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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.