Law 608 - Health Law and Policy

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:

This course is an introduction to the American health care system.  It addresses the laws and policies governing medical practice and health care institutions.  Subjects covered include: professional practice, quality of care, access to care, institutional organization and regulation, ERISA, financing, and reform.

Course Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this course students will :

1. understand the structure of the US health care system and the relevant laws that interact with the system;

2. be able interpret and apply case law, statutes and regulations to determine how a court might resolve a dispute involving various health law issues,

3. become competent consumers of policy research and learn to provide thoughtful advice to policymakers on the contemporary health care problems

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Jill Horwitz 20F 608 SEM 1 TR 12:10 PM - 1:35 PM 3.0 No No
Textbook Information:
Textbook for Fall 2020 SEM 1
Furrow et al. Health Law: Cases, Materials, and Problems  8th  
ISBN: 9781683288091. West Academic Publishing. REQUIRED $243.96