Profound issues of law and policy arise from the exploration, development, and implementation of health-related goals and objectives in society. National health care reforms are changing how we deliver health services and the practice of health law domestically. At the global level, transnational issues of trade, commerce, travel, environment, and terrorism transcend local and national boundaries and profoundly impact individual and communal health.
Through the unique LLM and MLS degree programs, students seeking to focus in this area have the opportunity to study, learn, and work on regional, national, and international projects at the intersection of law, policy, and the health, in collaboration with the Public Health Law & Policy Program and multiple other partners at the College of Law and beyond.
Through their studies in the classroom (and applied projects via the program for Health Law students), students can achieve a refined understanding of health law and its modern challenges through in-depth exploration of foundational principles and real-time application through projects and initiatives. In the emerging field of health law, this focus will help to prepare students to apply their skills in career positions in public and private sector entities seeking to improve health through a better understanding of applicable law and how law impacts this growing industry.