Your Destination for Health Law & Policy Studies in Washington, D.C.

The Health Law and Policy Program at American University Washington College of Law is a nationally recognized destination for health law and policy studies in Washington, DC. Our events connect health law and policy scholars from across the country with policymakers and practitioners in our nation’s capital. Through outreach, training, conferences, career events, and student advising, the Health Law and Policy Program also ensures that AUWCL students specializing in health law graduate practice-ready and connected to opportunities. Our students benefit from a depth of health law course offerings and opportunities that few law schools are able to match, including in health care financing and delivery, health care compliance, food and drug law, health care privacy and data security, health care fraud and abuse, medical malpractice, bioethics and regulation of human subjects research, public health law, and global health law.

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AUWCL and the Food and Drug Law Institute Hosts FDA Conference

AUWCL and the Food and Drug Law Institute Hosts FDA Conference

American University Washington College of Law’s Health Law and Policy Program and the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) teamed up October 19, 2018 to host "FDA: Past, Present, and Future."

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Wearables, mHealth Discussed during Panel on Privacy and Health Data

Wearables, mHealth Discussed during Panel on Privacy and Health Data

How do both companies and clients work to ensure health information remains private in a world of evolving health apps and wearables? It was a questioned answered Thursday, April 12 at American University Washington College of Law’s panel discussion “Health Data Privacy & Security: Emerging Issues in mHealth, Wearables, and the Internet of Things.”

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AUWCL Health Law & Policy Program Recognized as One of the Best Health Law Programs in the Country

AUWCL Health Law & Policy Program Recognized as One of the Best Health Law Programs in the Country

“We’re honored to be recognized as one of the best health law programs in the country. Through our course offerings, externship program, student-run publication, competition teams, and networking events, we’re working hard to ensure our students graduate practice-ready and connected to opportunities in the Washington, DC area and beyond. Our alumni are practicing law at the top of their field and giving back to students by coaching them in competitions and on the job market.” - Professor Lindsay Wiley, Director of the Health Law and Policy Program

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Studying Health Law & Policy at AUWCL

AUWCL brings the practice of health law directly into the classroom, ensuring that students graduate practice-ready and connected to opportunities in the field. JD and LL.M. students also build their expertise with internships and externships in the Washington, DC area. While law students from other areas are limited to summers or a single semester in DC, AUWCL students hone their skills and build their resumes year-round at local, state, federal, and international health agencies and organizations.

 

Pursue an LL.M. Degree with a Health Law Specialization

The Specialization is a rigorous program designed to prepare lawyers for successful careers in the dynamic field of health law.Read more