Tenth Annual Health Law and Policy Institute to Be Held at Tenley Campus in June
This year, American University Washington College of Law’s Health Law and Policy Summer Institute will celebrate its tenth year of specialized summer courses. The law school was an early adopter of the summer institute format for health law and policy, and continues to be a resource for students and practitioners.
Corrine Parver ’82, founder of the Health Law and Policy Project, commented, "I am particularly proud of the Institute's ongoing success in helping to prepare law students to become learned health lawyers." Through its experiential learning, practice-oriented curriculum, and outstanding expert faculty, AUWCL aims to provide its JD and LL.M. students as well as visiting students and practitioners with every opportunity to advance their knowledge of health law and policy.
During the Health Law & Policy Summer Institute, participants gain a better understanding of the dynamic and complex health care industry and learn practical insights and applications. Timely and relevant health law courses are offered featuring topics such as health reform, business transactions, pharmaceuticals, and the False Claims Act. The Institute invites expert practitioners and guest speakers who bring their real-world experience into the classroom with innovative educational lectures and networking opportunities.
Of note this summer is the new “Law and Policy of Health Insurance Reform” course taught by expert practitioner Joel Michaels, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP. "The Health Law and Policy Summer Institute each year presents a contemporary curriculum that reflects the most significant changes in the health law environment. This year’s Institute is no exception as exemplified by the “Law and Policy of Health Insurance Reform,” a course that will review the laws relating to health insurance access and managing health care costs. In light of the highly charged national political environment surrounding health care coverage, it is particularly important to provide a larger legal context for assessing the implications of the many anticipated changes in health insurance law," said Michaels.
Professor Lewis Grossman participated in a panel presentation on “FDA Issues Affecting Healthcare Providers” at the New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting in New York City, Wednesday, Jan. 25. He presented along with I. Glenn Cohen and Holly Fernandez Lynch of Harvard Law School and Robert Klitzman of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Mailman School of Public Health.
American University Washington College of Law has concluded its inaugural National Health Law Writing Competition. The competition, designed to encourage law students to write scholarly papers on current topics of interest relevant to health law, received numerous entries from student scholars across the nation.