Health law is practiced in three primary areas: regulatory work on health and safety; litigation and negotiation on the behalf of clients, including hospitals, nursing homes, HMO's and individuals; and advocacy and lobbying for healthcare reform. Health law also focuses on access to healthcare, disability rights, mental health, public health, research and ethics. Opportunities exist in a broad range of practice areas and settings, including litigation, regulatory compliance, administrative law, food and drug law, genetics, hospital law, human research, insurance and managed care, intellectual property, and many more.
- ABA Health Law Section Resources for Students includes Health Law Career Podcasts, Hot Topics in Health Law, links to the section's Health Lawyer magazine, etc.
- American Health Lawyers Association provides a forum for interaction, information exchange and education on health law issues. See also the AHLA Job Listings Bank
- HG.org: Health Law provides a basic overview of the practice area as well as useful links to educational resources and selected employers.
- Harvard Law Health Care Law: A Career Guide provides an overview of the range of in health law career paths, lawyer narratives and selected employers, internship programs and fellowships.
- Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
- Center for Medicare Advocacy
- Families USA
- National Health Law Program
- O'Neill Institute for Global and National Health Law (Georgetown Law)
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
- Chambers Top-ranked Healthcare law firms