THE C ENTER FOR
HEALTH LAW STUDIES
YOUR LIFE IN THE LAW BEGINS HERE.
THE TOP-RATED HEALTH LAW PROGRAM Established in 1982, the Center for Health Law Studies was one of the first law school programs to focus on the intersection of the health care system and the legal system. Under direction from nationally renowned faculty, the Center has celebrated 30 remarkable years of national and international leadership in health law scholarship and education.
study of health law. Requirements include:
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10 credit hours of health law courses
Co-Director , C e nter for H ealth L aw Studies ; P rofessor
Students who earn a Concentration in Health Law have access to top-tier faculty; leading scholars, practitioners and employers; and one-on-one support and guidance from staff who work together to give our students a competitive edge as they pursue careers in the legal and health care fields.
Dual-Degree Programs In cooperation with the Saint Louis University Center for Outcomes Research, the College for Public Health & Social Justice and the Center for Health Care Ethics, the Center for Health Law Studies offers five health law related dual-degree programs. The dual-degree programs are designed to allow students to obtain two degrees in significantly less time (four to five years depending upon the degree) than if the degrees were obtained separately. Students must complete two semesters at SLU LAW before beginning a dual degree.
Our health law graduates work across the country, where the Centerâ€™s reputation is highly regarded. For ten consecutive years, the Center for Health Law Studies has earned the reputation as the nationâ€™s premier health law program. EARN A CONCENTRATION Students pursuing a J.D. may also earn a Concentration in Health Law by completing a required course of study and specified co-curricular activities through the Center for Health Law Studies. The concentration is intended to allow students to explore and demonstrate a specialized interest in the
A publishable health law research paper Attendance and written analysis of five distinguished speaker presentations Practical health law experience
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IN COOPERATION WITH THE CENTER FOR OUTCOMES RESEARCH Juris Doctor/Master of Science in Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation (J.D./M.S.) As health care and policy are increasingly driven by analyses of outcomes data, the Center for Outcomes continued on next page 3
MASTER OF LAWS IN HEALTH LAW The Master of Laws (LL.M.) is an advanced degree designed to serve two types of lawyers – those seeking an in-depth introduction to the practice of health law and those who are currently practicing and wish to increase their exposure to new developments in health law. This highly selective program allows each student individual attention and close faculty supervision. Students are encouraged to complete scholarly writing, attend seminars and participate in directed research projects. Requirements for the Health Law LL.M. include: 24 credit hours of law courses Master’s thesis of publishable quality Up to 6 credit hours of directed research Up to 6 credit hours outside the law school
THE TOP-RATED HEALTH LAW PROGRAM (continued) Research prepares students to inform and lead decision-making with empirical research. Students in this dual-degree program will earn a J.D. and a Master of Science in Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation Sciences. This program will develop health care lawyers who are able to account for health outcomes data in preparation for litigation, in assessing a client’s compliance with various regulations and in counseling clients related to liability risk management and institutional policy. In Cooperation with the College of Public Health & Social Justice Juris Doctor/Master of Health Administration (J.D./M.H.A.) Juris Doctor/Master of Public Health in Health Management Policy (J.D./M.P.H. Health Management Policy) Juris Doctor/Master of Public Health (J.D./M.P.H.) Dual-degree programs with the College of Public Health & Social Justice allow highly motivated
students the opportunity to combine the field of health law with health administration, health policy or public health. The College of Public Health & Social Justice is home to a top-ranked program in health administration. In Cooperation with the Center for Health Care Ethics Juris Doctor/Doctor of Philosophy in Health Care Ethics (J.D./Ph.D.) The Center for Health Care Ethics offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of bioethics. Faculty members hold terminal degrees in law, medicine, philosophy, psychology, health care ethics, public health and research methodology. Health care ethics has become its own field, but it requires multidisciplinary expertise. While pursuing the J.D., law students also have the opportunity to pursue a Ph.D. and gain expertise in the field of bioethics.
THOMAS (TIM) L. GREANEY
CO -DIRE C TOR, C EN T ER FOR H EA LT H LAW ST U D I ES ; C H EST ER A . M YERS PRO FESS OR OF L AW; P ROFES S OR OF H EALT H ADM I NI ST RAT I ON, C OL L EG E OF PUBLIC H EA LT H & S OC I A L JU ST I C E
ACCESS TO HIGH PROFILE PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
I chose to pursue a joint J.D./M.P.H. - Health Policy at SLU LAW because of the Health Law program’s exceptional reputation. The experience has surpassed my expectations as I have benefited from an extensive variety of health law courses, expert faculty and unique extracurricular opportunities. I am confident that my time at SLU LAW has prepared me to navigate the world of law, politics and business within the health care industry. ASHA NATARAJAN (’12)
C ON S U LTA N T, P O L A R I S MAN AG E M E N T PA RT N E R S LLC, N E W YO R K
Through their affiliation with the Center for Health Law Studies, SLU LAW students obtain diverse handson experience in the area of health law. SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF Health Law & Policy The Saint Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy is published bi-annually by the Center for Health Law Studies and a student editorial board. Law students participate in the Journal as issue, lead and staff editors. One issue each year is devoted to the publication of the proceedings of the Center for Health Law Studies’ annual symposium. The second issue is devoted to coverage of emerging issues within health law and policy. Legal Clinics Third-year students, supervised by practicing attorneys, work in the SLU LAW Legal Clinics. Health law students have the opportunity to advocate for the elderly and disabled in the Elder Law Clinic and represent children with disabilities and their families in the Child Advocacy Clinic. Students may also participate in case development and appellate advocacy concerning substantial legal matters such as state health policy. Externships Externship positions allow students to gain first-hand experience and may lead to full-time employment.
Students are regularly placed in the following organizations within the St. Louis community: Ascension Health BJC Health System Hospital Sisters Health System Logan College of Chiropractic Lutheran Senior Services Mercy Health SSM Health Care Saint Louis University School of Medicine U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, Fraud Division U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs PROFESSIONAL SKILLS COMPETITIONS Each year, the Center sponsors and coaches health law students as they compete in regional and national professional skills competitions. Our students participate in the National Health Law Moot Court Competition, the Transactional Health Law Competition at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and in the University of Maryland’s Health Law Regulatory & Compliance Competition. SLU LAW teams have consistently ranked among the top teams in these competitions, including first place wins for both our Transactional Team and Regulatory Team in 2012.
also enroll in Health Law Agency Practice, a complementary two-credit course addressing both professional responsibility issues that arise in agency practice and advanced topics in administrative law.
Health Law SEMESTER IN WASHINGTON, D.C. Complex and fast-paced, the health care industry is highly regulated, with substantial regulation occurring at the federal level. During the Health Law Semester in Washington, D.C., law students clerk in a health-related federal agency for an entire semester. Students gain significant practical experience working with complex health care regulations. Additionally, they begin building a network of contacts within the federal government and in D.C., in particular.
Offered annually during the spring semester, this program is available to students enrolled in the Health Law Concentration program, a health law dual-degree program or the health law LL.M. program. Additionally, each student must have successfully completed Administrative Law, Health Care Law and Professional Responsibility prior to his or her semester in D.C. Agency placements have included:
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Office of Quality & Safety U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Counsel to the Inspector General U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of General Counsel, Public Health Division U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of General Counsel Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Competition, Health Care Division
Students in the program are eligible to earn 12 to 14 credits through a combination of experiential and course work. Students work nearly full time during the spring semester at an assigned externship placement for up to 12 credits. Students 7
ANNUAL HEALTH LAW SYMPOSIUM In the spring of each year, the Center hosts a symposium featuring leading experts and scholars in a relevant field. Proceedings of the symposium are published in the Saint Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy. Symposium topics focus on ground-breaking issues in health law and policy. Recent symposia have included: Regulating Dual-Use Research in Life Sciences (2013) Drugs & Money (2012) Implementing Health Reform: Fairness, Accountability & Competition (2011) Pandemic Preparedness (2010) Living in the Genetic Age (2009) Disability, Reproduction and Parenting (2008) 8
ACCESS TO RENOWNED SCHOLARS AND PRACTITIONERS Due in large part to the Centerâ€™s strong national reputation, students are exposed to some of the best legal minds in the country. Distinguished Speaker Series Throughout each academic year, the Center hosts several leading scholars and practitioners who shape health law and policy. Students have the opportunity to meet with the speakers and discuss timely health law and policy issues during small group sessions. Practitioner-in-Residence Program The Practitioner-in-Residence program allows the Center to host a visiting health law attorney for several weeks each year. The practitioner has the opportunity to reflect on the practice of law and refresh his or her perspective while offering students and faculty insight into the realities of the practice of health law. Health Law Scholars Workshop The Center for Health Law Studies and the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics host the annual Health Law Scholars Workshop each fall at SLU LAW. This collegial forum allows faculty new to health law and bioethics scholarship to present works-inprogress and receive advice from experienced health law and bioethics scholars.
The Distinguished Speaker Series has included: Alex Azar, former General Counsel, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Dr. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Howard Dean, former Chairman, Democratic National Committee Judy Feder, Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown Public Policy Institute; Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute
Mark Hayes, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP; former Health Policy Director and Chief Health Counsel, Senate Committee on Finance Nicole Huberfeld, Professor of Law, University of Kentucky College of Law, Bioethics Associate, University of Kentucky College of Medicine Peter Leibold, Excutive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, American Health Lawyers Association Michelle M. Mello, Professor of Law and Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health Jonathan D. Moreno, Professor of Medical Ethics, University of Pennsylvania; Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Frank Pasquale, Professor of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law Arti Rai, Professor of Law, Duke Law School, Duke Institute for Genome Science and Policy Karen Rothenberg, Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law Jay Wolfson, Professor, University of South Florida, College of Public Health; Guardian ad Litem for Terri Schiavo
Practitioners-in-Residence the Center has welcomed: Clifford E. Barnes, Partner, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.; Washington, D.C. John T. Boese (’72), Of Counsel, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP Vence L. Bonham Jr., Senior Advisor to the NHGRI Director on Genomics and Health Disparities, National Human Genome Research Institute, Washington, D.C. Ritu Kaur Cooper (LL.M. ’05), Associate, Arent Fox LLP, Washington, D.C. Margaret Donnelly (’88), former Director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Melinda J. Dutton, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP; New York Mal J. Harkins III (’76), Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP, Washington, D.C. Susan Stefan, former Director of the Emergency Department Project at the Center for Public Representation
ACCESS TO YOUR FUTURE Students partner with the health law faculty and the Office of Career Services to develop and market skills attractive to employers seeking graduates with an advanced understanding of health law. These employers include: Regional and National Law Firms with Health Law Specialization Health Care Systems and Associations Medical, Pharmaceutical, Device and Biotech Corporations Professional Health Care Provider Associations Federal and State Health Law Related Agencies such as Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Department of Justice Selected health law student summer experiences, in addition to private law firms American Bar Association Commission on Disability Rights, Chicago BJC Health Systems, St. Louis Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Chicago The Cleveland Clinic, Ohio 10
Families U.S.A., Washington, D.C.
Bryan Cave LLP
The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation, Baltimore
National Health Law Project, Chapel Hill, N.C. National Rural Health Association, Washington, D.C. Philadelphia Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Project Podesta Group, Washington, D.C. Polaris Management Partners, New York Presence Health, Chicago Texas Childrenâ€™s Hospital, Houston University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Washington, D.C. U.S. Department of Justice Selected EMPLOYERS OF OUR HEALTH LAW ALUMNI
Ernst & Young Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. Express Scripts, Inc. Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, P.C. Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Hogan Lovells Hospital Sisters Health System Husch Blackwell LLP King & Spalding LLP Lewis, Rice & Fingersh L.C. Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services National Disability Rights Network Omni Health
Armstrong Teasdale LLP
Polaris Management Partners
BJC Health Systems
Proskauer Rose LLP
Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
Quarles & Brady LLP
SELECTED CITIES WITH HEALTH LAW ALUMNI
Selected EMPLOYERS OF OUR HEALTH LAW ALUMNI (continued) Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C. Sidley Austin LLP
Southern Illinois Healthcare Thompson Coburn LLP
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services U.S. Department of Justice Washington University School of Medicine
SAN FRANCISCO DENVER
NEW YORK CLEVELAND PITTSBURGH
DES MOINES OMAHA LINCOLN
SPRINGFIELD KANSAS CITY JEFFERSON CITY
MILWAUKEE SALT LAKE CITY
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
BALTIMORE WASHINGTON, D.C. RICHMOND
LAS VEGAS SANTA FE
LOS ANGELES SAN DIEGO
1,200+ CENTER FOR HEALTH LAW STUDIES ALUMNI
NEW ORLEANS ST. PETERSBURG
BY THE NUMBERS
HEALTH LAW FACULTY
ANNUAL HEALTH LAW SYMPOSIA
STUDENTS CURRENTLY PURSUING A HEALTH LAW RELATED DUAL DEGREE OR LL.M. IN HEALTH LAW
STUDENTS PURSUING A CONCENTRATION IN HEALTH LAW STUDIES
COLLECTIVE YEARS OF HEALTH LAW TEACHING EXPERIENCE
PUBLICATIONS BY HEALTH LAW FACULTY CENT ER FO R H EA LT H L AW ST U D I ES 3 0 T H ANN IVERS A RY SYM P OS I U M
The following courses were offered in 2012-13 or are offered in 2013-14.
The following seminars were offered in 2012-13 or are offered in 2013-14.
Antitrust Bioethics & the Law Biotechnology Law & Policy Competition Based Advocacy (including National Health Law Moot Court, National Health Law Transactional Competition and the Health Law Regulatory and Compliance Competition) Disability Law Elder Law FDA Law & Policy Fraud, Abuse & Health Care Health Care Finance & Business Planning Health Care Law Health Care Quality Health Law Agency Practice
Health Law, Policy & Advocacy: Grassroots Advocacy Health Law, Policy & Advocacy: Legislative Advocacy Health Law Semester in D.C. HIPAA Privacy Law Innovation in Medicine & Medical Device Regulation Legal Issues in Hospital Governance & Patient Care Legal & Policy Issues in Health Inequities Public Health Law Public Right of Way Service Learning Project Saint Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy Transactional Health Care Practice
Access to Health Care Competition & Regulation in Health Care Complementary & Alternative Medicine ERISA & Employee Benefits Issues in Nonprofit Organizations Law & Psychiatry Public Health Emergency Law & Biosecurity Regulation of Human Subjects Research Theories of Health Law
FACULTY & STAFF Robert Gatter
C o - D irector , Cen ter for H ealth Law Studies; P rofessor B.A., Johns Hopkins University; M.A., Medical College of Wisconsin; J.D., University of Pennsylvania
H EALT H PO LICY SCH O LAR B.S., Saint Louis University; M.S.W., Saint Louis University; J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law
Associate D ean for Academic A ffairs ; Professor B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; J.D., University of California, Berkeley
Thomas (Tim) L. Greaney
Co-Director, Center for Health Law Studies; Chester A . Myers Professor of Law; Professor of Health Administration, School of Public Health
Barbara J. Gilchrist Professor
B.A., Wichita State University; J.D., Washington University; Ph.D., Saint Louis University
B.A., Wesleyan University; J.D., Harvard Law School
Amy N. Sanders
Assistant D irector , Center for H ealth L aw Studies ; I nstructor B.A., Loyola University Chicago; J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law
Jesse A. Goldner LISA Dâ€™SOUZA
HE A LTH LAW & POLICY FELLOW B.A., Texas A&M University; J.D., Harvard Law School
John D. Valentine Professor of Law ; Professor of Law in Psychiatry and Pediatrics , School of Medicine
Sidney D. Watson Professor
B.A., University of Southwestern Louisiana; J.D., Harvard Law School
A.B., M.A., Columbia University; J.D., Harvard Law School
Kelly K. Dineen
A SSI STAN T PROFESSOR B.S.N., Saint Louis University; J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law
Sandra H. Johnson
Professor Emerita A.B., Saint Louis University; J.D., New York University; LL.M., Yale Law School
Program C oordinator
JAMES BURKE (LL.M. ’12)
JAMES DuBOIS, Ph.D., DSc
D I V I S I ON V I C E P R E S I D E N T AND COR POR ATE C OU N S EL , HO SP I TA L S I ST ERS HEALTH SYSTEM
Brian D. Elsbernd (’97)
Govern men t C omplia n ce M an ager, Covidien
Rebecca L. Frigy (’08)
AS S OC I AT E , P olsinelli
Randy S. Gerber
HU BERT MÄDER ENDOWED PRO F ESSO R O F HEALT H CAR E ET HICS; DIRECTO R, BANDER CENT ER FOR M EDICAL BUSINESS ET H ICS; SECO NDARY APPOINT MENT, SCH O O L O F LAW
JASON S. TURNER, Ph.D., MAE
ASSISTANT PRO F ESSO R O F H EALT H MANAGEMENT AND PO LICY; SECO NDARY APPO INT MENT, SCHOO L O F LAW
S H AR E HO LD E R , P olsinelli
MAL J. HARKINS III (’76)
PARTNER, PROSKAUER ROSE LLP, WASHINGTON, D.C.
Donn h. herring
PARTNER, lathrop & cage, llc
william p. hoffman
associate, greensfelder, hemker & gale, p.c.
ANNE JUSTICE (’08)
R I S K MA N AG E M E N T C O O R D INATOR , BJC H E A LT H C A R E
ASLME HEALTH LAW PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR AWARDS
DISTINGUISHED HEALTH LAW SPEAKERS
Joan B. Killgore (’00)
S hareholder , P olsinelli
David J. Massa
AT TOR N E Y AT L AW
S H AR E HO LD E R , T ueth , K een ey, Cooper, M ohan & Jackstadt, P. C .
Christina Z. Randolph (’00)
OF F I C E R , G ree n sfelder, Hempker & G ale , P.C.
SIDNEY D. WATSON
P ROFES S OR
CENTER FOR HEALTH LAW STUDIES
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