Top 10 Law Schools for Health Law

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In 2014, Law Street Media released its first set of law school rankings, in response to the changing legal education industry. Law Street Specialty Rankings are a detailed resource for prospective law students as they consider the many law schools across the country. You’ll notice some differences this year, as we return to the categories we first ranked in 2014. This year, we’ve changed the way we do our methodology slightly, to reflect feedback from our readers and the law school community. We’ve also redesigned our look, to make it easier to navigate and compare various schools. But as always, Law Street Specialty Rankings are built to blend the quantitative and qualitative in a way that accurately highlights the top law schools based on specialty programs. Check out this year’s full list here.

This year’s law school specialty rankings were compiled by Anneliese Mahoney, Alexis Evans, Celia Heudebourg, Gabe Fernandez, James Levinson, Josh Schmidt, and Marcus Dieterle.

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1. Loyola University Chicago School of Law: 92 Points


Jobs: 13/20

Loyola University Chicago Law offers solid job prospects for its students. The school offers opportunities for students to get involved in clinical work, such as the Health Justice Project. The school also offers other experiential learning opportunities with its externship program.



Classes: 25/25

Loyola University Chicago is home to the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy, which offers a specific certificate in health law. Students have access to a number of health law related courses, such as “Bioethics Law and Policy.”



Networking: 15/15

At Loyola Chicago Law, students can network with each other and experts in their field at symposia and other events geared toward the health law community. Loyola Law’s alumni social media pages are also great places to connect with other legal professionals.


Extracurriculars: 14/15

The Loyola University of Chicago School of Law has a Health Law Society, as well as multiple journals that touch on health law. The school is home to the Annals of Health Law, which analyzes major trends in health both domestically and abroad.



Location: 15/15

The private university located in Chicago, Illinois provides thousands of opportunities for students interested in pursuing health law outside of the classroom with many law firms and lawyers specializing in the subject.



Other Rankings: 10/10

This school got the highest possible score in this metric because of its frequent appearances on other health law rankings.

Anneliese Mahoney
Anneliese Mahoney is Managing Editor at Law Street and a Connecticut transplant to Washington D.C. She has a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the George Washington University, and a passion for law, politics, and social issues. Contact Anneliese at



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