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Health Law Society

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.

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Recent Events:

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:

  • Health Law Career Panel
    Tom Hutchinson of Krieg DeVault, Indianapolis, Chair of the Indiana State Bar Association Health Section, and Jim Whitlatch of Bunger & Robertson, Bloomington, spoke to students about career opportunities in health law.
  • “The Great Healthcare Debate: Is Nationalized Healthcare the Cure for America?” The Black Law Students Association, Federalist Society, and Health Law Society co-hosted a debate panel on health care, sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation. Debaters included Doug Bandow, senior fellow at the Cato Institute; Neville Cox, director of post graduate teaching and learning at Trinity College Dublin School of Law; and Indiana Law Professor David Fidler. The panel was moderated by Indiana Law Professor Yvonne Cripps.
  • Health and Wellness Giveaways
    The Health Law Society handed out free health and wellness packages to keep students healthy during the winter season.
  • Hall Render Attorney Panel
    Young attorneys from Hall Render, an Indianapolis firm that specializes in health law, spoke to students in a panel discussion about their health law practice.
  • Staying Healthy in Law School
    Our very own Macey Thompson, certified personal trainer and nutritionist, spoke to students about ways to keep their mind and body healthy in law school. Macey discussed nutrition and meal planning ideas and answered a variety of questions about diet plans and workout routines.
IU Ambulance Chase

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.

Healthcare Lectures

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.