Health Law

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The challenges that will face the medical and health law professions in the coming decades are enormous—and exciting. Our Law-Medicine Center has defined health law since its founding in 1953. From corporate practice to bioethics, from malpractice rules to government regulation, our health law curriculum offers a deep dive into the key issues with the leading scholars in the field.

We share a campus—and debate ideas—with the best medical researchers in the world. Our emphasis on healthcare access puts students in the forefront of casework in human trafficking, LGBTQ+ rights, mental illness and refugee issues.

Top 10 in Health Law*

It’s no surprise that we are perennially ranked among the top 10 programs in the nation. As a partner with CWRU’s world-renowned School of Medicine, University Hospitals and the Cleveland Clinic, we offer unprecedented opportunities to play a pivotal role in one of the fastest-growing legal fields.

*U.S News & World Report, 2020

Comprehensive Curriculum

Nearly two dozen courses, from hospital risk management to a reproductive rights seminar, provide grounding for working in corporate, government or advocacy settings.

Among our most popular offerings:

  • Antitrust law
  • Bioethics and Law
  • Discrimination in Employment
  • Food Administrative Law
  • Drug Law
  • Genetics and the Law
  • Governance, Risk Management and Compliance
  • Health Care Controversies
  • Health Care Finance and Regulation
  • Health Care & Human Rights
  • Health Law
  • Health Law and Policy Lab
  • Health Matrix Seminar
  • Hospital Risk Management
  • Information Privacy Law
  • Nonprofit Organizations Law
  • Pretrial Practice: Medical Malpractice
  • Psychiatry & Law
  • Public Health Law
  • Reproductive Rights Lab/Seminar
  • Workers Compensation