Health Law and Administration

Students seeking knowledge and expertise in health law and administration in our China M.J. program gave the opportunity to draw on the resources of both the law school's large number of health law offerings and the University's strong health sciences educational programs, including the School of Public Health’s course in health services and administration and course offered by the School of Pharmacy and the Department of Global Health. In addition, there are courses in health information and technology offered in other schools on the University of Washington campus.

Our Health Law curriculum for M.J. students provides specialized legal education in all facets of health law, including private health system organization; regulation of health care providers and researchers, medical negligence, patient rights, public health law, global health and social justice.

SAMPLE Curriculum: 

Foundational Courses: 20 credits

Health Law and Administration Courses: 25 credits 

  • Fundamentals Of Health Law 
  • Administrative Law 
  • Public Health Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Global Health Law
  • Genetics and Law
  • Disability Law and Policy
  • Medical Ethics and Jurisprudence
  • FDA Law
  • Emerging Technologies in Health Care
  • Privacy Law 
  • International Bioethics, Social Justice & Health Seminar 
  • Competition in Health Care 

International Development and Business Administration

This curricular pathway focuses on the challenges of both international development and international business. With increasing globalization, there are growing business issues coupled with goals of promoting international sustainable development. This curricular option utilizes the law school's strengths in both areas to prepare students for the global business world of the future. 

SAMPLE Curriculum: 

Foundational Courses: 20 credits

International Development and Business Administration Courses: 25 credits 

  • Business Organizations
  • Drafting Business Documents
  • Negotiations 
  • Contracts
  • International Law
  • International Trade Law 
  • Legal Problems of Economic International Development
  • Accounting for Lawyers
  • Cross-Border Business Transactions Between China and US
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Business Transactions
  • Venture Capital Deals
  • International Contracting

Intellectual Property and Technology Management

This concentration focuses on intellectual property and business leadership, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of the commercialization of intellectual property and technology management. Through their studies, students will develop the skills necessary to view technology through the lenses of both business and law, allowing them to devise effective business solutions that lead to success in today's competitive and tech-driven business environment.

The intellectual property education offered by the University of Washington (UW) is both innovative and well-rounded, encompassing both theoretical knowledge and practical application. This concentration is tailored for students who intend to pursue careers in the technology and intellectual property management sectors.

SAMPLE Curriculum

Foundational Courses: 20 credits

Advanced Courses: 25 credits

  • International Intellectual Property
  • Strategic IP Commercialization
  • Litigation Strategies for Technology Protection
  • Copyright Law
  • Patent Law
  • Trademark and Trade Secret Law
  • Technology Law
  • Negotiations
  • Business Organizations
  • Drafting Business Documents
  • Essentials of Entrepreneurship

Financial Regulations and Tax Management

This concentration will guide students in acquiring the necessary knowledge and equip them with the ability to guide both public and private sectors in making financial decisions and tax plans in the global market. This program provides relevant knowledge about finance, regulations, economic environments, asset allocation, and taxation, enabling students to effectively tackle various challenges in global economic activities.

The teaching quality of the University of Washington is renowned worldwide. Under the guidance of a top-notch team of professors, students will engage in a learning experience that combines innovation with a blend of theory and practice. This program is suitable for students aspiring to work in financial management, investment, and international finance.

SAMPLE Curriculum

Foundational Courses: 20 credits

Advanced Courses: 25 credits

  • Sales
  • Secured Transactions
  • Business Organizations
  • Accounting For Lawyers
  • Securities Regulation
  • Individual Income Tax
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Law and Economics
  • Negotiation
  • Drafting Business Documents
  • Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders
  • US Aspects of International Taxation
  • Payment Systems and FinTech

Employment Law and Human Resources Management

The significance of human resources management for enterprises is self-evident, and this field is undergoing substantial and continuous growth on a global scale. As an indispensable and integral component of both public and private sectors, human resources management professionals will have significant opportunities for growth and development.

Through the study and research in the field of human resources management, students should possess specialized skills and knowledge that enable them to stand out in their respective roles. By engaging with our core foundational courses and advanced courses, students will build a strong foundation in employment law and gain ability to handle complex labor relations. This concentration will guide students to gain a more detailed understanding of both public and private employers, labor union organizations, and employee management.

SAMPLE Curriculum

Foundational Courses: 20 credits

Advanced Courses: 25 credits

  • Administrative Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Labor Relations and the Law
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Law
  • Negotiation
  • Drafting Business Documents
  • Negotiation
  • Drafting Business Documents
  • Mediation Skills Training
  • Managing People in Public and Nonprofit Agencies
  • Privacy Law

Communication Policy and Leadership 

The proliferation of consumer electronics and social media has changed the media industry dramatically in the past 2 decades, putting forward higher requirements and more severe challenges for communication leaders. Students interested in communication and media industries can pursue law courses and courses in communications policy that will equip them to work in these dynamic industries. Our program can structure a program that provides both applicable law courses as well as those focused on the media industry, communication policies, and marketing technologies. With in-depth study, students will learn how to evaluate market changes, use the latest media technologies to improve the efficiency of narrative communication, drive progress in the media industry and understand the legal issues in these evolving industries.

Although courses vary in terms of availability, the curriculum below is an example for students interested in communications policy, marketing, and the media industry. Note that we recommend students seeking a well-rounded curriculum in this emerging industry be prepared to enroll for 4 quarters to sufficiently grasp a well-rounded understanding. 

SAMPLE Curriculum: 

Foundational Courses: 20 credits

Communications Policy and Leadership: 25 credits 

  • Negotiations 
  • Business Organizations
  • Contracts
  • Drafting Business Documents
  • Qualitative Research for Social Media Marketing
  • Privacy Law 
  • Consumer Law
  • Stakeholder Mindset and Communication
  • Content Marketing 
  • Introduction to User-Centered Design