Law 512A/B - Topics in Health Law and Policy Scholarship

Jill R. Horwitz

Jill R. Horwitz

Vice Dean for Faculty and Intellectual Life
David Sanders Professorship in Law and Medicine
B.A. Northwestern University, 1988
M.P.P. Harvard University, 1994
J.D. Harvard University, 1997
Ph.D. Harvard University, 2002
(310) 206-1577
Course Description:

Health care is at the center of many of the most important and controversial policy issues in the U.S.  This colloquium provides participants with an opportunity to learn about cutting-edge research in law and policy as they apply to health care.  It is designed to teach students to be critical readers, to engage in constructive and serious intellectual dialogue, and to explore how scholarly ideas translate into legal and policy practice.

About half of the workshop sessions will feature presentations from leading scholars, followed by a discussion of the presented papers.  When the subject of the scholarship touches on an applied issue in health law or policy engagement, practitioners will attend the sessions, commenting on the scholarship and participating in discussion.  During these sessions, colloquium participants will include not only students enrolled in this course, but also faculty members and students throughout the university with an interest in health law and policy. All attendees are encouraged and welcome to participate, however enrolled students will have priority in the queue to ask questions and make comments.

The remaining sessions will be for students only.  During the first session, I will provide background on the field, discuss scholarship and publishing, and teach students how to analyze papers and give productive feedback on works in progress. During the other sessions in which there is no outside speaker, we will instead meet to prepare for discussion of the papers that will be presented in the following workshops. 

Course Learning Outcomes:

Learn to be intelligent consumers of scholarly work.

Learn about the interplay between practice and scholarship.

Learn to write and learn to ask probing questions.

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Jill Horwitz 21S 512 SEM 1 T 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM 3.0 No No