The Health Law Society was founded in 2005 in order to introduce students to the many different facets of a rich and complex field of law full of varied niche opportunities for aspiring subject matter specialists. Health Law Society aims to provide a forum for Maurer School of Law students to explore the many sides of health law and the impact it has on our communities as well as our careers. This is achieved by offering valuable networking opportunities with professionals working in the field of health law and introducing new ways of thinking about the depth and breadth of the field. We invite everyone who would like to be a vital part of building a stronger connection between Maurer Law and health law to join.
Health and Wellness Week
In February of 2010, we organized our first Health and Wellness Week. The week was a great opportunity for students to learn more about health law, as well as many other health-related topics. The events included:
In April 2009, the Health Law Society and the Sports and Entertainment Law Society hosted the Second Annual IU Ambulance Chase. The 5K race started and finished at the law school, with the course weaving through campus. The event was a great success! A portion of the proceeds went to the American Cancer Society.
The results of the 2009 Ambulance Chase can be found here.
Health Law Student Conference
With the assistance of the Office of Career and Professional Development, Health Law Society members can attend the Health Law Student Conference, hosted by the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics (ASLME) and University of Pittsburgh Law School. In 2008, students reported that the conference was excellent, as it provided an opportunity to hear lectures from professionals in many different areas of health law (such as in program development, small law firms, consulting firms, public health agencies, etc.) and to network with the distinguished speakers and other law students. For anyone interested in learning about health law, the conference is a wonderful opportunity.
Hoosiers for a Common Sense Health Plan: Dr. Stone is a local and state leader in championing a commonsensical approach to healthcare. He has spoken to the Health Law Society on several occasions about the problems our healthcare system faces today.
Relay for Life
The Health Law Society has sponsored teams in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.