Health Law Ranked No. 1 in the Nation for 14th Year

March 23, 2018

The Saint Louis University School of Law's health law program has been named the best in the nation by health law scholars for the 14th year, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School rankings.

The Center for Health Law Studies has been listed as a top program since the rankings were first published. 

“The Center for Health Law Studies continues to set the standard for excellence in health care law and justice,” said William P. Johnson, SLU LAW dean. “My colleagues in the Center are leaders in their field, mentoring young scholars and educating our future attorneys. They embody our social justice mission. Through scholarship and advocacy, they use their expertise to promote access to justice and better our communities. I am pleased that their work has once again been recognized on a national level.”

“We are honored to be given the top distinction among such a prestigious field that includes law schools like Yale and Harvard University,” said Professor Rob Gatter, director of the Center for Health Law Studies. "This year we are especially buoyed as we have Ruqaiijah Yearby and Ana Santos Rutschman joining our faculty this summer. We take pride in offering our students a rigorous curriculum; innovative and practical experiences; and connections to practitioners, academics and policy-makers in the field."

Established in 1982, the Center for Health Law Studies was one of the first law school programs to focus on the intersection of the health care system and the legal system and offers four health related dual-degree programs. 

This year, the Center is hosting its 30th annual health law symposium on Friday, April 6, titled "Public Health Law in the Era of Alternative Facts, Isolationism, and the One Percent." Get a preview of this symposium in the latest SLU LAW Summations podcast, featuring Center director Rob Gatter.

The SLU LAW part-time program was also ranked at no. 28, and the law school ranked at no. 88.

Saint Louis University also saw success in other fields this year, with four programs in the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business ranked in the top 30, including entrepreneurship, international business, supply chain management and accounting.

View other 2019 SLU graduate school rankings.

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