Constance A. Howes

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Constance A. HowesAdjunct Professor of LawAttorney at Law

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Constance A. Howes, Esq., FACHE is an Adjunct Professor, teaching Health Law and Policy. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Kenyon College and a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. After practicing business law in private practice, she served as General Counsel of Care New England Health System and as President and CEO of Women & Infants Hospital.

Courses Taught

LAW.720Health Law and Policy

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Course Description

This course will provide an overview of the complex laws, regulations and underlying policies that govern healthcare delivery. Issues to be examined include medical liability, state and federal regulatory requirements, Medicare and Medicaid, health insurance and payment systems, antitrust considerations, non-profit governance and tax issues, quality and bioethics.

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Course Degree

Juris DoctorMaster of Studies in Law

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Course Types

We have classified RWU Law classes under the following headers. One of the following course types will be attached to each course which will allow students to narrow down their search while looking for classes.

Core Course

Students in the first and second year are required to take classes covering the following aspects of the law—contracts, torts, property, criminal law, civil procedure, and constitutional law, evidence, and professional responsibility.  Along with these aspects, the core curriculum will develop legal reasoning skills.


After finishing the core curriculum the remaining coursework toward the degree is completed through upper level elective courses.  Students can choose courses that peak their interests or courses that go along with the track they are following.


Seminars are classes where teachers and small groups of students focus on a specific topic and the students complete a substantial research paper.


Inhouse Clinics and Clinical Externships legal education is law school training in which students participate in client representation under the supervision of a practicing attorney or law professor.  RWU Law's Clinical Programs offer unique and effective learning opportunities and the opportunity for practical experience while still in law school.