3L Spotlight: Joseph Gregorio

Joseph Gregario
Joseph Gregorio is a unique and respected voice among health law students and all students at DePaul University College of Law. He graduated this May, receiving his JD and Health Law Certificate.

Joseph is originally from the West Chicago suburb of Batavia and attended college at Western Illinois University where he earned his Bachelor’s in Psychology with a pre-law minor. He decided to pursue law since his grandfather is an attorney and he enjoyed studying law during college.

After college, Joseph chose DePaul University College of Law since he felt it would be a great environment to study law and felt at home in the DePaul community. Some of his favorite classes include Administrative Law and Business Organizations. Among his favorite health law classes are Fraud and Abuse, and Health Policy and the Law.  

Joseph decided to study health law following his undergraduate studies—his background in psychology and interest in economics sparked his interest in the field. He was immediately drawn to health law since it is a growing field and a huge part of the economy.

During his time at DePaul, Joseph held many noteworthy positions including: Managing Editor of E-Pulse, Co-Chair of the Jaharis Health Law Institute’s Advisory Board for Recruitment and Outreach, and Editor of Notes, Comments and Articles for DePaul’s Law Review, all of which he has thoroughly enjoyed.

Joseph took the initiative to experience a variety of legal environments during law school. His first position was as a summer scholar through the health law institute. As a summer scholar, he worked for the American Medical Association (“AMA”) in the Counsel of Ethics and Judicial Affairs. During his time at the AMA, Joseph enjoyed the policy oriented approach. At the AMA, he gained incredible experience working with lawyers and physicians to research, draft and publish ethics rules which are binding on AMA members. His next position was at a small law firm which practiced professional licensing defense work. Helping physicians and nurses keep their medical licenses. Later, Joseph worked at a workers’ compensation defense firm where he gained insight and knowledge on medical records and litigation. He currently works at a personal injury law firm as a law clerk.

Joseph’s advice for current law students is to try and get as broad of an experience as possible. He originally wanted to work in policy and was unsure about practicing as a litigator. However, after taking Legal Writing & Research III, where he gave an oral argument, and Trial Advocacy, he is glad he expanded his skills and knowledge.

Joseph will be greatly missed by the Jaharis Health Law Institute and all of the students at DePaul. We here at Jaharis Health Law Institute wish him the best and thank him for his incredible contributions to the health law program.