George Horvath

George Horvath

Assistant Professor of Law, University of Akron School of Law

Professor Horvath joined the Akron faculty as an assistant professor of law in 2020. His scholarly interest focus on the ways in which constitutional, statutory, and regulatory inputs intersect with the health care enterprise to determine the access to and quality of U.S. medical care. His teaching includes Torts and various topics in Health Care law. Prior to joining the Akron faculty, Professor Horvath was a post-doctoral Fellow in Public Law at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. He also clerked for Judge John T. Noonan, Jr. on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Professor Horvath earned his J.D. at Berkeley Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the California Law Review. He earned his M.D. at Temple University Medical School.

Professor Horvath's scholarship has explored gaps in the regulation of drug-device combination products through FDA approval and tort law, statutory and regulatory determinants of FDA-approved high-risk medical device failures, and ways in which drug labeling might be improved. His work has been published in Washington Law ReviewBYU Law ReviewCalifornia Law ReviewAlbany Law ReviewCincinnati Law Review, and the Annals of Health Law and Life Sciences.

Prior to his legal career, Professor Horvath was a cardiologist who specialized in the treatment of heart rhythm disorders. He authored or co-authored over twenty article that were published in the Journal of the American College of CardiologyCirculationArchives of Internal Medicine, and other medical journals.