Anatomy of the Most Common Personal Injury Claims

Award Winning Anatomy for Lawyers CLE Series Expanded into a Joint Certificate Program from Temple University’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine and the James E. Beasley School of Law

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About the Program

Instructors: Professors Steven Popoff, Samuel D. Hodge, Jr. and Virginia Graziani Lowe
Dates: March 12, 2019 to April 2, 2019 (4 consecutive Tuesday nights from 6:00-8:30pm)
Location: Temple University Medical School, Medical Education and Research Building, 3500 N. Broad Street, Anatomy Lab 410, Philadelphia, PA 19140 (On the North West corner of Broad and Tioga Streets)
Cost: $495
CLE Credits: 9 substantive hours, 1 ethics hour
Course Cap: 30 Participants

Anatomy for Lawyers, the award winning CLE series developed and taught by Professor Samuel D. Hodge, Jr., will be expanded into a four week CLE offering that will provide a joint certificate in Medicine and Law with a focus on the most common injuries seen in a personal injury claim. Statistically, injuries to the spine, shoulder, hand, hip, knee, and foot are the most common injuries giving rise to personal injury claims.This course will focus on the anatomy of these areas and will explain how trauma occurs to each unit. The course will be a collaborative effort among the Temple Schools of Law and Medicine. Professor Samuel D. Hodge, Jr., will co-teach the course with Dr. Virginia Graziani Lowe, M.D., J.D., Professor Steven Popoff, Ph.D., and the anatomy faculty from the medical school. Classes will be held on Tuesday nights at the medical school and will include classroom lectures, hands-on instruction, and actual dissections of the body in the anatomy lab, along with diagnostic imaging reviews.

Following an introductory lecture, which will include a discussion of medical ethics, the course will cover:

March 12, 2019 (Class One)
Medical Ethics and an Introduction to Medicine and Trauma

March 19, 2019 (Class Two)
The Spine and Peripheral Nervous System

March 26, 2019 (Class Three)
The Shoulder, Hand, and Nerves of the Upper Extremity

April 2, 2019 (Class Four)
Hip, Knee and Foot

Professor Hodge explained the reasons for expanding the popular CLE series: “Lawyers are trained to recognize or defeat theories of liability. That, however, is only a part of a claim. Medical issues, such as causation and damages, play an equally important role, but most attorneys are not educated in medical matters. This joint certificate program is designed to help attorneys better understand the nuances of medicine and trauma involving the injuries that most often surface. Attorneys will obtain ‘hands on’ experience in the dissection lab as they learn the intricacies of the human body while being exposed to how the spine and extremities work.”

Upon successful completion of the program, attorneys will receive the appropriate CLE credits and certificates in Medicine and Law from both the law and medical schools.


For more information and for details about course registration, please contact:

Farlistcity El, Office Manager
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Continuing Legal Education Program
Phone: (215) 204-1448