Saint Louis University

The Saint Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy is published bi-annually by the Center for Health Law Studies and a student editorial board. The Journal features articles that provide in-depth analysis of topical and developing issues in health law and policy. One issue each year is devoted to the publication of the proceedings of the Center for Health Law Studies annual Symposium. The second issue is devoted to coverage of emerging issues within health law and policy. Students and faculty at the Center solicit and review articles submitted for publication. The editorial board also maintains the Journal website which features a health law blog, podcasts of the Center’s Distinguished Speaker Series, special events and annual Symposium, and other information about the Journal.

Notable Past Authors
Paul Starr, Pulitzer Prize-winning professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University. He is also the co-editor and co-founder of The American Prospect. In 1994 he founded the Electronic Policy Network, or Moving Ideas, which is an online public policy resource
Timothy McBride
, health economist and health policy analyst
Dr. Jerry Menikoff, Director, Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), part of the Office of Public Health and Science, in the Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Susan Bartlett Foote, assistant professor at the School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of Minnesota
Timothy S. Jost, Professor of Law at the Washington and Lee University School of Law and is co-author of Health Law casebook, and of a treatise and hornbook by the same thing
Robert Berenson, Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute
Walter Graham, Executive Director President and CEO, United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) Foundation
Stewart Simonson, former Assistant Secretary for Public Health Emergency Preparedness at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Len Nichols, Director for Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics, Health Policy Analyst and frequent contributor to major media outlets including New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, CBS Evening News.
Sara Rosenbaum, Founding Chair of the Department of Health Policy at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services

Joining Staff
Election to the staff of the Journal of Health Law & Policy is based on an application process and review that is conducted by the editorial board and faculty advisors in the spring semester each year.
To be eligible for the editorial staff:

  • Students must have completed two semesters of law school and both semesters of the Legal Research and Writing course.
  • The Journal of Health Law & Policy will hold an orientation meeting each spring to review the application process with students interested in applying.

During the first year on the staff, each member is required to write a publishable paper on a health law topic and selected members' papers will be published.