The Health Care Law Course of Study is designed for students interested in learning about the legal regulation of health care delivery and financing in the United States. 

The foundational courses introduce students to the basic structure of our health care delivery system: the relationship between different health care providers (e.g., hospitals, physicians, allied health providers); their relationship with insurers (e.g., Medicaid, Medicare, managed care companies); the legal and social forces that control access to the health care system; and the public and private regulation of quality.

Students can use this foundation to further specialize in any of the following areas: litigation (including civil and criminal fraud and abuse claims), business planning, and regulatory compliance for health care companies; public interest advocacy to ensure patient access to quality care and treatment that is ethical and equitable; or representation at administrative proceedings, quality oversight hearings, and medical malpractice disputes. 

Foundational Courses

  • Health Law Survey: The Legal Regulation of Health Care Access, Quality, & Cost in the U.S.
  • Health Insurance Regulation: Law, Policy, & Politics
  • Health Care Organizations: Business Planning and Regulatory Compliance

Courses Related to Business Planning and Regulatory Compliance

  • Business Organizations
  • Cannabis Law
  • Cyber Risk Management & Incident Response
  • Cybersecurity and Regulatory Compliance
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Technology & Privacy

Courses Related to Litigation and Administrative Practice

  • Administrative Law (or Introduction to Administrative Law)
  • Civil Litigation Practice I and II
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Insurance Law
  • White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice

Courses Related to Public Interest & Social Justice Advocacy

  • Civil Rights Litigation Practicum
  • Disability Rights Law
  • Homeless Rights Advocacy Practicum
  • LGBTQ+ Advocacy and Inclusive Lawyering
  • Special Education Advocacy Law and Practice
  • Race and the Law Colloquium
  • Sexual Identity and the Law

Health Law Experiential Opportunities

For more information on this course of study and health law externships, contact the Health Law Faculty Adviser, Professor Brietta Clark at

Prof. Brietta Clark
919 Albany St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(o) 213.736.1494