Best Medical Law Schools: List of Top U.S. Schools

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Medical law is commonly referred to as health care law. This subject may be offered as a specialization within a Juris Doctor or Master of Law program or it may be pursued as part of a dual-degree program with another health-related degree.

While many law schools have programs in health care law, Saint Louis University, the University of Maryland, and Boston University offer top-ranked health care law programs based on the U.S. News and World Report rankings for 2017.

1. Saint Louis University in St. Louis, MO

For 2017, U.S. News and World Report ranked Saint Louis University as the #1 health care law school in the country. The law school offers a Juris Doctor (J.D.) with a health law concentration. Additionally, SLU offers four dual degrees specializing in health law, including a J.D. with a Master of Health Administration, a J.D. with a Master of Public Health (MPH), a J.D. with an MPH in Health Policy, and a J.D. with a Ph.D. in Health Care Ethics. A Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Health Law is available for those who wish to pursue advanced degrees in medical law, and there is a certificate program in health law for attorneys who wish to specialize in health care law.

SLU's undergraduate school also offers a pre-law program for students who plan to attend law school after graduation.

2. University of Maryland in Baltimore, MD

The University of Maryland was ranked #4 among health care law schools by U.S. News and World Report for 2017. Students can take courses that count toward a health law certificate as part of the Juris Doctor program. Students can participate in clinics and externships focused on health law. An LL.M. with a specialization in health law is also available.

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3. Boston University in Boston, MA

For 2017, Boston University was tied for #2 among health law schools on the U.S. News and World Report list. At Boston University's law school, J.D. candidates can choose a concentration in health care law that includes courses in insurance law, disability law, and the Affordable Care Act. Students can also conduct research in the field or complete a health law externship. Alternatively, BU offers a dual degree in law and public health, J.D./MPH, and a dual degree in law and medicine (J.D./MD).

The school hosts a student chapter of the American Health Lawyers Association.

More Top U.S. Medical Law Schools

These law schools also offer excellent training in medical or health care law.

College/University Name Distinction Location
DePaul University J.D. program, certificates, and concentrations; joint degrees; and other graduate programs in health law Chicago, IL
Drexel University Offers a joint J.D./Ph.D. in Law and Psychology Philadelphia, PA
Georgia State University The College of Law hosts five centers, including the Center for Law, Health, and Society Atlanta, GA
Harvard University Hosts the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics Cambridge, MA
University of Houston Hosts the Health Law and Policy Institute Houston, TX
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Concentration in Health Law & Bioethics Minneapolis, MN
University of Pittsburgh Hosts the Center for Bioethics and Health Law Pittsburgh, PA

Law students and experienced lawyers who want to focus on health law can find concentration options, real-world training opportunities, and dual-degree programs at top-ranked law schools throughout the country.

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