Welcome to the University of Mississippi Student Health Law Association
The University of Mississippi Student Health Law Association (SHLA) was established in 2006 as a student-run organization of law students with a legal interest in the health care field. Our goal is to work to gain a greater understanding of health law and health policy both at a state and a federal level. Any student who is interested in health law issues, opportunities, and programs is encouraged to join.
We are affiliated as a student group with the American Health Lawyers Association, the nation’s largest, nonpartisan, educational organization devoted to legal issues in the healthcare field.
Count health care lawyers among the winners in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding the Affordable Care Act. . . . Lawyers say they expect an uptick in demand for their services as clients that took a wait-and-see approach to compliance must now forge ahead to meet key deadlines.
- Jenna Greene, National Law Journal
[T]he increasing regulation of health care has created substantial need for lawyers specializing in compliance with a vast array of federal, state and local regulations. Where fifteen years ago most health law was done by small, specialized law firms, today many of the nation’s biggest law firms have thriving health law practices.
- Jennifer S. Bard & Alvin R.Allison, I’m Interested in Health Law – Now Where Can I Get a Job, Mar. 25, 2008.