Center for Health Law & Policy

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To enroll in the certificate program, students must participate in an entrance interview with the Director of the Center. To schedule interviews, please contact Diane Adams

216-687-2312 or 216-687-6884

For more information on The Center for Health Law and Policy contact Browne C. Lewis, Director of the Center. The Center for Health Law and Policy is located in room LB153, first floor of Cleveland Marshall College of Law.

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Learn Law in a top medical community and vital legal center.

Few cities can compare to Cleveland’s thriving healthcare industry, which boasts one of the largest concentrations of medical institutions and leaders in the nation. The medical focus of the region makes it an attractive destination for medical and legal professionals and a hub of leading-edge research and scholarship.

certificates in Health Law offered by the center:

For JD Students:

Students may take graduate level law and health related courses in other disciplines throughout Cleveland State University.

Professional certificates for non-JD students:

Online Health Care Compliance Certificate:

Practicing attorneys and health professionals, including doctors, nurses, social workers and health care administrators, are eligible to enroll in an online Health Care Compliance Certificate Program. On August 5, 2014 Cleveland Marshall College of Law received the University Program Accreditation from the Compliance Certification Board. In order to receive the Compliance Certificate, students must complete the 18 required credits with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.

To apply to the Health Care Compliance Certificate Program, applicants from outside the law school must submit, along with a completed application:

  • An official transcript showing that the applicant has earned a Bachelor's degree, and also official transcripts of all other college, graduate, and professional studies, whether a degree was obtained or not;
  • A current resume detailing work and professional experience;
  • At least two letters of recommendation;
  • A personal essay describing how you expect to use the knowledge acquired in pursuing the Certificate Program.
  • A personal interview with the program director is also required.

Health Care Compliance Certificate Tuition

Learning Beyond the Classroom

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

Student Organizations

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 Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. The Society pursues this goal by bringing academics and practitioners to C|M|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.

Mentoring Program

Each student in the program may request a mentor from our engaged network of practitioners.

Focused and Relevant

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.




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