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. 

2017 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.

  • 929—Enterprise Risk Management (2)
    Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) provides a comprehensive framework for making strategic decisions, taking into consideration concepts of both value creation and value protection. The approach looks at strategies for managing risk, uncertainty and growth and their relationship to total value. This course will cover the specific skills and techniques necessary to manage risk across increasingly complex organizations and to align business strategies with goals and culture.
  • 918—Health Care Privacy and Security (2)
    This course will cover health information law and policy as it pertains to data security and privacy of electronic health records in the United States. Students will examine how individual health information is collected, maintained, and transferred in this electronic information age, and the ramifications when such information is improperly protected, stolen, and misused.
  • 959—Physician Regulation & Practice Management (2)
    This course is designed to introduce students to the laws, agencies, and other bodies that license, regulate and discipline physicians. Topics covered will include licensing proceedings and hearings and health care entity policies addressing these issues.

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.

  • 927—Advanced FDA Law (3)
    This course will cover advanced topics in the law governing development and approval of devices, drugs, and biologics under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The course will review regulatory obligations for both manufacturers and providers conducting FDA-regulated clinical research. The course will also cover enforcement of non-compliance and how organizations develop compliance infrastructure to manage the highly detailed FDA regulations. LAW 958 is a preferred prerequisite but is not required.

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.

  • 668 - Leadership Development (2) (Online)
    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. 
  • 681 - Child Law Seminar Series (1) (Online)

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 2017.

Term and Eligibility Details
The 2016 Summer Online Term will run for 13 weeks, from May 15, 2017 through August 13, 2017. 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 term only.  Loyola does not plan to offer online courses to JD students during the traditional fall and spring academic terms.  

Register as indicated below for the Online Summer Session. Official enrollment will take place in spring 2017.

  • 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, 2017. 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.

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.