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School of Law's Health Law Institute Honored

Director Cindy Jesson to accept Int'l Compliance and Ethics Award

The Health Law Institute and its Health Care Compliance Program have been recognized as leaders in the compliance and ethics profession with the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics’ fifth annual International Compliance and Ethics Award.  

This award pays tribute to organizations and individuals making significant contributions to strengthen the corporate compliance and business ethics profession. The Health Law Institute was chosen for its work in helping to further compliance and ethics in health care careers.  

Director of the Health Law Institute Cindy Jesson will travel to Las Vegas on September 14, 2009 to accept the award on behalf of the Hamline University School of Law.   

“Preparing ethical leaders has been at the forefront of a Hamline education for more than 150 years,” said Jesson. “We are delighted by the recognition this international award shines on our newest program toward that end.” The Health Care Compliance Program was accredited by the Compliance Certification Board in the spring of 2008. It is one of just four such accredited programs in the nation and the only one in the Upper Midwest. In its first year, 20 students received the certificate.   

The School of Law’s compliance certificate program provides a thorough examination of governing laws and regulations, introduces students to industry leaders, and focuses on hands-on learning and interactive simulations through its in-depth and in-person curriculum.

The Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics exists to champion ethical practice and compliance standards in all organizations and to provide the necessary resources for compliance professionals and others who share these principles. 

Read the press release here.