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Health Law Ranked for the First Time in U.S. News & World Report

LABS is a dynamic, interdisciplinary group of faculty and students engaged in research and teaching about law and the biomedical sciences.  We feature expertise in law and health, health and human rights, disability, bioethics, genetics, neuroscience, evidence, torts, privacy, food and drug law, public health law, biotechnology, cognitive psychology, and intellectual property. We are committed to explaining and improving the law in these rapidly evolving fields to help overcome the critical health challenges of our times.


The College of Law offers courses, seminars, and field placements in areas of study relevant to law and the biosciences, including:

  • Health law Law & bioethics
  • Genetics and law
  • Intellectual property
  • Patent law
  • Patent Drafting
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Food & Drug Law
  • Disability Law
  • Health Law Field Placement
  • New Ventures Clinic
  • Seminar on Law and the Opioid Crisis
  • Colloquium on Law & the Biosciences


Leslie Francis

Dist. Alfred C. Emery Prof. of Law
Dist. Prof. of Philosophy
Director, LABS


Teneille Ruth Brown

Professor, College Of Law

Jorge Contreras

Professor, College Of Law

Erika George

Samuel D. Thurman Professor of Law, College of Law