Health law revolves around an industry, not a casebook. Its laws impact every American every day. The health care challenges for academic, industry leaders, and students confront us in the headlines each morning.
Hamline’s Health Law Institute educates the leaders of today and tomorrow. Our professors know both the courtroom and the boardroom. Through specialized courses and experiential learning, we strive to instill real-life health law experience in our students. Through the Institute’s national speaker series and advanced expertise courses for working professionals, we take education beyond law students to the Upper Midwest’s stellar health care community of lawyers, managers, compliance officers, and policy makers.
This strong program has not gone unrecognized. The Health Law Institute has led to Hamline’s ranking as a top 20 health law program by U.S. News and World Report, 2014 Edition.
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The Health Law Institute is pleased to share a breakdown of news, events, and notes from the health law industry. Below is a report for the 2013-2014 academic year; check back for frequent updates.
Pope, West, JD '14, "Legal Briefing: Voluntarily Stopping Eating & Drinking," The Journal of Clinical Ethics, 68-80 (2014)
Hamline Law, HLI, & DRI Rise in 2015 U.S. News & World Report Rankings
Vanderburg, JD '13, "Staying Current to Stay Compliant" Minnesota Physician, 22-23, February 2014
Professor Laura Hermer Chosen for Fellowship
Jean Holloway Named New Hamline School of Law Dean
Vanderburg (Weekend Law Student), "Health Information Privacy" Health Care News, 16-19, December 2013
2013 Dean's Dinner Health Law Video
Pope, "Making Medical Decisions for Patients without Surrogates" New England Journal of Medicine, 11/21/13
Full-Ride Scholarships Available to Incoming Health Law Students
HCCA's Compliance Today Magazine features Hamline HLI Students
2014 J-Term Courses: Food Law & HIPAA Privacy (online)
Hamline Launches Tobacco Use Initiative in Response to a Petition Spearheaded by HLI
Dean's Dinner to feature Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel
2013 HLI Highlights
HLI videos featuring Director Thaddeus Pope and HLI Alumni discussing their externship experiences
Health Law Named Super Hot Legal Field by National Jurist
HLI Named Finalist in MN Business Magazine Health Care Leaders Awards
National Jurists' preLaw magazine recognizes Hamline as meeting all criteria for a health law program
Health Care Compliance Student, Alumni, Professionals Reception at Halleland Habicht
State-Level Attacks on Reproductive Choice: Where Are We and How Did We Get Here?
Liberal Bodies: Bodily Invasion and Political Theory
Complementary and Alternative Natural Healing Arts: Legal Challenges for Practitioners and Consumers
The past year has been another year of growth and accomplishment for the Health Law Institute, our students, our faculty, and our alumni. As you'll read in the 2013 Highlights, we have much to celebrate.
Thaddeus PopeHealth Law Institute Director
Kari McMartinProgram ManagerPhone: 651-523-2130
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Holly Danielson, JD '13
"In January, I began as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Suzanne Bollman in Minnesota's 10th Judicial District. My Judge hears all types of cases, including criminal, juvenile, civil, family, and probate. Related to my health law coursework are civil commitment cases where we typically hear testimony from mental health experts regarding diagnoses and appropriate care for individuals with mental illnesses. In general, I spend a lot of time in court observing hearings and trials, researching case law, reviewing memoranda and exhibits submitted by parties, discussing cases with the Judge, and writing orders. I am learning so much about litigation, the law, the judicial system, and what it takes to be a good (and bad) attorney. It's truly an invaluable experience and I am looking forward to putting into practice what I have learned both in this position and at Hamline in the coming years."
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