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.
- Professor Ian Freckelton AO QC, Co-Director of Studies
- Associate Professor Paula O'Brien, Co-Director of Studies
- Associate Professor Michelle Taylor-Sands, Co-Director of Studies
Health and Medical Law study options
- Master of Health and Medical Law
- Graduate Diploma in Health and Medical Law
- Single subject study
Subjects in the Melbourne Law Masters are available as single subject enrolments, either with or without assessment.
- Master of Laws (LLM)
- Graduate Diploma in Laws
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.
- Russell Ball, John W Ball & Sons
- David Curtain QC, Victorian Bar
- Professor Julian Savulescu, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
- John Snowdon, Southern Health
- Professor David Studdert, Stanford University, United States