Healthcare is growing to consume nearly a fifth of the United States economy. It is one of the most highly-regulated industries and lawyers in this field are in growing demand. 

The Health Law program at the James E. Rogers College of Law prepares students for work in this exciting field, including bioethics, health insurance reimbursements, medical malpractice, regulatory science, Medicare fraud, facility licensure, access to care, quality assurance/compliance, and public health regulation.


"Arizona Law’s Health Law Program will help me achieve my goals, which include bringing my leadership, passion and professionalism to the next level.”

-Renee Tyree, PharmD, MHA, Pharmacy Director

Experiential Learning

Students have undertaken a wide range of health-related internships, including work with the general counsel’s office of the university’s academic medical center, the college’s Regulatory Science program, and the Tucson Family Advocacy Program, which collaborates with local physicians to provide health-enhancing legal solutions for their patients. Working with Professors Spece and Robertson, students have also served on the hospital’s bioethics committee, co-authored papers, and performed grant-funded research. Law students also participate in the Interprofessional Education Program (IPEP), training with graduate students from medicine, public health, nursing and pharmacy in realistic simulations on topics including pandemic flu governance and disability law.

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Key Contacts


Roy G. Spece, Jr.
John D. Lyons Professor of Law