Christopher Trudeau, JD
Associate Professor of Law
UALR - Bowen School of Law
Christopher R. Trudeau, JD, is an Associate Professor at the University of Arkansas Little Rock, Bowen School of Law. He also leads the Regulatory Knowledge & Support function for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Translational Research Institute. Professor Trudeau is a recognized expert on clear legal communication, informed consent, and health literacy. He is the first lawyer to be appointed to the US National Academies’ Roundtable on Health Literacy and the Food & Drug Administration’s Risk Communication Advisory Committee. He has taught health law to medical students, nursing students, physician assistant students, and pharmacy students.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

In order to continue to deliver high quality interprofessional education during the COVID-19 pandemic, educational innovations including virtual simulations have been necessary. The Mock Trial interprofessional learning event is designed to give law students and medical, nursing, pharmacy, public health and other healthcare professions students exposure to a medical negligence trial and the opportunity to learn about, from and with each other as they collaborate as a jury to reach a verdict. To enable this to continue during the pandemic, transition to the virtual platform was required.…
A medical negligence trial can be stressful for all involved and may be the first time in a courtroom for many health professionals. To provide students the opportunity to learn from, with and about each other, the Mock Trial was established as an annual collaborative learning event between the University of Arkansas Little Rock Law School and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in 2018. In 2021, Mock Trial was conducted virtually with the goal of continuing high-quality IPE throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Students participate as jury members via Zoom and first hear the…