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Health Law

A highly-ranked program for a widely-needed legal field

Loyola's course offerings in health law are as diverse as the field itself. From health care financing to patient safety, from compliance to bioethics, from public health to fraud and abuse, JD students can jump-start their career in health law with over 60 course offerings. You'll complete coursework, a practical experience, and engage in extracurricular activities to increase your exposure to the field.

Requirements

There are three requirements for the JD Certificate in Health Law: coursework; practical experience; and extracurricular activities.

Coursework

To be eligible for the JD Certificate, you must complete at least 12 credits in the health law curriculum, including two required courses, and must receive a grade of B or better in each course.

After completion of all requirements, you must complete an application for the Certificate in Health Law. Submit your application to the Beazley Institute Assistant Director for approval, who will then submit the application to the Registrar.

Required Courses

  • Health Care Business and Finance
  • Introduction to Health Law

Elective Courses

  • Access to Health Care
  • Bioethics Law and Policy
  • Corporate Transactions in Health Law
  • Disability Law
  • Food and Drug Law
  • Health Care Compliance
  • Health Care Litigation and Medical Malpractice
  • Health Care Payment and Policy
  • Health Justice Policy
  • Health Justice Project
  • Law and the Life Sciences
  • Mental Health Law
  • Risk Management, Patient Safety, and Quality
  • Topics in Long Term Care

Each term select online courses in health law are available and may be taken and applied toward the elective course requirement

Practical Experience

To earn the Health Law Certificate, you  must complete a Health Law Externship, an approved clinical experience, or demonstrate experience in the field of health law. Clinical experiences and volunteer/employment experiences must be approved in advance.

Extracurricular Activities

You must participate in six or more health law activities or events. These include, but are not limited to: speakers, conferences, Health Law Society programs, or participating in the Annals of Health Law as senior editorial 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.

Applying for your Certificate

After completion of all requirements, you must complete an application for the Certificate in Health Law. Submit your application to the Beazley Institute Assistant Director for approval, who will then submit the application to the Registrar.