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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 one symposium issue of professional and student-authored pieces each year. The issue focuses on emerging and important issues in health care law and policy. The issue includes professional articles on a variety of topics, as well as student articles.

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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William M. Sage, Our "Patchwork" Health care System: Melodic Variations, Counterpoints, and the Future Role of Physicians, 14 Hous. J. Health L. & Pol'y 1 (2014).

Erin C Fuse Brown, Irrational Hospital Pricing, 14 Hous. J. Health L. & Pol'y 11 (2014).

Thomas L. Greaney, The Tangled Web: Integration, Exclusivity, and Market Power in Provider Contracting, 14 Hous. J. Health L. & Pol'y 59 (2014).

Frank Pasquale, Redescribing Health Privacy: The Importance of Information Policy, 14 Hous. J. Health L. & Pol'y 95 (2014).

Nicolas P. Terry, Pit Crews with Computers: Can Health Information Technology Fix Fragmented Care?, 14 Hous. J. Health L. & Pol'y 129 (2014).

Notes & Comments

Barbara Fox, Mobile Medical Apps: Where Health and Internet Privacy Law Meet, 14 Hous. J. Health L. & Pol'y 193 (2014).

Amy Glasscock, How American Can Move Closer to Mandated Labeling for Genetically Modified Foods and Remain First Amendment Compliant, 14 Hous. J. Health L. & Pol'y 223 (2014).

Kevin Hooker, Exemptions to Vaccine Mandates: The Problem and Possible Remedies, 14 Hous. J. Health L. & Pol'y 263 (2014).

Andrew Renehan, Clearing the Haze Surrounding State Medical Marijuana Laws: A Preemption Analysis and Proposed Solutions, 14 Hous. J. Health L. & Pol'y 299 (2014).

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August 16, 2015
Welcome New Candidates!

HJHLP is pleased to welcome our newest candidates! As the second-largest incoming class in journal history, the 25 new candidates bring outstanding credentials to the Journal. We are looking forward to a wonderful year!

February 13, 2015
Volume 14

The Symposium Issue on "Our Patchwork Health Care System: Benefits and Challenges" was recently published. It features an introduction by William Sage, Thomas Greaney, Frank Pasquale, and Nicolas Terry, and four student comments and notes.

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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