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Welcome Law Students

Food for Thought

Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time. No one learns more about a problem than the person at the bottom. Sandra Day O'Connor, Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

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)

Welcome Law School Organizations

We encourage Health Law Student Organizations to update their contact information by designating or creating a role within your executive board that will continuously engage with the ABA and inform your members of events and opportunities 

Looking ahead,  our IG will serve as a source for collaborative virtual events organized by student organizations, opportunities to network with practicing attorneys, and student-specific programming. 

Interested in Health Law?

Join Matt Fisher and Jessica Bailey-Wheaton for an insider’s view of a day in the life of a health law attorney.

What is Health Law? 

For those seeking a career in the healthcare industry, these one-hour sessions are designed to introduce you to the fundamental nuts and bolts of this exciting and ever evolving area of the law. Each webinar features attorneys from three health law practice areas to guide you through their experiences, the rewards, and challenges they face as attorneys counseling clients on issues such as Fraud & Compliance, eHealth, Privacy & Security, Managed Care & Insurance, Payment & Reimbursement, Litigation & Risk Management, ADR & Conflict Management, Business & Transactions, Facility Operations, Life Sciences, Post-Acute Care, and Public Health & Policy.

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Articles of Interest

As law schools admit more students, will there be enough jobs?-- By Stephanie Francis Ward -- ABA Journal Weekly-- January 6, 2022

Online auction of RBG’s personal library set for this month-- By Stephanie Francis Ward -- ABA Journal Weekly -- January 4, 2022

Interested in helping Afghans apply for asylum? Here's a way to start -- By Amanda Robert -- January 6, 2022

Law student using American Sign Language wins 4th Circuit appeal -- by Stephanie Francis Ward -- ABA Journal Weekly -- March 4, 2021

More people are applying to law schools, and those with top LSAT scores are also increasing-- by Debra Cassen Weiss -- ABA Journal Weekly -- March 8, 2021