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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-authoried 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.

  In addition, prospective authors will find that the student editors of the Journal 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 15

“America’s Future Health Care System: Implications for Health Law, Policy, and Ethics”

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March 30, 2013
Recent & Upcoming Volumes

Volume 13, Issue 1 was recently published, featuring three student comments and notes and Manipulating Fate: Medical Innovations, Fatal Implications, Theatrical Illuminations, by Karen Rothenberg and Lynn Bush was recently published in Winter 2012.


September 27, 2012
Recent & Upcoming Volumes

Volume 12, Issue 1 was recently published, featuring Engaging Racial and Ethnic Groups in the Regulation of Research: Lessons from Research in Emergency Settings, by Lisa Eckstein was recently published in Fall 2012.

Volume 12, Issue 2 is currently being edited and is expected at the publisher late fall/early winter 2012. This volume will feature a response, co-authored by Patrick D. Barnes, Keith A. Findley, David A. Moran, and Waney Squier, to Dr. Narang's article on shaken baby syndrome published in 11.3.

April 19, 2012
Recent & Upcoming Volumes

Volume 11, Issue 3, a special summer edition of the journal, featuring A Daubert Analysis of Abusive Head Trauma/Shaken Baby Syndrome by Dr. Sandeep Narang was recently published in Spring 2012.

Volume 12, Issue 1 is in the final review stage and is expected at the publisher shortly

December 5, 2010
Volume 11, Issue 1

Articles for Volume 11, Issue 1 are almost finished with the review process. Look forward to the new issue soon!

March 5, 2010
New Journal Rankings

The new rankings from Washington & Lee University have been released.  We moved up a spot and are now ranked #3 in the nation. 

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