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It’s no surprise we are perennially ranked among the top ten programs in the nation. Founded in 1953, The Law-Medicine Center is the oldest law school-based center for the study of legal
medicine and health law in the United States. The field of health law effectively began with the creation of the center in 1953.
It’s no surprise we are perennially ranked among the top ten programs in the nation. Founded in 1953, The Law-Medicine Center is the oldest law school-based center for the study of legal medicine and health law in the United States. The field of health law effectively began with the creation of the center in 1953.

CENTER NEWS

Elisabeth Rosenthal Delivers Annual Oliver C. Schroeder Jr. Scholar-in-Residence Lecture

Elisabeth Rosenthal Delivers Annual Oliver C. Schroeder Jr. Scholar-in-Residence Lecture

Mar 7, 2017
In a preview of her upcoming book, "An American Sickness: How Healthcare became Big Business and How You Can Take it Back," Rosenthal examined the high costs of healthcare in the United States.
Case 3L wins national health law writing competition

Case 3L wins national health law writing competition

Feb 28, 2017
Lauren Tonti won first place and a $1,000 prize in the annual American University Washington College of Law National Health Law Writing Competition.
New book examines legal, ethical and policy implications of electronic health records and medical “big data”

New book examines legal, ethical and policy implications of electronic health records and medical “big data”

Dec 13, 2016
Electronic Health Records and Medical Big Data: Law and Policy, written by Law-Medicine Center Co-Director Sharona Hoffman, helps readers gain an in-depth understanding of electronic health record systems, medical big data, and the regulations that govern them. 
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