Faculty Director, Health and Biomedical Law Concentration
AB, Radcliffe College
JD, Boston College Law School
"Practicing in the health law field provides a very satisfying sense of purpose and meaning," Renée M. Landers says. "After all, the field involves making the legal arrangements for the delivery of products and services that most people will have reason to use at some point in their lives."
Before joining Suffolk Law, Professor Landers pursued her passion for health care law as deputy general counsel of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and in private practice with a major Boston law firm. Professor Landers also frequently teaches a comparative health law course each summer in Suffolk Law’s program in Lund, Sweden.
"When I was in government, I worked on some of the early work that led to the development of the HIPAA privacy regulations and early skirmishes over the ability of states to authorize the medical use of marijuana," Professor Landers says. "I like sharing my perspective on how these legal issues—and the approaches of the federal government and the states—have evolved through the years."