Program Overview

As health care continues to evolve and become more complex, the need for lawyers who have the expertise to navigate the intricacies of the system will only increase. This concentration offers a comprehensive foundation in the areas in which health law intersects with business, public policy and a variety of federal regulations concerning the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries.

You’ll examine key topics such as bioethics, public health law, health care fraud and disability law, and you’ll explore methods of dispute resolution used specifically in health care. We also give you the flexibility to chart your own path through the program and select courses that most interest you and that provide the skills to assist the type of clientele you plan to represent.

Because the School of Law shares a campus with our medical, nursing and health sciences schools, you’ll also have opportunities for interprofessional collaboration and access to a wide range of research materials related to the health care industry. Starting in your second year, you can participate in our diverse clinic and externship courses and be part of our medical-legal partnership or our health law externship, where you’ll be placed with the Department of Public Health, a hospital or pharmaceutical legal department, or a law firm practicing health law. And you can write for Quinnipiac’s Health Law Journal, join the Health Law Society and attend our speaker series that invites prominent figures from the health law field to campus.

Quinnipiac University also announced a significant partnership with Hartford HealthCare, Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network, setting the stage for experiential opportunities for Quinnipiac Law students to nurture a legal workforce prepared to advise clients in a wide array of settings including general counsel, compliance, cybersecurity, government affairs, and regulatory offices.