1. The BNA newsletters Health Law Reporter and Health Care Daily cover the latest legal developments that influence the health care industry, including new cases, federal and state legislation, rules from federal regulators, and enforcement trends.
2. The American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) is the largest professional association for this legal practice area. AHLA has some great newsletters that are delivered daily, weekly, and/or monthly. Cheap student memberships are available.
3. Other professional associations also often have valuable materials, from articles to podcasts. The ABA Health Law section has Health Lawyer, Health eSource, and other great resources. The Minnesota Medical Association also tracks legal developments pertaining to quality as part of its advocacy efforts. Their monthly magazine Minnesota Medicine is freely available.
4. Government agencies often provide useful guidance on their enforcement activities and priorities. For example, check out the websites of CMS and the Minnesota Board of Medicine.
5. New legal articles found through Westlaw, Lexis, Hein Online, LegalTrac, SSRN, Legal Resource Index, Index to Legal Periodicals, and Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals.
6. There are some great blawgs on health law. I have collected many of these at medicalfutility.blogspot.com. I especially recommend Harvard’s Bill of Health and the Health Affairs blog.
7. PubMed comprises more than 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.
8. You can also create alerts for new articles in PubMed and in the journals of key publishers like Springer, Sage, Science Direct, Project MUSE, JSTOR, and similar databases.
Networking in Health Law
1. The Minnesota State Bar Association Health Law section holds monthly breakfast CLE meetings. Breakfast is included and these events are always free for law students.
2. Other county bar associations and specialty bar associations also regularly have health law events. Getting engaged and networking is a great way to find a job and advance your professional development.