Career Pathways: Insurance Law

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Insurance Law involves the regulation of all types of insurance of risk: property, automobile, personal and professional liability, life, health, long-term care, and disability, among others.  Most areas of the insurance industry are regulated, so insurance law attorneys should be comfortable with administrative law.  Each type of insurance is also covered by regulations specific to its subject area.  Health, long-term care, and disability insurance involve health care law.  Insurance law attorneys should be experts in contract law and have experience with contract drafting.

Corporate law knowledge and transactional skills are useful for insurance law attorneys.  A background in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), such as negotiation, mediation, and arbitration, is important.  Insurance contracts often use ADR clauses as a way to reduce transaction costs and increase efficiency.  And since some types of insurance, such as life, health, and disability insurance, are offered as benefits through employers, employee benefits law is also relevant.

For more information about insurance law, see the Legal Information Institute’s Wex encyclopedia “Insurance” page, the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, and the International Risk Management Institute.

Job Types Typical Duties
Federal Agencies
  • Draft and enforce rules and regulations.

  • Draft and enforce external and internal policies and procedures.

  • Liaise with state regulators and insurance companies.

State Agencies
  • Provide advice and counsel to state insurance regulators regarding regulatory issues.
  • Review applications from insurance companies.
  • Work on the issuance of rules, orders, and other legal documents.
  • Litigate cases in informal administrative hearings, hearings at the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings, and in state and federal courts.
Local Government
  • Assist municipalities and municipal administrators with insurance coverage issues.
  • Litigate insurance and insurance-coverage cases on behalf of municipalities.
Private Law Firms
  • Advise and counsel insurance companies and companies and individuals purchasing insurance and making claims against insurance companies.
  • Investigate, document, submit, and appeal insurance claims.
  • Litigate insurance and insurance-coverage cases on behalf of private clients.

Other Activities

 

  • Obtain an internship with an insurance law attorney or firm.
  • Periodically check the Symplicity Job Board for opportunities in this area of law.

Commercial/Business Law Curriculum Guide

COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS LAW

Faculty Members Include: Ron Brown, Tim Canova, Phyllis Coleman, Leslie Cooney, Jane Cross, Debra Moss Curtis, Doug Donoho, Michael Flynn, Joseph M. Grohman, Linda F. Harrison, Judith Karp, Shahabudeen Khan, Ishaq Kundawala, Donna Litman, Elena Marty-Nelson, Michael Masinter, Roma Perez, Florence Shu-Acquaye, Kathryn Webber

 

Core Offerings

Advanced Offerings

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