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.
Federal Income Tax
Food & Drug Law
Health Care Fraud and Abuse
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)
* Courses Required for J.D. Degree