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AHLA Health Law Curriculum Toolkit


AHLA's Public Interest Committee is pleased to present the AHLA Health Law Curriculum Toolkit. The Health Law Curriculum Toolkit began with a discussion during the spring of 2011 among AHLA leaders and members regarding the "practice-readiness" of new law school graduates. 

This resource will help law schools identify the health law-related courses and practical experiences that would be most effective in preparing students for the multi-faceted issues that health care clients present.

If you have questions or suggestions, please contact us.

  1. Foreword

  2. Introduction

  3. The Employer's Perspective
    1. Introduction
    2. Setting the Stage
    3. Selecting the Cast
    4. Facing the Critics
    5. Creating an Award-Winning Production

  4. The Academic Perspective
    1. The Results of Our Research
    2. Issues, Obstacles, and Options
    3. Curricular Guidance
      1. Introduction and Scope
      2. Health Law Survey Course Content
      3. Health Law Concentrations or Certificates
      4. Teaching Health Law Skills

  5. The American Health Lawyers Association's Law School Alliance Program

  6. State Law and State Health Law Associations
    1. The 50 States

  7. Health Law and Pro Bono Clinics and Externships
    1. The Results of Our Research
    2. Issues and Obstacles
    3. Guidance for Clinics
    4. Guidance for the Traditional Externship Model
    5. Guidance for the Hybrid Pro Bono Externship Model

  8. Acknowledgements

  9. Appendices
    1. Appendix A—Problem Sets and Teacher's Manual
    2. Appendix B—American Bar Association Standard 305: Study Outside the Classroom
    3. Appendix C—AHLA Survey Questions to Employers & Results
    4. Appendix D—Health Law Survey Courses Offered by Law Schools
    5. Appendix E—Pro Bono Requirement for Law School Graduation
    6. Appendix F—Pro Bono Requirement to Maintain State License

Disclaimer: This toolkit compiles information on its topic and is intended to be useful for the practicing lawyer. You should, however, verify the accuracy and completeness of any research you conduct using the toolkit before proceeding.​

Access​ the AHLA Health Law Curriculum Manual in its entirety.

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