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Books & Resources for JD Program

This guide contains required and recommended materials and resources for each course in the JD program of the JFK School of Law

Required Textbooks

2 textbooks, One is located on Casebook Connect (linked in your NU course), and one is located on your West Academic portal. 

1. Health Care Law and Ethics, 9th Edition Hall, Orentlicher, Bobinski, Bagley, & Cohen

Where to access: Casebook Connect – access through course by going to “Content > Course Information > Course Resources”

2.  (West Academic Bookshelf): First time using this textbook, you will go directly to, locate the book under "Materials Provided by my School," agree to the Terms of Service, then you can view the E-Book. 

What is Heath Care Law?

This course has been structured to encompass important considerations in both individual and public health care law. As such, you will migrate back and forth between two types of interests, namely the interests of the public, and the interests of the individual.

Frequently, these two interests can also collide with the interests of state and federal government interests. Health law includes elements of constitutional law, tort law, administrative law and on occasion criminal law. Laws, pasted by various levels of government end up having their everyday meaning in federal and state regulation. Therefore, various governmental bodies influence health law in different ways, and we will be addressing those over the course. 

Recommended Resources

Each of the following recommendations are available on your West Study Aids Subscription. Click on each to be redirected to the resource on West Study Aids. 

1. Health Care Law and Ethics in a Nutshell

2. Health Law (Hornbook)