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Johns Hopkins

Center for Law and the Public’s Health

The Johns Hopkins Center for Law and the Public’s Health enhances the effectiveness and visibility of law as a tool to protect and promote the public’s health.  

Our faculty explore innovative uses of the law and conduct legal and empirical research in diverse areas related to public health, often working closely with policymakers and public health practitioners. 

The Center engages in graduate-level education and training, dissemination of information, and translation of research findings. We also serve as a resource for practical and scholarly information about public health law. 

What's New at the Center

Perspective Piece

June Medical Services v. Russo - A Threat to Physicians' Standing to Challenge Abortion Regulations

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Preventing the next pet surrender emergency — and housing loss for pet owners at the same time | GUEST COMMENTARY

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Student Opportunities

Learn about our dual-degree MPH/JD program, public health law-related courses, and other training opportunities

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Resources for Practitioners, Policymakers, & the Public

Browse our library of research topics, law maps, model laws, legal memoranda, fact sheets, policy analyses, and more 

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