Health Law Program

The Health Law Program offers students an opportunity to pursue a directed course of study in the broad area of health law. The program requires that students complete particular courses and directed research at a high level of performance. Completion of the concentration is noted on the student's transcript.

The Health Law Program also awards a Concentration in Health Law.

Texas Tech University is an ideal location to study health law because it is the only school in Texas and one of the few in the nation with a Law School, Medical School, Graduate School and Business School in the same system and on the same campus. Students can travel easily to classes and events among all of these locations. Lubbock is the regional center for health care excellence with both the University Hospital and Covenant Hospital.

The law school has developed a dual-degree JD/MD program with the Texas Tech University Health sciences Center School of Medicine which allows students to receive both degrees in six years. To be eligible for this program students must apply to both schools at the same time and satisfy all the requirements for admission to each school. For more information about this program, go to http://www.law.ttu.edu/acp/academics/jdp/md/. For the School of Medicine Admissions, please visit http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/admissions/jdmd.aspx.

Learn more about the Health Law Program by visiting the links below or by contacting Professor Jennifer S. Bard.

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News and Announcements

June 22, 2012 Fox Talk 950 Radio




June 28, 2012: TTU's Health Law Program Director, Jennifer S. Bard was interviewed by Jeff Klotzman, news director at FOX 34. Professor Bard and one of her former students, Fox 34’s Legal Analyst, Curtis Parrish, discussed the implications of todays 200+ page opinion handed down by the Supreme Court on the Affordable Health Care Act.




June 28, 2012: TTU’s Health Law Program Director, Jennifer S. Bard, was a repeat guest on FOX Talk 950’s "The Drive Home" with Jeff Klotzman. Professor Bard joined Congressman Neugebauer, Fox 34’s Legal Analyst, Curtis Parrish ('08 TTU Law Graduate), and Fox 34’s Political Analyst, Cindy Rugeley for a panel discussion of the Supreme Court's Landmark Decision regarding the Affordable Health Care Act.




KJTV FOX34

In advance of the Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act, Jennifer S. Bard (Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development, Alvin R. Allison Professor of Law and Director, Health Law Program, 2003, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, TTU School of Medicine) was interviewed on KJTV FOX 34 Lubbock, TX on Jun. 22, 2012.


FOX Talk 950-100.7FM

On June 22, 2012, Jennifer Bard, from Texas Tech School of Law, sat down with Lubbock’s Jeff Klotzman, host of "The Drive Home" weekdays at 5 on FOX Talk 950-100.7FM, to discuss the upcoming Supreme Court ruling on the Health Care Reform Act. Here is the podcast link: http://www.foxtalk950.com/media/lib/177/1/3/c/13c1c702-318d-4b76-badc-5e9ae6dd99dc/6_22_JENNIFER_BARD_DH_INTERVIEW.mp3

Houston Chronicle

Houston Chronicle Friday, June 15, 2012. “Court will examine legality, not merits, of health care reform.” written by our very own Jennifer S. Bard (Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development, Alvin R. Allison Professor of Law and Director, Health Law Program, 2003, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, TTU School of Medicine)

Amarillo Globe-News

This op-ed piece was additionally run in the Amarillo Globe-News on June 19, 2012 and entitled, “Jennifer Bard: Supreme Court to examine Affordable Care Act's legality”.


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