Preparing Students for the Practice of Health Law

AUWCL brings the practice of health law directly into the classroom, ensuring that students graduate practice-ready and connected to opportunities in the field. Our students benefit from a depth of health law course offerings few law schools are able to match, including courses in health law and policy, food and drug law, health care privacy and data security, health care fraud and abuse, health care business transactions, medical malpractice, bioethics, public health law, and global health law. Many students also pursue coursework in related fields such as intellectual property, nonprofit law, antitrust, civil rights, disability law, privacy law, employment and labor law, insurance and pension law, and poverty law. Health law also draws on many foundational fields of legal study and practice, including contracts, torts, constitutional law, administrative law, business associations, and tax law.

Health, Food and Drug, and Life Sciences Law

As evidenced by the current transformation of the U.S. health care landscape, health law and policy is a rapidly evolving and extremely complex field of study. The health care industry makes up nearly 20% of the U.S. economy and includes hospital systems, public and private insurers, pharmaceutical and device manufacturers, and the individual practitioners who treat patients.

 

Explore the Health Law LLM Specialization

Students who have completed their first law degree (e.g., JD or LL.B.) may pursue an LL.M. degree with a Health Law Specialization, a rigorous program designed to prepare lawyers for successful careers in the dynamic field of health law.Read more