The Columbia Health Law Association and the California Society of Columbia Law School are honored to host the launch of a national book tour here on our campus this Tuesday, March 12th from 12:10 pm-1:10 pm in JG 106. Although yet to be released, the posthumous memoir "Salt in My Soul" is already an Amazon bestseller and is set to be made into a film by Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated directors.
The memoir chronicles the life of Mallory Smith, a young woman who wouldn't let the boundaries of Cystic Fibrosis define her life's experience. Mallory graduated with honors from Stanford University, forged a career as an environmental journalist, and raised over $5 million for Cystic Fibrosis research before passing away at the age of twenty-five in November 2017, two months after a double-lung transplant.
Please join us as we welcome Mallory's parents, Diane and Mark Smith, who will be speaking about the unique health-related and legal circumstances that affected their daughter's life, including the ethical and humanistic dimensions of clinical trials, as well as the need for balance with pain management during the opioid crisis. Mark, who is a graduate of Harvard Law School will speak to the legal issues that have been raised by Mallory's story.