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The Houston Journal of Health Law & Policy, or HJHLP, is committed to providing a scholarly forum for the interdisciplinary exploration of the full range of issues in health law and policy.

We are dedicated to publishing the nation's preeminent journal devoted exclusively to health law and policy issues.

The Journal publishes a volume of professional and student-authored pieces each year. The Symposium focuses on emerging and important issues in health care law and policy. The volume also includes professional articles on a variety of topics, as well as student-written case notes and comments.

Prospective authors will find that the student editors of HJHLP are professional, knowledgeable, and sensitive to the need for timely publication. Many of the student editors are also health care professionals, holding degrees of M.D., M.P.H., R.N., and licensed professional counselors.


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Volume 16

2016 Symposium

Michele Goodwin, Naomi Duke, and Jaime Allgood, Sex, Drugs, & HIV: Mass Incarceration's Hidden Problem , 16 Hous. J. Health L. & Pol’y 1 (2016).

John V. Jacobi, Mental Illness: Access and Freedom, 16 Hous. J. Health L. & Pol’y 37 (2016).

Anna Lozoya, Mandatory HIV Testing of Pregnant Women: Public Health or Privacy Violation? , 16 Hous. J. Health L. & Pol’y 77 (2016).

Efthimios Parasidis, The Military Biomedical Complex: Are Service Members a Vulnerable Population? , 16 Hous. J. Health L. & Pol’y 113 (2016).

Stacey A. Tovino, Gambling Disorder, Vulnerability, and the Law: Mapping the Field , 16 Hous. J. Health L. & Pol’y 163 (2016).

Lindsay F. Wiley, Applying the Health Justice Framework to Diabetes as a Community-Managed Social Phenomenon , 16 Hous. J. Health L. & Pol’y 191 (2016).

Notes & Comments

Michael Garatoni, Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas Surgical Health Services v. Abbott, 16 Hous. J. Health L. & Pol’y 231 (2016).

Matthew S. Halpin, Biological Warfare: The Weaponization of Naturally-Occurring Biological Diseases, 16 Hous. J. Health L. & Pol’y 259 (2016).


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March 16, 2016
UHLC Health Law Ranked #2

The University of Houston Law Center's Health Law program is now ranked #2 in the Country by U.S. News & World Report!

January 22, 2016
Volume 15 Published

HJHLP is proud to announce the publication of our latest volume, Volume 15! The new volume features articles from the HLPI Symposium on "The Future Health Care System", as well as student comments by Ryan McGrew, Kayleigh Smith, and Tracey Toll.

August 16, 2015
Welcome New Candidates!

HJHLP is pleased to welcome our newest candidate class! As the second-largest incoming class in journal history, the 24 new candidates bring outstanding credentials to the Journal. We are looking forward to a wonderful year!


Health Law & Policy Institute


We are proudly affiliated with the Health Law & Policy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center.  HLPI was established in 1978, and is widely regarded as one of the top health law programs in the country.

Institute professors aide our candidates with their topic selections, provide guidance when navigating through complex health codes and regulations, and help and support the editorial board in the management of the Journal.

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