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Health Law & Bioethics Concentration

The University of Minnesota Law School’s concentration in health law and bioethics is breaking new ground as one of the country’s top health law programs. Students work across disciplines with some of the nation’s leading experts in health law, bioethics, disability law, family law, international human rights, and regulatory theory.

J.D. and LL.M. students immerse themselves in a wide range of interdisciplinary courses, addressing the legal implications of law and bioethics, health care delivery, health care reform, genetics and assisted reproduction, mental health issues, insurance, and food and drug law.

Further questions should be referred to the faculty chair for the concentration in health law and bioethics:

Susan Wolf

Program Highlights

  • Interdisciplinary courses in health law, bioethics and human rights taught by nationally distinguished faculty
  • Access to cutting-edge research throughout the University of Minnesota
  • Opportunities to work on the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology
  • Opportunities for part-time and summer employment
  • Membership in the Health Law & Bioethics Student Association
  • Networking and career employment opportunities with alumni nationwide
  • Access to programs and events sponsored by the Joint Degree Program in Law, Science & Technology, the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences, and Center for Bioethics
  • Option of interdisciplinary Master of Arts degree in Bioethics through the Center for Bioethics

Study Opportunities

Concentration courses range from required courses in health care delivery to highly specialized courses and seminars. Law students also can take advantage of the resources of other strong departments at the University of Minnesota through interdisciplinary graduate studies.

The Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences is a University-wide center that builds on the strengths of 19 university centers and programs to tackle difficult interdisciplinary questions on law and values in health, the life sciences, and the environment.

Journal Opportunities

Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, a multidisciplinary journal published twice annually, offers educational opportunities for law students and a venue for their scholarly publication.

Student Organization Opportunities

The Health Law & Bioethics Association (HLBA) is dedicated to providing students with practical career guidance in the field of health law, and fostering awareness, critical thought, and debate about topics in bioethics. HLBA embraces interdisciplinary discourse and collaborates with students and organizations from other colleges at the University of Minnesota.

Other Health Law Opportunities

The University of Minnesota offers a unique Joint Degree Program in Law, Science & Technology for students interested in combining a law degree with one of a broad range of graduate and professional degrees in health and the life sciences.