The Health Law Pathway at Albany Law School combines bioethics, lawyering skills and policy development, helping students to gain the intellectual foundation and practical experience needed for career success in the health law field. Our students and alumni are becoming leaders in areas such as bioethics, managed care, health policy and advocacy, and intellectual property issues in biotechnology. Within the Health Law program we offer a J.D./M.S. joint degree in law and bioethics, one of only two law schools in the U.S. that offer the option to complete such a program in just three years. In addition, Albany is a world leader in nanotechnology, neural imaging, biodefense, brain computer devices, newborn screening, and health policy.
The Health Law Pathway starts at Orientation where new students can participate in special sessions introducing them to the Pathway and where they can meet faculty, peer, and alumni mentors.
Students following the Health Law Pathway are not required to choose a concentration, but the following concentrations align with this Pathway. Students can elect to concentrate in one of these areas or use the concentrations as a guideline for course selection in the areas in which they have an interest: