Students seeking a health law education in our MJ program have 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, the School of Pharmacy, the Department of Global Health and others.

Our Health Law curriculum for MJ 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 Options

MJ students pursuing a specialty in Health Law will work with our MJ and Health Law program personnel to tailor their curriculum to their specific interests. Below are some sample curricula that demonstrate the capacity to customize the student curriculum to their specific needs.

Profile A

Professional Goal

To prepare for and seek promotion to higher level position.

Sample Curriculum

Foundation Courses: 17 credits
Health Law Courses: 28 credits

  • Administrative Law
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Competition in Health Care
  • Disability Law
  • Fundamentals of Health Law
  • Health Care Fraud and Abuse
  • Health Economics
  • Medicare & Medicaid Finance and Reimbursement
  • Public Health Law
  • Topics in Law and Medicine

Profile B

Professional Goal

To move into a higher position involving technology transfer.

Sample Curriculum

Foundation Courses: 17 credits
Health Law Courses: 28 credits

  • Advanced Research and Writing Seminar
  • Biotechnology and Law
  • Economic Evaluation in Health and Medicine
  • Genetics and Law
  • Intellectual Property Core
  • International Intellectual Property
  • Litigation Strategies for the Protection of Technology
  • Pharmacy Law and Ethics
  • Research Ethics
  • Strategic Intellectual Property Commercialization

Student Profile C

Professional Goal

To work for an NGO or relief agency in South Asia or Africa in a paid position.

Sample Curriculum

Foundation Courses: 17 credits
Health Law Courses: 28 credits

  • Advanced Research and Writing Seminar
  • Global Health Law
  • Health and Human Rights
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • International Research Ethics, Law & Policy
  • Law Technology & Development
  • Managing People in Public and Non-Profit Agencies
  • Managing Policy in a Global Context
  • Public International Law
  • Research Methods in Developing Countries