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The Law-Medicine Center
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Confronting Critical Health Law Issues
It’s no surprise we are 3rd in the nation. We are partners with our university’s world-renown medical school, and our city is home to two of the nation’s best hospitals. These resources offer our students an unprecedented opportunity to play a pivotal role in one of the fastest-growing legal fields.
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About the Center:
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
May 20, 2014

Law school introduces health law SJD

The new degree program is designed to give lawyers the opportunity to complete the highest degree in health law and to prepare them to work in academia, research or health policy.
Feb 28, 2014

Professor Mehlman gets McDonald Merrill Ketcham award

Professor Max Mehlman was awarded the McDonald Merrill Ketcham Award and delivered a lecture, "Are Physicians Fiduciaries for Their Patients," at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law on Feb. 20, 2014. He also made a presentation to medical students at the Indiana University School of Mediicine and at Grad Rounds for IU physicians on Feb. 21, 2014. 
Feb 3, 2014

Former Chair of U.S. Commission on Civil Rights speaks at Law-Medicine Symposium

Dr. Mary Frances Berry, the former chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, spoke at the 2014 Law-Medicine Symposium. From 1980 to 2004, Berry was a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and served as chair from 1993-2004. Between 1977 and 1980, Berry served as the Assistant Secretary for Education in the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. She has also served as provost of the University of Maryland and chancellor of the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is currently a Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and Professor of History at The University of Pennsylvania.
Jan 17, 2014

Tracey Li named Dean Lindsey Cowen Fellow

Tracey Li has been named the Dean Lindsey Cowen Research Fellow. Li earned her BA and MA in Chinese literature from Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China in 2002; a MA in political science from the University of Tennessee in 2006; and a JD from Case Western Reserve in 2013. Li will conduct research in matters of health law and bioethics and assist professors with their projects. "My experience with different cultures caused me to become interested in law and to pursue my J.D.," Li said. "I feel very fortunate to have graduated this past May with honors." The fellowship was made possible by a grant from Pat Ferry and the Ferry Family Foundation.
Oct 11, 2013

Panelists discuss implementation of the Affordable Care Act at Law-Medicine Forum

Panelists with expertise in medicine, insurance, government and health care finance discussed the implementation of the Affordable Care Act at the Elena and Miles Zaremski Law Medicine Forum in Sept. 2013. Panelists explained how the current law was debated and passed in Congress and how its implementation will affect Americans. The forum was sponsored by Miles Zaremski (LAW '73), a health care attorney, respected national columnist and one of the foremost experts in the country on health care policy and law. 
LECTURES & EVENTS
Is Obamacare still about health insurance?
Is Obamacare still about health insurance?
Our health law professors lead national discussions about the historic act