Health Law Faculty

University of Arizona Law faculty teach more than 50 graduate and undergraduate courses in Health Law.

Core Faculty

John D. Lyons Professor of Law Roy Spece is a nationally recognized expert in bioethics, medical malpractice, conflicts of interest, professional licensure, and litigation around medical products. His experience includes work on the contaminated blood litigation, which affected thousands of patients. His publications include Bioethics and Law: Cases, Materials, and Problems (M. Shapiro, R. Spece, et al. eds., 2d ed., Thomson/West Publishing Company 2003); and Conflicts of Interest in Clinical Research and Practice (R. Spece, D. Shimm, and A. Buchanan eds., Oxford University Press 1996). He is a former chairman of the Law & Medicine Section of the American Association of Law Schools.

Professor Tara Sklar, is the director of the Health Law and Policy Program and is an expert in health law, health technology, and aging law and public policy. Her teaching and research spans bioethics, professional responsibility, racial disparities, and public health law. She launched and oversees the college's fully online Graduate Certificates in Health Law, which are the result of an innovative multidisciplinary collaboration across six University of Arizona colleges and institutes together with global industry leaders, including the Critical Path Institute and the Drug Information Association. Sklar also serves as the faculty senior advisor in the areas of Telehealth Law & Policy at the Arizona Telemedicine Program and in Innovations in Health Aging with University of Arizona Health Sciences.

Professors of Practice

The faculty is complemented by a world-class group of professors of the practice in law.