Stanford BioLaw and Health Policy Society is comprised of students from Stanford’s Law School, Medical School, Graduate School of Business, and graduate programs related to the biosciences. The organization was founded with the primary goal of promoting discourse on the myriad legal and policy issues surrounding biotechnology, healthcare, mental health, biomedical research, and bioethics. A secondary goal is to inform the student body at Stanford about career opportunities at the interface of biosciences and the law and provide networking opportunities with professionals in these fields. BioLaw also seeks to support students in effecting change in current health and bioscience policy.
To achieve these goals, BioLaw sponsors a speaker series. BioLaw speakers have varied backgrounds and include attorneys at Silicon Valley law firms, in-house counsel at biotechnology companies, biotechnology entrepreneurs, faculty members from Stanford, and other universities in the Bay Area, as well as scientific researchers. BioLaw members also have the opportunity to attend Journal Club meetings hosted by the Center for Law and the Biosciences.