Welcome to the 2017 Health Law and Policy Summer Institute!

Health law is an incredibly complex and dynamic field. It encompasses many diverse areas of legal practice including, litigation, regulatory counseling, and corporate practice, to name only a few. The field of health law has expanded significantly in recent years and will continue to grow in importance.

What is the Institute?

The Health Law and Policy Summer Institute at American University Washington College of Law welcomes both students and experienced professionals from around the nation. The Institute offers a range of courses to select from, all of which will be taught by leading health law experts. Each course will delve into the legal, regulatory, policy and compliance implications of the subject matter at hand, with emphasis on practical insights and application.

The courses may be taken for academic or continuing legal education credit by students and professionals. The Institute schedule is flexible and includes day and evening courses. Participants can enroll for the full week or register for just one or any number of courses, in whatever combination is preferred.

Course offerings include: (Tentative)

Course #1: False Claims Act in the Health Care Industry (719B1-001)(1 academic credit) (Monday-Tuesday June 12-13 (9 am- 4:30 p m)
Professor Asha Scielzo with Mr. John T. Boese

Course #2: Pharmaceuticals and the Law (719JJ-001)(1 academic credit) (Wednesday-Thursday June 14-15 (9 am- 4:30 pm)
Mr. Daniel Kracov

Course #3: Health Care Business Transactions (719-008)(1 academic credit) (Friday-Saturday June 16-17 (9 am- 4:30 pm)
Professsor Asha Scielzo

Course #4: The Law and Policy of Health Insurance Reform (1 academic credit) (Monday-Thursday June 12-15 6-9:15 pm)
Mr. Joel Michaels

When and Where is the Institute?

The 2017 Health Law & Policy Summer Institute will run from June 12-17, 2017 at American University Washington College of Law in Washington, DC.

Networking Opportunities

The Health Law and Policy Summer Institute attracts preeminent speakers and faculty, providing numerous networking opportunities.


Registration is on a rolling basis, but space is limited. Courses have enrollment maximums. Please check back in spring 2017 for more information regarding registration.

Contact Us

For more information or to receive updates about the 2017 Institute, please contact Health Law & Policy Fellow, Asha Scielzo at scielzo@wcl.american.edu.