The Health Law & Policy Institute (HLPI) at the University of Houston Law Center is home to one of the nation’s leading health law programs. We have been consistently ranked as a top 10 program U.S. News and World Report for over two decades. HLPI has been at the forefront of legal education, scholarship, and policy analysis for over forty years. Formed in 1978, HLPI has built a diverse portfolio of research on a variety of topics, including health finance systems; disability law; health information exchange; genetic data; health care quality and access improvement; integrated provider organizations; and questions of individual rights in health care and biomedical research.
We provide our students with a rigorous, comprehensive, and cutting-edge education in health law at the basic (J.D.) and advanced (LL.M.) levels to prepare them for careers in health law practice, policy, and academia. Faculty at HLPI conduct independent and grant-funded research and cultivate the next generation of health law scholars by providing mentorship and support. Finally, we share our knowledge through events and public commentary and advise the Texas Legislature and state regulatory agencies on matters involving our health-related expertise. We hope you will come join us!