Loyola University Chicago

Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy

School of Law

JD Online Courses

Law Students: Take Summer Courses Online

Loyola University Chicago School of Law is pleased to offer JD students the opportunity to enroll in its cutting edge, online courses during the summer term. The Online Summer Session will allow both Loyola and non-Loyola JD students to gain key knowledge in a flexible online environment.  Courses are taught by our experienced faculty, all of whom are dedicated to enhancing your practice-ready knowledge and skills. We invite you to join us to study online over the summer. 

2016 Summer Online Term Course Offerings
Courses in three areas are offered during the Online Summer Session.

Health Law

We provide a cutting-edge health law curriculum, developed in conjunction with a committee of leading health lawyers, industry professionals, and national experts, to health law students across the country.

This course covers federal physician self-referral law, commonly known as the Stark Law, and fraud and abuse law. Students will learn about the statutes, regulations, and advisory opinions that define the parameters of physician referrals and anti-kickback laws, analyzing case studies for fraud and self referral issues. Students will also familiarize themselves with the laws, regulations, and government regulatory actions designed to combat false claims and other types of fraudulent activities. (LLM only or with permission.)

This course will progress from the basics of a compliance program, including the compliance operations and the Code of Conduct, to specific issues facing the healthcare industry such as anti-kickback, Stark, False Claims Act, and civil monetary penalties; conflicts of interest and governance; tax; coding and billing; privacy, technology, data, and security; and the link between regulatory issues and quality of care. Students will be assigned projects to show them how to implement in a practical setting the various laws, regulations, and standards as well as understand the enforcement environment.

This course exposes students to emerging issues impacting the health care industry. Each issue has the potential to impact providers, health care organizations, health care attorneys, and consumers. The summer 2015 HLSS course will focus on leadership, management, and strategy in the health care context. This course is structured over 14 weeks, in which we alternate between reading weeks, where students are given reading material to introduce them to each issue, and synchronous classroom lectures by national experts on each subject. At the end of the course, each student is asked to write a reflective paper on one of the issues presented and describe the impact that they believe it will have on their practice or the delivery of health care in general. This course is graded pass/fail. 

This course serves as an introduction to the growing area of health law known as "life sciences." The theme for this course centers on the research and development of pharmaceutical drugs and devices and the role of the FDA in regulating this process. Topics covered will include genomics, personalized medicine, the FCPA, basic patent and intellectual property issues, and financing. Students will learn to analyze the FDA approval process. 

This course explores the role of law and government regulation in the area of public health. The public health process (measurement, problem definition, strategy, design, implementation and evaluation) is explored in reference to current issues that are both timely and expositive of the ways in which law and regulation shape public health practice on the state and federal level. Topical areas for analysis and discussion are drawn from the primary environments of public health, biological, physical, social, individual behavior, and national/international health systems. Students are required to work on group projects, and are required to write a research paper.


Please contact healthlaw@luc.edu with all questions about the health law summer online course offerings.

Advanced Compliance Courses

Note that these advanced health law compliance courses require a prerequisite. Please contact health-law@luc.edu with questions about enrolling.

This course explores advanced concepts in health care compliance. This course will present a complex health care compliance scenario each module which the student must analyze and comment upon. The scenarios will cover a broad array of regulatory subject matters which must be analyzed in the context of compliance program principles.

This course explores advanced concepts in health care privacy and security and is designed as a continuation of Health Care Privacy & Security Law (LAW 918).This course will present a complex compliance privacy and security scenarios each module which the student must analyze and comment upon. 

Business Law

We are excited to offer JD students the opportunity to enroll in new courses focused on compliance, one of the hottest industries in the country.

This course will offer students the opportunity to study significant areas of law from foreign jurisdictions that impact doing business abroad or foreign companies doing business in the U.S.  A selection of areas of law that will be covered include the UK Bribery Act, European Union privacy regulation, technology transfer laws (including U.S. import-export controls), national security issues associated with doing business in certain companies, and developing laws of emerging markets in Asia.

This course will examine the FCPA in-depth from the perspective of U.S. companies doing business in foreign jurisdictions and interacting with public officials and regulatory bodies.  The course will also examine how companies that might consider themselves a “U.S.-only” business could find themselves with FCPA risk. The course will examine both the law and enforcement actions.  The course will also review ways to incorporate FCPA risk into a compliance program so that a company’s workforce is educated on FCPA risk and examine how to remediate potential non-compliance with FCPA.


Please contact hlblstudentadvising@luc.edu with all questions about the business law summer online course offerings.

Child Law

JD students may enroll in courses offered as part of the Civitas ChildLaw Center’s award-winning program for training law students, lawyers, and child-serving professionals to be effective and ethical advocates for children and their families.

One of the distinguishing features of the Online MJ in Children’s Law and Policy is its focus on the development of leadership skills for child advocates across a range of disciplines and organizations.  This required cornerstone course begins with an introduction to different types and styles of leadership before turning to a more practice-based preparation for leadership in such areas as operations, human resources, finance, and communications. 


Please contact ccolumb@luc.edu with all questions about the child law summer online course offerings.

 

*Loyola University Chicago reserves the right to modify course offerings and dates until summer term registration begins in February 2015.

**This course is non-graded, meaning students will earn credit and a grade of pass/fail.

Health Law

We provide a cutting-edge health law curriculum, developed in conjunction with a committee of leading health lawyers, industry professionals, and national experts, to health law students across the country.


Please contact healthlaw@luc.edu with all questions about the health law summer online course offerings.

Advanced Compliance Courses

Note that these advanced health law compliance courses require a prerequisite. Please contact health-law@luc.edu with questions about enrolling.

Business Law

We are excited to offer JD students the opportunity to enroll in new courses focused on compliance, one of the hottest industries in the country.


Please contact hlblstudentadvising@luc.edu with all questions about the business law summer online course offerings.

Child Law

JD students may enroll in courses offered as part of the Civitas ChildLaw Center’s award-winning program for training law students, lawyers, and child-serving professionals to be effective and ethical advocates for children and their families.


Please contact ccolumb@luc.edu with all questions about the child law summer online course offerings.

Term and Eligibility Details
The 2016 Summer Online Term will run for 12 weeks, from May 16, 2016 through August 7, 2016.  Instructors will have discretion to use one additional week, until August 16, 2016,for final papers and exams.

American Bar Association regulations allow JD students to earn up to fifteen credits online. Students must have completed 28 credit hours in order to enroll in online courses. Loyola University Chicago JD students have been approved to take courses during the Summer Online Session. Students from other schools are advised to first consult with their law school to obtain permission to take online courses through Loyola. Each non-Loyola student must apply as a summer visiting student, which requires obtaining a letter from their home law school granting them permission to take courses at Loyola University Chicago.

Please note that online courses will be offered for the Summer 2016 term only.  Loyola does not plan to offer online courses to JD students during the traditional fall and spring academic terms.  

Registration
Register as indicated below for the Online Summer Session. Official enrollment will take place in spring 2016.

  • Loyola students may register for approved online summer courses in LOCUS when summer 2016 registration begins. No other approval is needed. All summer online coursework in health law will count toward the JD Health Law Certificate. All summer online coursework in child law will count toward the JD Certificate in Child and Family Law.
  • Non-Loyola students must complete a visiting student application for the Online Summer Session. The application can be found here. Please note that this must be accompanied by a letter of permission to take online courses. The visiting student application deadline is April 1, 2016. Once visiting applications are approved, visiting students will be enrolled in their course(s) of choice.

Tuition and Fees
Summer term tuition is charged per credit hour and will be set by the Office of the Bursar.  Additional student fees may apply.

Disclaimers
Enrolling in Loyola University Chicago’s Online Summer Session does not confer visiting or transfer status on any non-Loyola student. Participating in online summer courses will not provide non-Loyola students with any advantages in the transfer or visiting admissions process.  Non-Loyola students may seek to count these credits toward their JD degrees but will still earn their degrees from their home institutions.

Each state has different rules for admission to the bar.  Students should consult with each jurisdiction in which they intend to practice to ensure that completion of online courses qualify for bar admission.