CSU|LAW's Health Law program received an A+ rating in PreLaw Magazine
LEARN LAW IN A TOP MEDICAL COMMUNITY AND VITAL LEGAL CENTER.
Cleveland State University College of Law students study in a region with a thriving health care industry that allows for valuable experiential learning experiences and prestigious employment opportunities at world-renowned health care organizations, including Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and MetroHealth System.
The Center for Health Law and Policy stands out because of our industry-aligned, practice-focused curriculum with courses designed and continually updated through ongoing dialogue with health care leaders throughout the region. Students learn the exact skills that employers need from faculty members as well as adjunct professors who are practicing health law attorneys.
Whether it is evaluating the legal needs of the patients at a local hospital, focusing on compliance for a major health insurance provider, fighting medical malpractice at a private firm or working for a government agency, CSU|LAW provides the education, experiences and network to achieve career success.
The city offers rich experiential learning opportunities through externships at renowned medical institutions and other healthcare related facilities.
Sample externships include:
- University Hospitals Law Department
- University Hospital Compliance Office
- Medical Mutual of Ohio
- Eliza Jennings Senior Care
- Saber Health Care
- United States Attorney’s Office
- Nueza Luz Resource Center
Each student in the program may request a mentor from our engaged network of practitioners.
HEALTH LAW ADVISORY COUNCIL
The strong legal network of the area helped build our Health Law Advisory Council, made up of leading practitioners in private and public organizations. Their input keeps our program well-connected to the current climate and future of health law.
The Journal of Law and Health
The Journal is a law review devoted to publishing timely and informative articles in the area of health and the law. Students who have completed their first year of law school and rank in the top twenty percent of their class are invited to join the journal. The Journal of Law and Health publishes two issues per year.
Health Law Society
Affiliated with the American Health Lawyer's Association, the Health Law Society aims to connect students to the broader legal world of health law, and is dedicated to raising the visibility of health law issues at CSU College of Law. The Society pursues this goal by bringing academics and practitioners to CSU|LAW to discuss these issues with students, either through panel discussions, symposia, or more informal events. This semester the Health Law Society hosted a Blood Drive and organized travels to the Annual Fundamentals of Health Law Conference in Chicago Illinois. A total of 19 students attended the conference. In addition to the events the Health Law Society has had an overwhelming rise in membership.
Health LAw CERTIFICATES OFFERED BY THE CENTER
The Center for health Law and Policy offers both J.D. and non-J.D. students the opportunity to earn certificates in the expanding area of health care law. CSU College of Law’s interdisciplinary approach teaches students to think critically and analyze health law information from multiple perspectives, producing practice-ready professionals who enter or grow in their chosen field with distinctive skills and experiences.
J.D. Students - Certificate in Health Care Law
Non-J.D. and J.D. Students - Health Care Compliance Certificate
Non-J.D. Students - Online Health Law Certificate
For more information on The Center for Health Law and Policy, please contact:
- SJDLoyola University Chicago School of Law
- LLMLoyola University Chicago School of Law
- LLMAmerican University Washington College of Law
- JDAve Maria School of Law
- BAUniversity of Notre DamePolitical Sciencecum laude
Dr. Laura C. Hoffman is an Assistant Professor of Law at Cleveland State University College of Law (CSU Law) after previously serving as a Visiting Professor of Law. She also serves as Co-Director of the CSU Law Center for Health Law and Policy. Prior to her time with CSU Law, Dr. Hoffman served as a Senior Research Fellow with the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School where she contributed to the development of projects and events involving palliative care policy, Elder Law, brain injury, and Disability Law.
- BAWellesley CollegeEnglish and Political Science2002
- University of Geneva2003Fulbright Scholar
- JDUniversity of Chicago Law School2006with honors
- PhDUniversity of TexasGovernment2022
Dr. Moncrieff's research draws on a wide range of disciplines to illuminate legal, political, and social issues at the intersection of health law and constitutional law. She has published articles on health law and constitutional theory in Columbia Law Review, U. Penn Law Review, and Boston University Law Review, among others, and she is currently working on an ambitious reconceptualization of the American constitutional order in her book-in-progress, Constitutional Technocracy.
HEALTH LAW & POLICY LEADER-IN–RESIDENCE
Kim Bixenstine is a professional mediator and arbitrator with expertise in health law, medical malpractice, employment, business and commercial, tort, fraud & abuse, environmental and antitrust matters. Kim retired from University Hospitals (UH) in April, 2019, after 16 years. From April, 2015-April, 2019, Kim served as Chief Compliance Officer of UH, leading the compliance and ethics program system wide. From April, 2003-April, 2015, Kim served as Vice President & Deputy General Counsel of UH, where she was in charge of claims, litigation and risk management system-wide. Under her leadership as Chief Compliance Officer, UH was named by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for four straight years.