Health Law

A medical professional reviewing CAT scans

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:

  • Bioethics & Law
  • Elder Law
  • Food, Drug & Biotech Law
  • Health Care Controversies
  • Health Law I and II
  • Hospital Risk Management
  • Information Privacy Law
  • Nonprofit Organization Law
  • Psychiatry & Law
  • Reproductive Rights Seminar