Health Law and Policy

The demand for well-trained health lawyers has never been greater. Colorado Law is preparing students to meet the demands of the historic changes occurring in American health care, while also providing opportunities for students to explore emerging solutions to global public health challenges. Our program is designed to prepare students in foundational courses, while allowing advanced study that is highly individualized to the interests of each student. A Colorado Law health law student will enjoy an interdisciplinary educational experience, taking courses with students from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Colorado School of Public Health. Moreover, the students will take advantage of the vast and vibrant community of medical and biotechnology experts based in Boulder and the Metro Denver area.

Health Law Core Course Offerings

Advanced Health Law Electives

Externship Opportunities

Colorado law students have enjoyed the network and mentoring provided by the area’s health law community that has taken an active interest in enhancing our students’ educational experience.  

  • Boulder Community Hospital General Council Office
  • Longmont United Hospital General Council Office
  • Colorado Department of Public Health and The Environment
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights
  • And a host of private law firms such as Caplan & Earnest, Holland & Hart, Feagre & Benson, and Polshinelli Shughart

Faculty Members  

Certificate Program

Colorado Law's Certificate in Health Law and Policy is designed to prepare students to practice law and lead in the administration, financing, policy-making, and delivery of health care in the United States and abroad. To qualify for the Certificate, students must complete at least 92 credit hours for graduation (89 is required for the J.D.) and at least 20 credit hours in the area of health law and policy. Visit the Rules of the Law School for complete details.