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Law Academic Affairs Office

Office Address:

Law Center
1825 W. Rocket Dr., Ste. 2000
Mailing Address:
2801 W. Bancroft, MS 507
Toledo, OH 43606

419.530.5597

Geoffrey.Rapp@utoledo.edu

Career Compass: A Map for Your Legal Career in Health Law

Health Law’s distinction lies in its scope: in a sense, nearly all law is health law. While many areas of legal practice focus on one type of law applied to numerous industries, health law focuses on ways that innumerable sources of law interact with the health care industry. 

Because health law encompasses almost every substantive area of law, health law careers are as diverse as the law itself. Health lawyers work in private practice, in government, in business, and for the public interest. They represent patients, doctors, nurses, clinics, hospitals, health systems, insurers, employers, manufacturers, scientists, and citizens. Breadth of knowledge and problem-solving skills unite health lawyers across these varied practice areas and enable them to identify the constantly evolving ways that health law issues can arise in this highly regulated industry. Depth of knowledge characterizes health lawyers within common areas of specialization, including litigation, transactions, compliance, and enforcement.

The American Health Lawyers Association’s Careers in Health Law and Life Sciences provides additional very helpful detail, which is tracked by the College of Law’s curricular offerings.

Courses

Core Curriculum:
Administrative Law
Health Law
Torts*

Specialty Courses:
Bioethics
Business Associations
Constitutional Law*
Contracts*
Disability Law
Federal Income Tax
Food & Drug Law
Health Care Litigation
Health Care Provider Liability
Health Care Regulation
Human Reproduction and the Law Seminar
Mental Health Law
Public Service Externship in health law placements

Other Student Opportunities

Health Law Certificate
J.D./M.D. Joint Degree Program
Health Law Transactional Moot Court Team
Health Law Society (Student Group)
ProMedica Healthcare Fellowship (Post-Graduate Clerkship with ProMedica)

Faculty

Susan Martyn
Elizabeth McCuskey
Nicole Porter
Evan Zoldan

 

* Courses Required for J.D. Degree

Last Updated: 7/9/15