Advanced Legal Research Methods in Specialized Subjects: Health Law 

Any upperclassman looking to practice researching health law and related topics is encouraged to take Advanced Legal Research Methods in Specialized Subjects: Health Law. Professor Ted Potter taught this course in Fall 2018.

In this course, students will use primary and secondary legal research sources to research true-to-life health law scenarios, both in the classroom and outside of class. "Topics covered include in-depth use of statutory and regulatory sources, health law decisions, medical and health-related literature, state law related to healthcare, a lawyer’s professional responsibility regarding legal research, and the practice of healthcare law from a practitioner’s perspective," explained Professor Potter. He also noted that students will gain experience using "Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance, Westlaw, government health related websites, sources of legislative and regulatory history, treatises and practice guides, and medical/healthcare databases and research sources." 

Professor Potter also noted that "while this course is focused on health law, the principles of research in this area are highly applicable to most other areas of legal research."

ALR Health Law is a one-credit, pass/fail course. Law students, and Graduate and Professional students in health-related fields are encouraged to enroll in this course.

last updated December 31, 2019

Course Description

Health Law encompasses a wide swath of law and legal materials, from patients’ rights and physicians’ liabilities, to quality and access to care; from statutes and regulations, to decisions and manuals; from Obamacare and Medicare, to ACOs and HMOs; and much more. Students will use primary and secondary resources to research true-to-life health law scenarios, both in the classroom and outside of class. Each class will include hands-on exercises and group discussion on how to research issues facing health law professionals.   Each student must satisfactorily complete several exercises and a final project. No final exam is required.

Schedule Information

Mon. 12:40-2:00pm