Health and Medical Law

The health and medical law specialisation is open to lawyers, doctors and other health professionals and administrators (with no prior legal qualification).

The students in this specialisation include lawyers and health practitioners. Together, they critically examine a range of legal and ethical issues arising from the relationship between health practitioners and patients, or relating to particular medical procedures, or arising from the quest to prevent the myriad modern causes of ill-health, such as tobacco, alcohol and climate change.

Health and Medical Law study options

Health Law and Ethics Network

Health Law and Ethics Network

The key objectives of the Network are to promote high quality, inter-disciplinary research, teaching and engagement in health law and ethics, and to foster collaboration among scholars and clinicians across the University. The research facilitated by the Network is directed towards growing scholarship, offering policy solutions to governments, informing judicial decision-making, and providing input into clinical practice guidelines.

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Advisory Board

  • Russell Ball, John W Ball & Sons
  • David  Curtain KC, Victorian Bar
  • Professor Julian Savulescu, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • John Snowdon, Southern Health
  • Professor David Studdert, Stanford University, United States