Faculty News for Professor Colleen Boraca
Clinical Assistant Professor
H.B.A., Marquette University
J.D., Loyola University of Chicago School of Law
Phone: (630) 229-0752
Professor Colleen Boraca Presents on Medical-Legal Partnership to Illinois Legal Associations
Clinical Assistant Professor Colleen Boraca presented on “Medical-Legal Partnerships: Working Together to Improve the Lives of the Disabled” at the March 2014 meeting of the Kane County Bar Association's Elder Care, Disability and Mental Health Law Committee. The presentation described the history of medical-legal partnerships, highlighting the benefits of interdisciplinary collaboration between the legal, medical and social work professions. Professor Boraca introduced the NIU Health Advocacy Clinic, a medical-legal partnership between NIU Law, Aunt Martha’s Health Center and Hesed House, the second largest homeless shelter in Illinois.
Then on May 30, 2014, Professor Boraca will speak to the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois at Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O’Neil, LLC. She will provide an overview of NIU Law’s clinical program, highlighting the NIU Health Advocacy Clinic. Professor Boraca will discuss the medical-legal partnership model which includes integrating legal services into medical settings as a way to reduce health disparities.