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. 

2018 Summer Online Term Course Offerings
Courses in three areas are offered during the Online Summer Session.

  • 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.829 Global Compliance
  • 922: Advanced Health Care Compliance (2)
    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.
  • 958: Clinical Research Compliance (3) (Law 910 Health Care Compliance is a Pre-requisite)
    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.
  • 960: Fraud & Abuse/Stark Intensive (3)
    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.
  • 910: Health Care Compliance (2)
    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.
  • 930: Leadership and Management Seminar Series (1)
    This course is comprised of a series of lectures on topics in leadership and management by different experts in the field. Every other week students attend a live synchronous class on a leadership or management topic. Topics vary each term and are intended to cover hot topics and essential skills in leadership and management. The course is open to students in online business and health law programs.
  • 917: Public Health & the Law (2)
    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.

*Loyola University Chicago reserves the right to modify course offerings and dates until summer term registration begins in February 2018.

Term and Eligibility Details
The 2018 Summer Online Term will run for 13 weeks, from May 14, 2018 through August 12, 2018. Instructors will have discretion to use one additional week, until August 19, 2018,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 2018.

  • Loyola students may register for approved online summer courses in LOCUS when summer 2018 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, 2018. 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.