Why Health Law?
Health law can be a challenging, satisfying and influential career path for attorneys choosing it as a specialty. As a critical component to the efficient and fair delivery of healthcare within the industry, healthcare attorneys enjoy long, stable careers working for a single employer or for a government entity. In addition to the law, healthcare lawyers gain an understanding of key issues in science, medicine and ethics. Now more than ever, with a world pandemic and so many questions about what the future will bring, health law will continue to be vital and rewarding area of the law giving you the opportunity to advocate for regulations and laws that affect everyone and to influence how our society gives and receives healthcare. For lawyers passionate about public health, you can contribute to the public welfare by advocating for those who cannot advocate for themselves.
By Jesse Hale, Chair, ABA Health Law Section Subcommittee on Law Student Outreach, Sutin Thayer & Browne (Albuquerque, NM)