Interdisciplinary Offerings at Lewis & Clark Law School
What is Health Law?
Health Law is an interdisciplinary field that encompasses administrative, legislative, and common law subject matter including:
Health Care Ethics – Students explore how the law should be interpreted or reformed to protect human rights, promote equality, and ensure an adequate standard of living for all members of society. Courses addressing these issues include Advanced Torts Seminar, Bioethics, Disability Law, Elder Law, Public Health Law, and Reproduction & the Law.
Health Care Delivery & Financing – Students explore state and federal regulation of health care professionals and facilities, and various public and private mechanisms for financing health care services. Courses addressing these topics include Advanced Torts Seminar, Disability Law Clinical Internship Seminar, Disability Law Seminar, Health Care Law, Health Law & Policy Seminar, and Worker’s Compensation.
Health Law & Technology – Students explore how the law adapts and evolves to address changes in health law related to issues that arise from advances in technology. Courses addressing these issues include Bioethics, Information Privacy Law, and Intellectual Property Survey.
At Lewis & Clark, students can study health law in specific courses dedicated entirely to health related issues and/or as an element of many courses with broader coverage. Issues relevant to health law are addressed in administrative law, anti-trust law, criminal law, environmental law, family law, intellectual property, and patent law courses.