For the third consecutive year, preLaw magazine has awarded Hofstra Law an “A” rating for its Health Law offerings. The ratings are announced in preLaw’s Back to School 2019 issue in the article “Top Law Schools: Health Law.”
Hofstra Law is one of only 29 law schools that received an “A” or an “A+” rating for Health Law. PreLaw bases the ratings on the breadth and depth of a law school’s curricular offerings, including concentrations, clinics, centers, internships/externships, and dual-degree programs, among others.
Hofstra Law’s offerings in Health Law include:
• More than 15 courses, such as Bioethics and the Law; Law of Medical Product Discovery, Development, and Commercialization; Public Health Law, Policy, and Ethics; and Law and Medicine: Cooperative Professionalism, which brings law students to a local hospital where they join teams of medical students on clinical rounds
• Hofstra University Bioethics Center, a collaboration of Hofstra’s law and medical schools
• Robert W. Entenmann Veterans Law Clinic, in which Hofstra Law students assist local veterans in obtaining the disability and health care benefits to which they are entitled
• Externships with organizations such as Catholic Health Services and New York State’s Mental Hygiene Legal Service
• Clinical Bioethics Certificate program, which blends academic coursework with a clinical skills component that allows participants to learn — and be assessed in — clinical competencies in preparation for real-life consultations in medical settings
• JD/Master of Public Health (MPH) joint degree program with Hofstra University’s School of Health Professions and Human Services
• Medical-Legal Partnership with Northwell Health, which provides legal services for patients facing issues that contribute to poor health, such as denial of health care coverage, social services, immigrants’ rights, or disability benefits.
• Conversations: Health and Treatments (CHAT), a partnership between the Gitenstein Institute, Northwell Health and communities in the New York metropolitan area, which empowers people with information about advance care planning, allowing for more open communication with their families and clinicians about patient-centered medical decision-making
• Mission Critical, a veterans outreach and engagement campaign developed by the Gitenstein Institute to serve the local veteran community by delivering coordinated and accessible educational, clinical, legal and social resources in a centralized location on the Hofstra University campus
PreLaw magazine is a National Jurist publication.
Read the full article “Top Law Schools: Health Law” in preLaw’s online Back to School 2019 issue (Vol. 23, No. 1).