Laura Hoffman




Visiting Professor of Law
Co-director, Center for Health Law and Policy



Email: l.c.hoffmannull@csuohio.nulledu




S.J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law
LL.M., Loyola University Chicago School of Law
LL.M., American University Washington College of Law
J.D., Ave Maria School of Law
B.A., University of Notre Dame cum laude


Dr. Laura C. Hoffman is a Visiting Professor of Law and Acting Director for the Center for Health Law and Policy at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Prior to this, 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. Additionally, she worked as an Assistant Professor of Law/Faculty Researcher for Seton Hall University School of Law’s Center for Health and Pharmaceutical Law and Policy where her work focused on research projects aimed at making policy changes to improve healthcare access for people with disabilities and children. Previously, Dr. Hoffman worked for Data Federal Corporation as a contract Attorney Advisor for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals in the Cleveland, Ohio field office. She drafted appellate decisions for Administrative Law Judges involving legal disputes over Medicare payments. Dr. Hoffman earned her S.J.D. in Health Law and Policy from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2012. Additionally, she holds a LL.M. in Child and Family Law also from Loyola and a second LL.M. in Law and Government from American University Washington College of Law. Dr. Hoffman earned her J.D. from Ave Maria School of Law in 2007. Graduating cum laude and a distinguished graduate of the Class of 2004, she earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Hoffman’s legal scholarship has been published in numerous law reviews and journals including the Notre Dame Journal on Legislation, the Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law, the Iowa Journal of Gender, Race, & Justice, and the American Journal of Law and Medicine. Her legal scholarship has been cited by the National Council on Disability and the RAND Corporation. 

Teaching Areas: 

Legislation and the Regulatory State, Health Law I, Health Law II, and Aging and the Heatlhcare System (seminar) 

Research Areas: 

Disability Law, children’s health and education, and telemedicine 


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