Health law is an exciting and far-reaching field in which lawyers play increasingly critical roles. Litigators battle over malpractice claims; transactional lawyers help design and implement business and contractual arrangements; and regulatory attorneys address state licensing of physicians and hospitals, nursing home Medicaid compliance, FDA drug approval and Medicare fraud investigations.
Wayne Law offers an expert faculty and an array of courses, clinics and externships to train the next generation of health lawyers in the broad set of skills and areas of expertise required. Students learn the basic business of health care and the economics of insurance. They study the challenges of improving patient safety through regulation, error reporting and quality control, as well as malpractice litigation. They consider the policy and politics of health care in an era when health reform and employee benefits are key topics on the political agenda and in union negotiations. Their training in bioethics ensures that they do not forget the personal dimensions of
In an era of globalization and bioterrorism, public health students consider complex questions of interrelated federal, state and local governance; emergency preparedness; and international concerns raised by outbreaks of infectious diseases, such as SARS, when cross-border travel has become commonplace. Taking advantage of the university’s medical school, law students and pediatric residents explore the role of international organizations and public health in an exciting interdisciplinary setting.
Click on the above video to hear Professor Lance Gable discuss health law at Wayne Law.
Is Health Law right for you?
Health law raises a wide range of complex legal issues and job opportunities for lawyers. For example, are you interested in:
- bioethics and the complications of end-of-life care?
- the regulation of clinical research and drug approval?
- disaster preparedness and public health planning?
- the intricacies of medical malpractice litigation?
- the complicated business of contracting for managed care?
- the administration of Medicare and Medicaid?
- the implications of health care for employee benefits?
- the functions of the World Health Organization and the World Bank?
If so, then consider studying health law at Wayne Law.
Wayne Law offers opportunities to study many other areas of the law as well. Check out a full list of course offerings, visit the Program for International Legal Studies or visit the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights.
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