Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences

Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences

New developments in the biosciences — genetics and personalized medicine, biomedical informatics, cognitive sciences, neuroscience, and beyond — pose tremendous opportunities to improve health, as well as baffling challenges to both law and policy.  In the attempt to understand, assess, and improve health conditions for local, national, and global communities, the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences focuses on contributing solutions to these new problem sets. In particular, the Center is committed to improving the law as it relates to the rapidly evolving areas of health policy, the life sciences, biotechnology, bioethics, and the medical and technological arts, in order to help overcome the most critical health-care challenges of our times through applied, interdisciplinary research, innovative teaching and training, and public service and programming.

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Health Law ranked for first time in U.S. News & World Report

The S.J. Quinney College of Law’s health law program broke into the national U.S. News & World Report rankings for the first time in history for 2020, scoring as the 36th best program in health law. The program has elevated itself on the national stage after its Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences (LABS) became a permanent center in 2015. The center is continuing to gain momentum and improve on the quality of its scholarship, programs and student opportunities.

“This ranking reflects the unique way that our law school addresses cutting edge issues in law and the biosciences through our impactful research and our innovative student fellowship program,” said Leslie Francis, a law professor and director of the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences.

Read the full news release here.