Jill Horwitz is a legal scholar and health policy expert who is addressing some of the most pressing law and policy issues of our day, including the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and the impact of hospital ownership on the delivery of medical services. She comes to UCLA from the University of Michigan, where she was a Professor of Law and Co-Director of their Law and Economics Program. She also held joint appointments at Michigan with the School of Public Health and the Ford School of Public Policy.
Professor Horwitz is a highly productive scholar who has published in law journals, health policy journals, and economics journals. Her scholarly interests focus on the legal regulation of health care organizations, nonprofit organizations, law and economics, and tort law. Her empirical research on hospital ownership and medical service provision has won several awards.
Professor Horwitz teaches Torts and Nonprofit Law and Policy, as well as workshops on law and economics, governance, and health care reform.
Horwitz received her B.A. with honors from Northwestern University. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy, a J.D. (magna cum laude), and a Ph.D. in health policy, all from Harvard University. Following law school, she served as a law clerk for Judge Norman Stahl of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Horwitz is also a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, an Associate Reporter for the American Law Institute Principles of Nonprofit Organizations, a fellow at the National Academy of Social Insurance, an Adjunct Professor of Economics at the University of Victoria Department of Economics in British Columbia, and a member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.