Lawrence E. Singer
Title/s: Associate Professor
Director, Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy
Office #: Corboy 722
While in law school, Professor Singer worked as a legislative extern for Senator Edward Kennedy, staffing death penalty and health care legislation, among other things. Prof. Singer has been an attorney, and then partner, with the Chicago office of McDermott, Will & Emery, where his practice focused on general corporate and transactional matters, medical staff affairs, and patient care issues. He also served as assistant to the general counsel of the American Hospital Association and as legal counsel in the America Hospital Association's Office of Legal and Regulatory Affairs. While there, he was an author of an amicus curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Cruzan v. Missouri Department of Health.
Prof. Singer has been recognized multiple times as a "super lawyer" in health law. He also has been inducted as a Fellow in the Institute of Medicine of Chicago.
Prof. Singer has served on, and chaired, multiple boards, including a large regional health system board, a facility for the developmentally disabled and a local chapter of the United Way.
B.A., with distinction, Michigan, 1981
M.A., Michigan, 1983
J.D., cum laude, Michigan, 1986
Professional & Community Affiliations
Illinois Association of Hospital Attorneys, Board of Directors, Member
St. John's Villa (a residence for the mentally handicapped, in Ohio), Board of Directors, Member
2008 - "Illinois Super Lawyer" in the health law field
Leveraging Tax-Exempt Status of Hospitals, 29 J. Legal Med. 41 (2008)
Gloria Jean Ate Catfood Tonight: Justice and the Social Compact for Health Care in America, 36 Loy.U.Chi. L.J. 613 (2005) [singer.pdf]
The Coming Millennium:Issues Confronting Catholic Health Care, 8 Annals Health L. 299 (1999)
Realigning Catholic Health Care; Bridging Legal and Church Control in a Consolidating Market, 72 Tulane L.Rev. 159 (1997)
The Conversion Conundrum: The State and Federal Response to Hospitals' Changes in Charitable Status, 23 Amer. J.L.Med. 221 (1997)
Look What They've Done To My Law, Ma: COBRA's Implosion, 33 Hous.L.Rev. 113 (1996)
Religious Hospitals, in HEALTH CARE CORPORATE LAW FACILITIES AND TRANSACTIONS (1999)
Hospitals: The Business Environment, HEALTH LAW PRACTICE GUIDE (NHLA, 1993) (with Anthony) (updated annually)