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University of Houston Law Center
Health Law & Policy Institute
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UHLC’s Health Law & Policy Institute workshop examines legal issues surrounding Ebola

UHLC’s Health Law & Policy Institute workshop examines legal issues surrounding Ebola As public concern has heightened over the potential spread of the deadly Ebola virus, the University of Houston Law Center's Health Law  & Policy Institute hosted a special preparedness workshop to give area public officials a firmer grounding in the law surrounding various aspects of dealing with pandemic situations.  more...

Panel of UHLC grads detail ins-and-outs of in-house practice

Panel of UHLC grads detail ins-and-outs of in-house practice Working in-house at a large, non-profit like Texas Children’s Hospital is a lot like practicing at a small law firm  -- a close-knit team handling a broad range of issues, but with clients who work right down the hall. more...

UH Law Center releases updated health emergency law manual, plans Nov. 7 event on Ebola response

UH Law Center releases updated health emergency law manual, plans Nov. 7 event on Ebola response As the deadly Ebola virus has made its first appearances in the United States, members of the public and government officials are anxious for information on how to deal with the threat. more...

HLPI symposium focuses on future of America’s health care system

HLPI symposium focuses on future of America’s health care systemA small group of health law scholars, including five University of Houston Law Center professors, gathered in Houston earlier this fall to discuss their research on the future of the United States health care system. more...

Scholarships give UHLC students chance to attend state and national conferences

WinnersThree UHLC Health Law LL.M. students received scholarships from the State Bar of Texas Health Law Council to attend the Texas Health Law Conference in Austin. more...

UHLC’s Prof Roberts explains genetic law in congressional briefing

Jessica RobertsUniversity of Houston Law Center Professor Jessica L. Roberts today participated in a wide-ranging congressional briefing on advances in genetic technology and its implications for the public. more...

Prof. Bruhl on the SCOTUS Hobby Lobby decision

Michael E. Clark, LL.M. ‘96 and ’00 The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled in a 5-4 decision that two family-owned corporations cannot be forced under terms of the Affordable Care Act to pay for insurance coverage of contraceptives for employees. more...

Alumni  Spotlight: Michael E. Clark, LL.M. ‘96 and ’00

Michael E. Clark, LL.M. ‘96 and ’00 Michael E. Clark has been named chairman of the Health Law Section of the American Bar Association. more...

UH Law Center Professor Chandler testifies before Congress

UH Law Center Professor Chandler testifies before Congress UHLC Foundation Professor Seth J. Chandler testified on the Affordable Care Act today before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. more...

National association names Mantel ‘Health Law Scholar’

National association names Mantel ‘Health Law Scholar’ University of Houston Law Center Professor Jessica Lind Mantel has been named a health law scholar by members of the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, the third UHLC faculty member selected for the honor in recent years. more...

UHLC student takes yoga to the homeless as Schweitzer Fellow

UHLC student takes yoga to the homeless as Schweitzer FellowJonathan Chatham has taken his belief of a healthy mind in a healthy body from a middle school classroom to the halls of the University of Houston Law Center and soon to the streets of Houston where he will help the homeless for the next year as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow. more...

Fast growing life science industry offers opportunities for new grads, alums say

Fast growing life science industry offers opportunities for new grads, alums sayBiomedical research is a multibillion-dollar sector that is set to play a crucial role in the 21st century economy, according to three recent University of Houston Law Center alums who are part of the new legal workforce that is coalescing around Houston’s growing life sciences industry. more...

Health Law Rankings Again Place the Health Law and Policy Institute Among the Best in the Nation

Health Law Rankings Again Place the Health Law and Policy Institute Among the Best in the Nation The Health Law & Policy Institute was established in 1978. It is widely regarded as one of the top health law programs in the country. In April 2014, U. S. News & World Report rankings listed the University of Houston’s health law program as being in the top ten.

Houston is major ‘life sciences destination,’ Medical Center exec tells students

Houston is major ‘life sciences destination,’ Medical Center exec tells studentsThe Texas Medical Center’s new strategic vision is rapidly transforming Houston into a world leader in the life sciences industry, the senior vice president and general counsel of the world’s largest medical complex told Professor Barbara Evans’ evening Health Law students Monday. more...

Prof. Chandler on Windstorm Insurance

Health Law LL.M. Brochure wins Gold Marketing Award A court’s decision about a proposed rewrite of legislation could affect future of thousands of Texas policyholders. more...

Health Law LL.M. Brochure wins Gold Marketing Award

Health Law LL.M. Brochure wins Gold Marketing Award The University of Houston Law Center's LL.M. brochures earned gold honors in the 2013 Collegiate Advertising Awards. The Law Center competed among graduate schools across the country. more...

Despite startup problems, Frankel Lecture experts agree it’s too early to judge ‘Obamacare.’

Despite startup problems, Frankel Lecture experts agree it’s too early to judge ‘Obamacare.’ Leading scholars at the 18th Annual Frankel Lecture agreed Thursday on three points concerning the Affordable Care Act:  It remains very confusing to the public; more data are needed to determine whether it is succeeding; and patience is required to see if it will meet its goals and gain public acceptance. more...

UH Law Center Professors Look to Future of ‘Genetics Revolution’ in Panel Discussion Oct. 29

UH Law Center Professors Look to Future of ‘Genetics Revolution’ in Panel Discussion Oct. 29 Scientific advances affect a wide range of sectors and legal issues beyond medicine. more...

Three UHLC scholarship winners head to Austin for Health Law Conference

Three UHLC scholarship winners head to Austin for Health Law Conference Three University of Houston Law Center students have been awarded scholarships to attend the Annual Texas Health Law Conference on Oct. 13-15 in Austin. more...

HLPI symposium focuses on ‘patchwork’ state of US health care

HLPI symposium focuses on ‘patchwork’ state of US health care A  group of leading health law scholars, including four University of Houston Law Center professors, gathered in San Antonio earlier this fall to discuss their research on the state of health care in the United States. more...

Prof. Gray on Jobless Drug Testing

Major healthcare changes ahead for Texans Senate Bill 21, passed in the last regular legislative session and effective Sept 1, amends the Labor Code to require drug screening and testing for certain individuals before they can receive unemployment insurance (UI) compensation benefits. more...

Profs. Evans and Kumar on Gene Patents

Major healthcare changes ahead for Texans Major healthcare changes ahead for Texans The U.S. Supreme Court today in a unanimous decision ruled that companies cannot patent human genes. more...

Major healthcare changes ahead for Texans

Major healthcare changes ahead for Texans UHLC Health Law & Policy Research Director Patricia Gray addressed the Affordable Care Act as part of Legal Excellence speaker series. more...

University of Houston Law Center professor examines $3 billion fertility industry

University of Houston Law Center professor examines $3 billion fertility industry Research shows internet marketing stresses ‘miracle’ of birth over costs and success rates. more...

Evans to speak at genomic medicine symposium on Oct. 25

Evans to speak at genomic medicine symposium on Oct. The event explores the future of genomics-based therapies. more...

UHLC’s Gray fields health care questions in Liberty

UHLC’s Gray fields health care questions in Liberty Lions Club members hear about impact of sweeping Affordable Care Act. more...

UH Law Center health law experts weigh in on Affordable Care

UH Law Center health law experts weigh in on Affordable Care What did the Supreme Court rule and how will it affect Texans? more...

Faculty Experts: Prof. Gray on health care hearings

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether to uphold or overturn Obama’s Affordable Care Act. more...

Faculty Experts: Prof. Roberts on new hiring policy

Texas employers are moving towards a ban on hiring smokers or anyone who tests positive for nicotine. more...

UHLC honors Health Law & Policy Institute co-founder

The Health Law & Policy Institute recognizes J.D. Epstein for his contributions to the health law community and the Law Center during reception. more...

‘All Star’ panel offers insight to Health Law

UHLC students hear about opportunities in evolving field. more...

Seven UHLC students receive scholarships to attend Texas Health Law Conference

Law students will learn from national and regional health law experts. more...

Faculty Experts: Prof. Roberts on genetic information and the law

Genetic law will evolve and grow in importance as science advances further into this fascinating area with implications beyond medical into everyday lives. more...

Two Law Center students named Schweitzer Fellows

Service project will teach students about health and health law issues. more...

Amount of workplace bias stuns new EEOC member

The Law Center’s Health Law & Policy Institute hosts forum on ADA and discrimination. more...

EEOC commissioner speaks at UH health law forum

Chai Feldblum will lead a discussion Friday on the outlook for civil rights in the workplace. more...

LLM papers chosen for Cornell conference

Four papers ranging from medicine to international crime were selected for presentation. more...

Fed official optimistic about health care reform

Despite criticism, regional HHS director hopeful on one-year anniversary. more...