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Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy

School of Law

Requirements for the JD Certificate in Health Law

There are three main requirements for the Health Law Certificate: Coursework, Practical Experience, Extracurricular Activities  


In order to be eligible for the certificate,  you must earn a grade of "B" or better in each course. **


Required Courses 
(credit hours)

Health Care Business and Finance (3) (fall)

Administrative Law and Health Care Regulation (3) (spring)




at least 1 of these courses

Corporate Transactions (3) (spring)

Health Care Payment and Policy (2-3) (fall)

Life Science, Research, and the FDA (2) (fall)



Additional credits may be taken from these courses:

Access to Health Care (2-3) (spring)
Antitrust in the Health Care Field (1) (spring or summer)
Bioethics and the Law (2-3) (spring)
Comparative Perspective on Patent Law, Policy and Health Care (2-3) (spring)
Disability Law (2)
Government Health Policy (2) (fall)
Health Care Informatics (1) (spring)
Health Care Labor and Employment (1) (fall)
Health Care Litigation and Medical Malpractice (2) (spring)
Health Care Reform Law (1) (spring)
Health Policy Practicum (1-3) (spring)
Health Privacy Law Seminar (1) (spring)
International Health Law (2-3) (fall)
Introduction to Health Law (3) (spring)
Law and Public Health (2-3) (spring)
Law and Science (2) (fall)
Mental Health Law (2) (spring)
Physician Regulation (1) (fall)
Physician Self-Referral Law (1) (fall)
Risk Management, Patient Safety, and Quality (2) (fall)
Topics in Health Care Compliance (2) (varies)


If you have completed a health law course that is not listed above, contact Megan Bess, Beazley Institute Assistant Director to obtain approval at mbess@luc.edu

**Exceptions to Course Grade Requirements: 

Exceptions to the grade requirement will be made on a case by case basis.  Students earning a grade below B in any health law course may be required to take an additional course to earn the certificate.  See the Institute's Assistant Director if you would like to request that an exception be made.


Each student must complete a Health Law Externship, an approved clinical experience, or demonstrate experience in the field of health law.  Externship placement is conducted through the Institute.  Clinical experiences and volunteer/employment experiences must be approved in advance. Exceptions: Part-time evening students may be exempted from this requirement at the Institute's discretion.


Each student must participate in 6 or more of the activities sponsored by the Institute. These include but may not be limited to Speakers, Conferences, Case Studies, Health Law Society Programs, Annals of Health Law senior editorial staff. It is the responsibility of the student to track their event attendance, including titles and dates. Attendance will be verified by Institute staff. Note for Annals of Health Law Members: Participation as a member of the Annals will count as one extracurricular activity. Serving on the Executive Board or as a Senior Editor will count as one additional extracurricular activity.

Rights Reserved

The Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy reserves the right to amend the certificate requirements and to add to or delete from the list of courses that satisfy the certificate requirement at any time.


Philip H. Corboy Law Center · 25 E. Pearson Street Suite 720 · Chicago, IL 60611 · 312.915.7174
· E-mail: Health-law@luc.edu

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