Health Law Pathway

What Health Law Lawyers Do

Health law lawyers:

  • Help clients with laws affecting medical practice and scientific research, including, regulatory compliance, complex corporate and transactional work, medical malpractice, and health care policy
  • Represent medical and biotechnology clients, government agencies regulating healthcare, and individuals dealing with medical providers
  • Interpret complex statutes and administrative regulations and case law, as well as medical science issues
  • Practice in small firms for plaintiff medical malpractice; medium to large firms defending malpractice suits and other healthcare litigation, and advising providers on regulatory compliance and transactions; and government agencies and non-profits, advising or lobbying on health policy

Who Might Enjoy This Specialty?

You might enjoy practicing Health Law if you:

  • Enjoy working with people, including multidisciplinary professional clients (physicians, nurses, hospital administrators, global relief agenciesSimplify and communicate complex concepts adeptly
  • Simplify and communicate complex concepts adeptly
  • Have a background in one of the sciences
  • Enjoy a dynamic and challenging field, given the changes that the Affordable Care Act is having on health care

Last updated 6/18/2014