About the Health Law Program

Courses

The health law program offers a variety of courses that provide significant depth and breadth of subject matter coverage. The faculty consists of experienced and committed professors and practitioners who are experts in their disciplines. Members of the health law faculty speak frequently at a local, state, national and international level, and publish in a wide range of law and inter-disciplinary publications.

Professional Contact and Networking

The law school's close ties in the professional legal community allows the health law program to offer externship placements within the General Counsel's Office for two major hospitals, as well as opportunities to pursue internships in public health agencies and clinical settings, which provides students with real world experience in the field of health care law. Additionally, in 2011, the Health Law Program and Career Services partnered to create the inaugural “Health Law Resume Book” for students to submit their resumes, in an organized and consolidated fashion, to potential health law employers (ranging from law firms to major health care organizations).

Opportunities

TTU Alumni are currently working in a wide range of public and private settings, including: academia, government, and private practice. Positions are as diverse as: director of the Drug Enforcement Agency in Washington, D.C.; General and Associate General Counsel at both Covenant Hospital and TTUHSC; faculty at the TTUHSC School of Nursing; and Staff Attorneys at Advocacy, Inc.

Health Law Certificate

By following a prescribed curriculum, which includes participation in professional health law settings and writing a scholarly paper, students are able to graduate with a certificate in Health Law.

Dual Degree Programs

The close geographic and personal ties between the various departments and schools at Texas Tech University make it possible for our students to complete a variety of Dual Degree programs, which include:

Juris Doctor/Master of Public Administration

J.D./M.P.A.
Health Organization Management Concentration
3.5 years of full-time study

Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration

J.D./M.B.A.
3.5 years of full-time study

Juris Doctor/Doctor of Medicine

J.D./M.D.
6 years of full-time study

Externships

Each semester law students regularly intern within the General Counsel's Office of Lubbock's two large Medical Centers.

Student Organizations

The primary student organization devoted to students interested in health law is the Tech Health Law Association which meets regularly, brings speakers to the law school, and joins with medical school student organizations for various educational and social events.