Law 326 - Health Law and Policy

Jill R. Horwitz

Jill R. Horwitz

Professor of Law
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:

By the end of this course, students will have an introductory understanding of the U.S. health care system including the laws and policies that govern the patient-provider relationship, financing, health insurance, and health care organizations.  More specifically, students should:

1.  understand the roles of the federal and state governments in health care provision;
2.  identify and analyze legal issues related to the administration of the health care system;
3.  communicate effectively about statutes, regulations, cases, and policies related to the U.S. health care system, including their implications;
4.  critique the system from various legal and policy perspectives.


Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Jill Horwitz 19S 326 LEC 1 TR 1:10 PM - 3:10 PM 4.0 No No
Textbook Information:
Textbook for Spring 2019 LEC 1
Furrow et al. Health Law: Cases, Materials, and Problems  8th  
ISBN: 9781683288091. West Academic Publishing. REQUIRED