Student Health Law Organization

The Student Health Law Organization is the law school's predominant organization for students interested in health law and policy. SHLO, as it is affectionately known, has a series of events that it holds to promote awareness of health-related legal issues and enhance student access to health law career opportunities.  Some events are held annually, including the What is Health Law? Practioners Panel and Getting a Health Law Job Workshop. SHLO often seeks leaders in health law and regulation as speakers for its events; most recently, in spring 2012 it hosted HHS Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson who gave a talk on A New Era in Medicare Oversight. SHLO also sponsors innovative health law activities such as an annual Health Law Regulatory and Compliance Competition inviting schools from all over the country, the attorney-student mentor program with the Maryland State Bar Association's Health Law Section, a peer-to-peer mentoring program, and service activities at health-related local community organizations.

SHLO 2012-13 Officers-Elect

President: James Valentine
Vice President: Blake Walsh
Secretary: Mallory Montgomery
Treasurer: Casey Rojas
Events Coordinator: Christine Hein
1L Representative: Elected in Fall
Evening Representative: Elected in Fall

SHLO Committees:

Health Law Competition Committee Chairman: Abe Gitterman
Career Development Committee Chairman: Chad Brooker
Student Engagement Committee Chairman: Ian Clark

Contact: umdshlo @

Email Listserv: To sign up for the SHLO email listserv, please send an email with the subject "Add to SHLO listserv" to our contact email address.

Blackboard: To join the SHLO Blackboard group, when logged into Blackboard, click on the "Courses" tab and search for 'Student Health Law Organization'.  Next, click on the downward arrows to the right of the organization name, and select "Enroll."   This will take you to a "Self Enrollment" page, make sure to click "Submit."   If you need further assistance enrolling, please email the SHLO Secretary, Elizabeth Peterson, at

Maryland Health Law Attorney-Student Mentor Program

The Maryland State Bar Association's Health Law Section and SHLO have partnered to bring health law students the attorney-student mentor program.  If you are interested in being matched to a practicing health lawyer, please email Hannah Levinson, SHLO Vice President, at  Please include your name, law school year, health law-related experience, health law interests, and a brief note about how you will take advantage of being a mentee.  We plan to host a mentor-mentee reception for spring/summer 2012 matches at the end of the summer.

Health Law Competitions

SHLO and the Law & Health Care Program host annually the Health Law Regulatory and Compliance Competition where teams of law students from all over the country apply federal health regulations and rules, policies, and federal agency document to a hypothetical fact pattern involving a federal health agency and healthcare stakeholders. More information about this competition can be found here. Also, each year SHLO supports the UMB Interprofessional Patient Management Competition, or IPMC, where teams of students from the schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and physical therapy work collaboratively to evaluate an assimilated case scenario presenting complex diagnostic, therapeutic, and legal problems. If you are interested in participating in either of these health law-related competitions, please email the SHLO Health Law Competition Committee Chairman, Abe Gitterman, at

Upcoming Events:

Recent Events:

  • End of Year SHLOcial
    April 13th, 4:30-6:30pm
  • Health Law Regulatory & Compliance Competition
    Competition: March 28, 2012
  • HHS Inspector General Talk
    March 22, 5:00-6:15pm
  • Pint Glass Sale Fundraiser
    March 19-23rd
  • General Body Meeting & SHLO Officer Candidate Forum
    March 5th, 5:00-6:15pm
  • Getting a Health Law Job Workshop
    Feb. 8th, 5:00-6:15pm
  • Spring General Body Meeting
    Jan. 25th, 5:00-6:15pm
  • Spring Semester Kick-Off Social
    Jan. 18th, 4:00-6:00pm
  • Health Law Student Social
    Nov. 21st, 4:30-6:30 pm
  • Public Health Law Panel
    Nov. 17th, 5-6:30 pm
  • Brown Bag Lunch: Considering a Health-Related Duel Degree (JD-MPH)
    Nov. 9th, 12-1:00 pm
  • Brown Bag Lunch: Project HEAL
    Oct. 11th, 12-1:00 pm
  • What is Health Law? Practitioners Panel
    Oct. 6, 5-6:30 pm
  • Documentary & Discussion: Food Stamped (co-sponsored w/ Law & Health Care Program)
    Sept. 19, 4:45-7:30 pm
  • Urban Agriculture Day of Service (co-sponsored w/ MLSC, MELS, & CLS)
    Sept. 17, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Kick-Off General Body Meeting
    Sept. 8, 5:00-6:15 pm
  • Welcome Back Social
    Sept. 6, 4:30-6:30 pm

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