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Suggested Courses*

Administrative Law
Bioethics and the Law
Disability Law
Health Care Legislation
Health Policy Law
Insurance Law
Medical Malpractice Law
Mental Health Law
Public Health Law
Regulation of Health Care Professionals
Senior Seminar: Not-for-Profit Corporations

*for course descriptions, click here


Cheryl Anderson, Professor of Law

Eugene W. Basanta, Southern Illinois Healthcare Professor of Law

Christine Chance, Adjunct Professor

Mike Koehler, Assistant Professor of Law

Michele Mekel, Adjunct Professor

George Mocsary, Assistant Professor of Law

Marsha Ryan, Adjunct Professor

William Sherwood, Adjunct Professor


Special Programs/Organizations

The Journal of Legal Medicine

Students can become staff members and editors of the Journal of Legal Medicine, a publication of the American College of Legal Medicine. This unique opportunity allows students who have special interests in law and medicine to pursue those interests through scholarly research and publication. Students can earn up to six hours of academic credit by participating in the Journal of Legal Medicine.

National Health Law Moot Court Competition

Each year the SIU School of Law hosts this inter-law school appellate moot court competition. The purpose of the competition is to develop the art of appellate advocacy and to encourage research in the growing field of health law and ethics. Third-year SIU School of Law students have the opportunity to participate in the event at the election of the student-run moot court board. The competition awards scholarship grants up to $1,000 for winning teams.

J.D./M.D Concurrent Degree Program

Recognizing the heightened level of interaction between the professions of law and medicine in today’s society, Southern Illinois University Schools of Medicine and Law offer an J.D./M.D. concurrent degree program to accommodate the increasing number of individuals seeking a carefully structured interdisciplinary education. The concurrent degree program is designed to lead to the concurrent award of degrees in law and medicine at the completion of a unique six-year program involving academic and clinical study.

Health Law Specialization

Students may receive a transcript notation and certificate acknowledging the completion of the Specialization by completing at least 15 credits from the Approved List of Health Law courses. For more information, click here.

The Health Law & Policy Semester In Practice Program

Allows students to study and participate in externships with a focus on health law and policy in Springfield, Illinois. Click here for brochure. For more information, contact:
Professor Michele Mekel, or 618.453.8730

Law and Medicine Society

The Law and Medicine Society is a student organization which promotes the study of the interaction of law and medicine.