Law School Discussion

Deciding Where to Go => Choosing the Right Law School => Topic started by: jrivero2015 on September 06, 2015, 08:59:50 PM

Title: Healthcare Law
Post by: jrivero2015 on September 06, 2015, 08:59:50 PM
Hi all!

I will be finishing my masters in healthcare administration next year and was considering law school. The idea is to work in a hospital or a facility where litigation wouldn't be a thing. I am considering UMiami, GA State, and Loyola Chicago.

Do you think it's a good/viable option?

I'll be graduating at 24 and honestly I dont feel like I'm done with school.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Healthcare Law
Post by: 🍟💵🌲🍥 on September 06, 2015, 10:31:25 PM
Meh, have you thought about getting a medical degree to do with it? Maybe not MD, but something similar?
Title: Re: Healthcare Law
Post by: Maintain FL 350 on September 08, 2015, 10:46:54 AM
The idea is to work in a hospital or a facility where litigation wouldn't be a thing. I am considering UMiami, GA State, and Loyola Chicago.

Generally speaking, I don't think people should spend the considerable time and money on law school unless they actually want to be a lawyer.

Are you thinking of some sort of admin position, and that a law degree may help you get hired? I don't know enough about the healthcare admin field to know if a law degree is worth the cost. If you're thinking of an inhouse counsel position, I'm not sure that many hospitals have those. They probably just contract out to a law firm for representation. Either way, it might be difficult to avid litigation.

Secondly, your school options are all over the place. Think about where you want live after law school, as you will most likely end up in that immediate region.   
Title: Re: Healthcare Law
Post by: Citylaw on September 08, 2015, 12:15:49 PM
As others have said if you don't really want to be a lawyer then going to law school might not be worth it.

Your statement of not sure about being done with school is not really a reason to attend law school.

If you want to work in a hospital and avoid litigation then work in a hospital as something other than a lawyer.  Become a Doctor, Speech Therapist, Accountant, MBA, etc.  There is nothing requiring a J.D. to work in a hospital that is like getting a someone that hates to fly getting a pilots license so they can drive a car. They didn't need to get a pilots license to drive a car and instead they wasted significant time & money learning to do something they don't want to do.

If your goal is to work in a hospital and never be in a courtroom then law school is not the best way to accomplish that.

Title: Re: Healthcare Law
Post by: 🍟💵🌲🍥 on September 08, 2015, 04:19:34 PM
Citylaw is right, I know they have the non JD equivalent of LLM for people in health law online (and some on campus too)
Here are a few examples: http://www.bing.com/search?q=MSL+health+law&src=IE-TopResult&FORM=IETR02&conversationid=

Also, there are pretty easy "Doctor" degrees to get (Naturopath, Audiology, Occupational Therapy)
Those might be worth looking into.