Health Law Institute (Delaware)
law grad schools hi resBADGENationally recognized for excellence, Widener’s Health Law Institute ranks among the nation’s top graduate programs in health law (read the news release). Imagine studying the complex relationship between health care and the law with nationally prominent faculty whose diverse specialties include biotechnology, bioethics, health care finance and transactions, public health law, toxic torts, HIV policy, and elder law.

A Major Field of Study
In today’s job market, a specialty in the rapidly developing field of health law will provide you with a significant competitive advantage. The Health Law Institute offers you the chance to debate emerging issues in medicine and law with your peers and professionally active faculty members. You will engage in spirited debates about controversial topics such as physician-assisted suicide, genetic research, changes in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and conflicts of interest in clinical research.

Certificates and Degrees
The health law concentration leads to a Health Law Certificate upon graduation. If you’re interested in taking your health law education even further, you can pursue a Doctor of Juridical Science.

Accomplished and Involved Faculty
Institute faculty members offer not only a diverse range of specialties, but also a wealth of experience. Our professors are active in local, state, and federal health efforts, and our adjunct faculty includes assistant United States attorneys, partners in major health law firms, and other government officials. With first-rate instruction and a wealth of options, Widener’s Health Law Institute will prepare you for a dynamic career in health law.

Special Projects: PHLIP and IPHLIP
In collaboration with the National Library of Medicine and the Delaware Academy of Medicine, the Widener School of Law has embarked on the Public Health Legal Information Project (PHLIP) to create a searchable database of public health law-related information. PHLIP and its sister project, Widener's International Public Health Legal Information Project (IPHLIP) offer students an opportunity to be involved at the ground floor level with projects of potentially enormous consequence to global public health.

Contact Information
Professor John G. Culhane
Phone: (302)-477-2107