Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy

Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy

Advancing Innovative Pathways in Health Care Through Leadership in Health Law

The Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy offers exceptional, highly motivated students the opportunity to become influential thought leaders and help pave the way for positive change in the U.S. health care system through innovative and multidisciplinary learning experiences.

Our mission includes developing and implementing new methods for training students in order to broaden access to quality health care for everyone and to create a more just health care system. In meeting these goals, we employ an approach aimed at teaching, scholarship, community outreach and the development of policy initiatives.

Through research, education and community outreach, the Gitenstein Institute takes a multidisciplinary approach to its curriculum. Four tracks are available for students concentrating in health law:

  • General Health Law
  • Health Law and Bioethics
  • Institutional Structures and Financing
  • Health Law and Public Health (J.D./M.P.H. joint degree program; fall 2014 anticipated start)

In addition to its renowned faculty, Hofstra Law is in the unique position of being able to offer academic partnerships within the University and with facilities in the surrounding community, including: