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Health Law Program Ranks Top in Nation for 15th Year

by Jessica Ciccone on 04/10/2019
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Saint Louis University School of Law's health law program was named the best in the nation for the 15th year in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School rankings.

The Center for Health Law Studies has been listed as a top program since the rankings were first published.

“We are once again honored to be given the top distinction in a prestigious field of health law programs,” said Rob Gatter, J.D., director of the Center for Health Law Studies. “We are fortunate to be part of an institution that supports health programs across the University. It empowers our faculty to be internationally recognized scholars and sought after leaders in their field.”

In July 2018, the Center added two internationally recognized health law scholars to its faculty. Ruqaiijah Yearby, J.D., M.P.H., specializes in racial disparities in health care, the political economy of health care, and social justice in medical research. Ana Santos Rutschman, J.D., S.J.D., is an expert in biotechnologies, biobanking, artificial intelligence and e-health. Learn more about Yearby's research listening to her interview in the SLU LAW Summations podcast, and hear from Santos Rutschman about her scholarship in her podcast episode.

Established in 1982, the Center for Health Law Studies was one of the first law school programs to focus on the intersection of the health care system and the legal system. The Center provides four health related dual-degree programs, including the J.D./M.H.A., which has been available to students for more than 30 years.

The School of Law's part-time program was ranked no. 30 in the nation, and the law school had several other academic specialties ranked, as well.

View full listing of SLU rankings

To learn more about opportunities in the Center for Health Law Studies, contact Amy Sanders, associate director, at 314-977-8176 or