College of Law


Our Health Law program is ranked #14 among public law schools and #34 among all law schools in U.S. News & World Report

The Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences (LABS) is a dynamic, interdisciplinary group of faculty and students engaged in research and teaching about law and the biomedical sciences. We feature expertise in law and health, health and human rights, disability, bioethics, genetics, neuroscience, evidence, torts, privacy, food and drug law, public health law, biotechnology, cognitive psychology, and intellectual property. We are committed to explaining and improving the law in these rapidly evolving fields to help overcome the critical health challenges of our times.

Health law course offerings include health law, FDA law, law and neuroscience, law and genetics, and law and the opioid epidemic. We also offer a colloquium in law and the biosciences, as well as a range of courses in IP law. We have a variety of externship opportunities for students in health law, IP law, and law and the biosciences.

The college also offers a certificate of specialized study in IP law. LABS faculty and student scholars have strong interests in IP, and work in LABS is integrally related to our Program on Intellectual Property and Technology Law.


The College of Law offers courses, seminars, and field placements in areas of study relevant to law and the biosciences, including the following. All course offerings are subject to change.

  • Health Law
  • Law and Bioethics
  • Genetics and Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patent Law
  • Patent Drafting
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Food and Drug Law
  • Disability Law
  • Health Law Externship
  • Seminar on Law and the Opioid Crisis
  • Colloquium on Law and the Biosciences
  • Seminar on Law and Neuroscience


Teneille R Brown

Professor, College Of Law, Director, LABS

Daniel Aaron

Associate Professor of Law

Jonas Anderson

Professor of Law

Jorge Contreras

Professor, College Of Law

Leslie Francis

Dist. Alfred C. Emery Prof. of Law, Dist. Prof. of Philosophy

Ruhan Nagra

Associate Professor of Law, College of Law

Dianna Cannon

Adjunct Professor

Robert Harrison

Adjunct Assistant Professor

James (Jim) Ruble

Adjunct Associate Professor

Cynthia Lane

Administrative Assistant