Come learn from faculty members at University of Maryland Baltimore who are using their expertise to develop and refine the legal, medical and regulatory tools needed to face a new epidemic and from the Costa Rican Ambassador to the United States who brings his perspective as both a government official in an affected country and a biotechnologist. Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 4:30 - 7pm, SMC Campus, Elm Room 210B. MORE »
Maryland Carey Law celebrated the investiture of Diane E. Hoffmann, JD, director of the Law & Health Care Program as the first Jacob A. France Professor of Health Care Law on November 10. Hoffmann has served on the faculty at Maryland Carey Law since 1987, teaching and conducting research on issues at the intersection of law, health care, ethics and public policy. The Law & Health Care Program has achieved top national ranking under her watch. MORE »
The Law & Health Care Program: Making an Impact
Expanding health insurance to uncovered populations. Physician-assisted suicide. The use of genetic information. Racial and ethnic disparities in access to health care. These and other issues are among the most complex and controversial in our society today.
A pioneer in health care law, the Law and Health Care Program (L&HCP) combines education and research on emerging medical, health policy and legal matters, addressing health law issues from both legal and interdisciplinary perspectives, and capitalizes on access to the state and federal government. Ranked #4 in U.S. News & World Report's survey of the nation's best law school specialty programs, the L&HCP continues to meet the growing demand for lawyers and policy makers capable of addressing this increasingly complex field.
The Law & Health Care Program held its annual graduation breakfast for students who earned the Health Law Certificate on May 18. L&HCP faculty members, students, and their families gathered for several hours of celebration and fellowship before the law school’s graduation ceremonies the following day. Each student was introduced by a faculty member who shared meaningful accomplishments and amusing anecdotes with the audience.
This year the L&HCP is celebrating the 19th year the program has offered the Health Law Certificate to students who complete the concentration in health law. The concentration requires that the students take 17 of their 85 law school credits in health law, participate in a health law clinic or externship, and write a scholarly paper on a health law topic.
“We are very proud of this year’s class and wish them all the best as they transition into meaningful careers,” said Diane Hoffmann, director of the Law & Health Care Program.