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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 14

Our Patchwork Health Care System: Benefits and Challenges


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).

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).

Nicolas P. Terry, Pit Crews with Computers: Can Health Information Technology Fix Fragmented Care?, 14 HOUS. J. HEALTH L. & POL'Y. 129 (2014).


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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February 13, 2015
Volume 15

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.

March 30, 2013
Volume 13, Issue 1

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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