The health care industry is a major regional employer, and there is considerable and
growing demand for lawyers prepared to represent health care industry clients. Nationally,
the adoption of the Affordable Care Act has required businesses to seek the advice
of skilled attorneys; the Act twice found itself under consideration by the United
States Supreme Court.
Leveraging its connection with The University of Toledo College of Medicine and The
University of Toledo Medical Center, the College of Law has built a robust health
law program. Its centerpieces are the JD/MD joint degree, which provides a small number of students the chance to earn both a law degree and
their doctoral degree in an accelerated time frame, and the College’s Certificate of Concentration in Health Law. Students work for health care non-profit organizations through the College’s Public Sector Externship.
Our Health Law faculty
- Professor Elizabeth McCuskey, who represented health care industry clients in her time as an attorney in Philadelphia,
leads the College’s health law program (see the Health Law Career Compass).
- Professor Susan Martyn, one of the nation’s top legal ethicists, also teaches and writes about bioethics.
- Professor Evan Zoldan teaches Health Care Fraud, drawing on his experience as a U.S. Department of Justice
Attorney handling fraud cases dealing with the government’s Medicare and Medicaid
health care programs.
Consider the IP concerns
Advances and innovations in biomedical technology have brought intellectual property
and patent concerns to the core of health law practice. The College has a strong intellectual
law program, including a Certificate of Concentration in Intellectual Property directed by Professor Llew Gibbons.
Examine environmental law and policy impacts
Increasingly, environmental pollution and its consequences raise health law concerns.
The College’s Legal Institute of the Great Lakes, directed by Professor Ken Kilbert, and its popular annual Water Conference, are dedicated to finding ways to reduce the threats posed by environmental contamination,
including the threat to human health. The College offers a Certificate of Concentration in Environmental Law and numerous courses in the field.