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Student Reflections on the L. Edward Bryant, Jr. National Health Law Transactional Competition

By Serj Mooradian and Ben VanGelderen

We recently participated in the L. Edward Bryant, Jr. National Health Law Transactional Moot Court Competition.  We were part of one of eighteen teams that competed here at Loyola School of Law.  The competition consisted of writing a memorandum and preparing two presentations to advise a group of physicians about [...]

Loyola Named a “Go-To” Law School

Loyola University Chicago School of Law recently made The National Law Journal’s annual list of the Top 50 Go-to Law Schools. Based on the percentage of 2013 graduates who took jobs at NLJ 250 firms, Loyola is #39.  The NLJ also ranked Loyola #4 in outperforming its US News ranking. For more about the Go-to list, visit [...]

Professor Emily Benfer to Receive Albert Schweitzer Leadership Award

The Beazley Institute is proud to announce that, after a year-long nomination process, attorney and Loyola University law professor Emily Benfer has been selected to receive the Albert Schweitzer Leadership Award. The annual award honors an individual who has done significant work to mitigate the social determinants of health in the local community, and [...]

LLM Alum Joins Advocate Health Care

William Smart, LLM ’12, recently accepted the position of Assistant General Counsel with Advocate Health Care in Chicago.  Bill joins the legal team that represents Advocate’s ambulatory division, including medical groups, and will handle transactions including practice acquisitions, partnerships, affiliations, and joint ventures.  Before obtaining his LLM in Health Law, Bill spent over twenty [...]

Lynn Gordon, JD ’96, Elected to Firm’s Executive Committee

Lynn Gordon, who received her JD with a health law concentration from Loyola University Chicago in 1996, was recently elected to the Executive Committee of Ungaretti and Harris.  The committee oversees long-term strategic planning, policy and direction for the firm. Ms. Gordon began her career as a law clerk at Ungaretti & Harris in 1997 [...]

Student “TED Talk” Helps Demystify the Affordable Care Act

Students enrolled in Loyola University Chicago’s Health Care Business and Finance class recently produced “TED Talks” on course topics as part of their final class projects. Second year law students Robert Hogan, Paige Steffen, and Erin Sutton produced a video on the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Their presentation provides an excellent overview  how the ACA [...]

Loyola University Chicago School of Law to Offer Online Health Law Courses to JD Students

The nationally recognized Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy at Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law will offer enrollment in its online health law courses to Juris Doctor (JD) students beginning in June 2014. This is the first-ever summer online session and will be open to any law student enrolled in a JD program [...]

MJ Health Law Alum to Chair ASHRM Task Force

Felicia Sadler, MJ ’12, was recently named the 2014-15 Chairperson for the American Society of Health Risk Managers (ASHRM) Online Education Task Force. With over 27 years of experience in the health care industry, Ms. Sadler currently serves on ASHRM’s Education Strategy Committee. She also recently presented her MJ thesis project on value-based purchasing at [...]

Health Law Named a “Hot” Legal Field

In a recent article on hot areas of law and the future of legal practice, the National Jurist identifies health law as a “super hot” area of growth.  In examining all hot areas of legal practice, the article suggests that health law will “lead the way as the nation ages and health care reform becomes [...]

Loyola Professor Named to Journal of Healthcare Risk Management Board

The Beazley Institute congratulates Ronnie McKinnon, adjunct professor of law at Loyola University Chicago and Hospital Counsel for Patient Safety, Clinical and Regulatory Affairs at Stony Brook University.  Professor McKinnon was recently invited by the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) to serve on the  quarterly Journal of Healthcare Risk Management Editorial Review Board.  [...]

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Welcome to the official blog of the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. This is your source for things happening in the health law department. Check back regularly to hear about events, faculty news, student activities and programs, and the latest developments in the ever changing field of health law.