Established in 1984 and directed by the Health Law Institute (HLI), DePaul's health law program has consistently ranked among the top in the nation. HLI offers students coursework that reflects the diversity of health law from community health to high-tech health care, making DePaul a leader in the education of future generations of health law partners, policy makers and critical thinkers.
HLI responds to contemporary ethical, legal and moral challenges in the health care field through systematic, innovative approaches that influence policy development. To fulfill this mission, HLI engages in community and business related programming, groundbreaking research, legislative issues, collaborative work with local and national leaders, and efforts to eliminate social barriers in health care. Through such initiatives, HLI has earned a strong local reputation and has gained national and international attention for its work.