Health Law

The nation’s capital offers an incomparable setting in which to study health law, one of the fastest-growing legal practice areas. GW’s Health Law is designed to enable students to take maximum advantage of this unique location. Key survey courses and seminars emphasize the crucial role the law plays in the design and operation of the U.S. health care and public health systems. Through the study of health law at GW, students learn about the complex structure of the federal regulatory process, the relationship between federal and state health system regulation, and the relationship between federal regulation and industry stakeholders. Special attention is paid to the effect of these vast and complex legal interactions on the health of consumers, patients, and the general population. Students also benefit from the extraordinary externship and job placement opportunities available in Washington, DC, ready access to experts both at GW and in the broader community and leading-edge research opportunities in health law and policy.


Concentration in Health Law

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Faculty in the News

"NLRB’s Joint Employer Rule Triggers ‘Mess’ Over Court Review"

Bloomberg Law News quoted Richard Pierce in the steps the Supreme Court will likely take in the National Labor Relations Board’s rule on joint employment.

"Face Search Engine PimEyes Blocks Searches of Children’s Faces"

The New York Times quoted Daniel Solove in an article discussing the violation of privacy new technology poses on search engines.

"Column: Horrific social media posts about the Israel-Hamas war show how being online ruins independent thinking. Can we fix it?’’

Los Angeles Times quoted Daniel Solove about his idea of “murky consent” and the updates required of company’s privacy agreements.



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