The 24-credit LLM in Health Law degree program can be completed in one academic year as a full-time student or in two or more academic years as a part-time student. The campus program begins each fall in late August. Students wishing to start the LLM program in the spring or summer terms must apply for the online LLM and may be able to take campus courses with permission.
Required Courses (credit hours)
All campus LLM in Health Law students must complete the following courses:
- 741 - Health Care Business and Finance (3) (fall)
- 710 - Introduction to Health Law(3) (fall, must be taken in first term)
- 742 - Health Law LLM Thesis Project Term 1
- 750 - Health Law LLM Thesis Project Term 2
Additionally, full-time students must complete the following courses:
LLM Seminar (1) (fall)
714 - Health Law Externship (1-3) (either semester)
Externship placement is done through the Beazley Institute’s externship program.
Elective Courses (credit hours)
Students may choose from elective courses for remaining credit hours. The LLM Curriculum Guide provides a resource for identifying appropriate courses based on areas of interest.
- 745 - Access to Health Care (2-3) (spring)
- 793 - Administrative Law and Health Care Regulation (2) (spring)
- 725 - Antitrust in the Health Care Field (2) (fall)
- 715 - Bioethics, Law & Policy (2-3)(spring)
- 765 - Constitutional Issues in Health Law (2) (spring)
- 711 - Corporate Transactions in Health Care (3) (spring)
- 718 - Food and Drug Law (2) (fall)
- 730 - Government Health Policy (2) (fall)
- 798 - Health Care Compliance (2) (varies)
- 732 - Health Care Fraud and Abuse (1) (fall)
- 719 - Health Care Labor Law Seminar (1) (fall)
- 729 - Health Care Litigation and Medical Malpractice (2) (spring)
- 720 - Health Care Payment and Policy (2-3) (varies)
- 739 - Health Information Privacy and Technology (2) (spring)
- 717 - Mental Health Law (2) (spring)
- 775 - Physician Regulation Seminar (1) (fall)
- 797 - Risk Management, Patient Safety and Quality (2) (fall)
- 768 - Topics in Long Term Care (2) (spring)
LLM students should consult the School of Law's Registration Packet for an accurate list of each semester's course offerings.
Compliance Curriculum and Online Courses
Students enrolled in the LLM in Health Law degree program may pursue a certificate in compliance studies. Students who earn a certificate are qualified to sit for compliance certification examinations.
Campus LLM students may take online health law courses on a case-by-case basis. Students must contact their advisor for permission to enroll in online courses. A complete list of online health law courses is available here.
For curriculum and schedule advising please contact Kristin Finn, Beazley Institute Assistant Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-915-6428.
Loyola offers an accelerated option for students who complete health law courses at Loyola University Chicago School of Law while enrolled as a JD student. With approval upon admission to the LLM program, Loyola JD students may apply up to six credit hours of coursework, completed with a grade of “B” or better, to the LLM in Health Law degree. Accelerated LLM candidates must complete 18 additional credits to earn an LLM in Health Law degree.
Applicants wishing to pursue the accelerated degree option must indicate this preference on their application to the LLM program. Approval of accelerated status is at the discretion of the admissions committee.
The Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy reserves the right to amend the degree requirements and to add to or delete from the list of courses that satisfy the degree requirement at any time.