Health Law and Policy

Examine Health Law from many angles

The health law field is as diverse as it is complex. From the local and national policies that determine who has access to health care, to the laws that govern the personal choices we are allowed to make about our own medical treatment, there are many fascinating areas to explore. Studying health law at Maryland Carey Law gives you the opportunity to learn about health law from an interdisciplinary perspective on a campus with top research-based institutions for nursing, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and social work. Our outstanding faculty provide mentorship and guidance as you put theory into practice, from the classroom to the clinic.

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Explore the Health Law and Policy Curriculum

Through our highly respected Law and Health Care Program, you will have access to a robust health law curriculum covering a wide range of topics.

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  • Advanced Bioethics and the Law
  • Advanced Legal Research: Health Law
  • Biomedical Research Regulation and Ethics Business Aspects of Health Care Law Seminar
  • Critical Issues in Health Care
  • Elder Law
  • Environmental Justice, Human Rights, and Public Health
  • Food and Drug Law
  • Food Safety Regulation
  • Fraud and Abuse
  • Health and Homeland Security Workshop
  • Health and Intl. Human Rights Seminar
  • Health Care Law and Policy
  • Health Law Practice Workshop
  • Health Information, Privacy, and Innovation
  • Issues in Medical and Forensic Evidence
  • Law and Policy of Emergency Public Health Response
  • Legal and Policy Issues in End-of-Life Care
  • Licensing and Disciplining of Health Care Professionals Seminar
  • Medical Malpractice: Claims, Defenses and Litigation
  • Mental Disability and Criminal Law Seminar
  • Mental Disability Law
  • Neuroscience and Law
  • Public Health and the Law
  • AIDS Action
  • Care First Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Center for Health and Homeland Security
  • Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc.
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Dimensions Healthcare System
  • Disability Rights Maryland
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center
  • Healthcare Rights Project
  • Hilltop Institute
  • Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation
  • Johns Hopkins Office of Compliance
  • Lifebridge Health Legal Dept.
  • MD Board of Nursing
  • MD Department of Health
  • MD Occupation Boards
  • MD Office of the Attorney General
  • Medstar Health
  • Natl. Human Genome Research Institute
  • Natl. Health Law Program
  • Natl. Institutes of Health
  • Natl. Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Network for Public Health Law
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Project Heal, Center for Innovation and Leadership in Special Education
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of MD
  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • U.S. Senate
  • University of Maryland Medical System
  • JD/MPH - Master of Public Health
  • JD/PharmD - Doctor of Pharmacy
  • JD/MPP - Master in Public Policy
  • JD/PhD (Public Policy) - Law and the Public Policy

Student Health Law Organization

The Student Health Law Organization (SHLO) hosts events that enhance student access to health law career opportunities and resources, promotes awareness of health-related legal issues, and provides opportunities for community engagement. Annual events include sessions on health law careers, practitioners’ panels, and the Health Law Regulatory and Compliance Competition.

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Clinics at Maryland Carey Law

Our renowned Clinical Law Program offers multiple clinics handling cases that involve health law-related work.

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Jhanelle A. Graham Caldwell ’13

"The program’s integrative approach allowed me to learn from health care professionals, providing insight into legal issues that I would not have had otherwise.”


Examples of where our graduates have been employed:

Policy Analyst, Washington State Hospital Association

Staff Attorney, Kennedy Krieger Institute

Policy Analyst, FDA

Lead Health Policy Analyst, MITRE

Policy Analyst, Health Resources and Services Administration

Senior Associate (Healthcare Division), Invariant

Compliance, Blue Shield of California

Regulatory Counsel, FDA

Healthcare Associate, DLA Piper

Senior Counsel, Baker Donelson

Health Policy Analyst, Bipartisan Policy Center

Public Health Emergency Management Analyst, Library of Congress

Assistant Chief Counsel, FDA

Public Health Analyst, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Corporate Counsel, Vibra Healthcare

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