ST. LOUIS — Saint Louis University's health law program again has been named the best in the nation by health law scholars, according to U.S. News & World Report's "Best Graduate Schools for 2012" rankings.
Tim Greaney, J.D., co-director of SLU's renowned Center for Health Law Studies, said the recognition is a testament to the strong scholarship and sought-after expertise of the center's faculty, as well as the combination of top-notch classroom and practical experiences the School of Law offers its students.
He also noted that the ranking comes as ongoing changes to the nation's health care system create an even greater need for well-trained lawyers with a strong background in health issues.
"Our students enter the competitive legal workforce with a valuable background and training to assist the community with important legal health matters," Greaney said. "We're proud to be educating lawyers who can make an impact on an issue facing millions of Americans."
SLU's Center for Health Law Studies routinely places graduates in the nation's leading health law firms, hospitals and health care systems, as well as on legislative staffs and in agencies that regulate the health care and pharmaceutical industries.
It's the eighth consecutive year the health law program has secured the top spot, which is determined by a survey of health law scholars, making the commendation especially significant, Greaney noted. SLU has been ranked in the top three since health law was first ranked as a specialty more than a decade ago.
For more about this year's ranking as well as other news, visit the School of Law website.
ABOUT THE CENTER FOR HEALTH LAW STUDIES
The Saint Louis University Center for Health Law studies has earned the reputation as the nation's leading health law program according to U.S. News & World Report for eight consecutive years. The center offers a broad range of health law courses taught by full-time faculty, including foundational and specialized health law and policy courses each semester. It is home to two authors of the nation's foremost health law casebook. For more information, visit: law.slu.edu/healthlaw.