Professor Leslie Meltzer Henry is a tireless advocate for the ethical conduct of medical research- her work has included organizing an international symposium on access to essential medicines, an NIH-funded study on pregnancy and HIV/AIDS, as well as work with the Wellcome Trust to address ethical research on pregnant women during Zika and other emerging public health crises. Read more in our latest L&HCP Newsletter.
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.