Why Health Law?
The changing health care market has resulted in higher demand within the health care industry for qualified legal advice and representation. Health law is a dynamic field that deals with issues such as access to health care, medical malpractice, relationships between patients and providers, bioethics, biomedical research, the regulation of drugs and devices, and public health matters. Attorneys with this legal background can work in a variety of capacities and can assist physicians, hospitals, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, insurers, employers, and patients navigate health care laws and regulations.
Courses in Health Law
Students can select courses that explore the various aspects of health law.
Experience in Health Law
Employers are looking for experience. Students benefit from USD School of Law's many nationally recognized clinics and centers that provide hands-on legal training while attending law school.
USD School of Law offers more than 40 student organizations where students gather with like-minded colleagues. Get involved in one of USD's organizations to discuss and debate the latest legal issues related to health law..
Spotlight on Health Law
At USD School of Law, students have the opportunity to learn from several distinguished faculty members and practitioners who teach and write in the field of health law. Faculty Director for Clinical and Placement Education Professor Margaret Dalton teaches in the area of special education and disability law and is the supervising attorney for the Education and Disability Clinic. Professor Dov Fox teaches and writes in the areas of health law and bioethics and serves as the faculty advisor to the Health Law Society (HLS). Professor Richard Barton is a partner at the law firm of Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP in San Diego where he has represented health care providers for more than 25 years. Along with teaching in the area of health care law and policy, he also serves as a consultant to health care providers in licensing and regulatory compliance issues.