Lawrence E. Singer

Title/s:  Associate Professor of Law Emeritus

Office #:  Corboy 722

Phone: 312.915.7558



Larry Singer is an Associate Professor of Law Emeritus and the former Director of the Beazley Institute for Health Law & Policy. Professor Singer is a nationally recognized expert on legal and strategic issues surrounding the organization of health care institutions, and speaks extensively on these issues. He teaches in the area of corporate and regulatory health law.  Professor Singer has published in various law journals on corporate and tax issues pertaining to non-profit organizations, issues surrounding access to care and the intersection of law and religion.

Professor Singer is a cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and also holds a Master of Health Services Administration degree from that same university. Professor Singer has been a partner in the health law department of McDermott, Will & Emery and national practice head of the firm’s Catholic health care practice.  He also was an attorney in the health law department of Ross & Hardies, and served as Counsel/Fellow at the American Hospital Association. While in law school Professor Singer worked for Senator Edward Kennedy, staffing death penalty and health care legislation. 

Professor Singer has significant governance experience, having served as the board chair of an institution for the developmentally disabled, chair of a national health care system, and a board member of various charitable organizations, as well as the Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys.  He has been recognized as an Illinois “super lawyer” in health law, has a residence for the developmentally disabled named in his honor and has been inducted as a Fellow in the Institute of Medicine of Chicago.


BA, with distinction, University of Michigan, 1981
MA, University of Michigan, 1983
JD, cum laude, University of Michigan, 1986

Professional & Community Affiliations

Resurrection Health Care, Strategic Planning Committee (service complete)

Resurrection Health Care, Governance Committee (service complete)

St. John’s Villa, Board Chair/Executive Committee (service complete)

Illinois Association of Health Care Attorneys, Board of Directors (service complete)

United Way of Evanston, Board of Directors (service complete)

Alexian Brothers Health System, Board of Governors

Evanston Community Foundation, Board of Directors/Secretary/Executive Committee

Illinois Association of Health Care Attorneys (Board of Directors)


2008, 2009 - "Illinois Super Lawyer" in the health law field

Fellow, Institute of Medicine of Chicago

Service Award, Illinois Association of Health Care Attorneys (inaugural winner)

Named building honor:  St. John’s Villa

Selected Publications

Professor Lawrence Singer's SSRN Webpage

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]

Sponsorship as Living The Mission, 18 Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education 32 (2000)

The Coming Millennium: Enduring Issues Confronting Catholic Health Care, 8 Annals of Health Law 299 (1999) (with E. Lantz)

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) 

Other Publications


Hospitals: The Business Environment, HEALTH LAW PRACTICE GUIDE (NHLA, 1993) (with Anthony) (updated annually)


The Law of Medical Practice in Illinois, Kane, Silverman, Singer

Careers in Health Law, Singer, Bess, Finn