Health Law

The following practice area is relevant to students interested in health law and to students enrolled in the J.D.–M.P.H. joint-degree program or pursuing a graduate certificate from the School of Public Health and Health Services. The structure and delivery of health care has generated a wide range of legal concerns related to health care, including laws and regulations that govern the health care industry as a whole, health care providers, hospitals and health systems, health insurers, managed care companies, nursing and long-term care facilities, and home health care providers. Some of the recommended courses pertain specifically to the practice of health law; others, while not specific to health law, are important for a solid foundation in this area and an understanding of the needs of patients.


Foundation Courses

Food and Drug Law (6408)

Health Care Law (6410)

Health Care Law Seminar (6411)**

Law and Medicine (6617)

Related Courses

Evidence (6230)

Corporations (6250)

Employee Benefit Plans (6272)

Insurance (6298)

Federal Income Taxation (6300)

Trusts and Estates (6342)

Family Law (6348)

Family Law Seminar (6352)**

Elder Law (6353)

Administrative Law (6400)

Antitrust (6402)

Environmental and Toxic Torts (6449)

Law and Psychiatry (6614)

Genetics and the Law (6616)

Vaccine Injury Clinic (6626)

Health Rights Law Clinic (6631)

Client Interviewing and Counseling (6650)

**For 2015–2016, Health Care Law Seminars may include Fraud and Abuse, Traumatic Brain Injury, Affordable Care Act, and Antitrust and Health Law; Family Law Seminars may include Juvenile Justice and Reproductive Technologies.