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Health Law Ranking

The DePaul College of Law’s health law program ranks 15th in the nation according to the recent U.S. News & World Report law school specialty rankings. “I am proud of the important work that our faculty, students, alumni, and community partners are doing at the forefront of health law and policy. There is no more important time than the present to be engaged in the difficult issues that face our health care system,” said Wendy Netter Epstein, Faculty Director of the Mary and Michael Jaharis Health Law Institute

Students of the health law program at DePaul College of Law not only have access to a broad health law curriculum that spans the field, but also may obtain a certificate in health law, an LLM, or a mas​ters of legal studies in health law or health care compliance​. Students are mentored by prominent practitioners in the field, and many participate in the Jaharis Summer Scholars program, where they obtain paid summer positions at some of the most distinguished law firms and health organizations in Chicago. Most recently, the Institute, together with the DePaul Journal of Health Care Law, the nationally ranked Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology, and the DePaul Journal of Art, Technology, and Information Technology, held its annual Symposium, “Telehealth: Transforming the Healthcare Delivery Landscape.” 

The health law program has an accomplished faculty teaching and writing in a broad range of health-related areas including price transparency, incentive pay, disability discrimination, intellectual property licensing of pharmaceuticals, federal regulation of medical devices, and informed consent in medical research. With the generous support of a $5 million endowment from the Jaharis Family Foundation, the Institute has recently expanded to include a faculty fellow to teach and write on topics at the increasingly important intersection of health law and intellectual property. 

DePaul’s health law program is always innovating, keeping ahead of the dynamic nature of the field. If you are interested in learning more about the program, please contact Executive Director Katherine Schostok.