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Health Law

Students seeking Health Law education in our M.J. program have the opportunity to draw on the resources of both the law school’s abundant and diverse health law offerings and the University’s strong health sciences educational programs. Our Health Law program is distinguished by its longstanding commitment to multidisciplinary teaching and successful collaboration with other university schools and departments.

Our Health Law curriculum for M.J. students provides specialized legal education in all facets of health law, including private health system organization and finance; public health law; global health and social justice; regulation of health care providers, researchers and entities; medical negligence; and the rights of patients and populations in the domestic, international and comparative contexts.

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

Student Profile A

M.J. student interested in or working for a government state agency regulating Medicaid, private health plans, or health care entities and providers.

Professional Goal:
Prepare for and seek promotion to higher level position.

Sample M.J. Curriculum:
Foundation Courses: 17 credits
Health Law Courses: 28 credits

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

Student Profile B

M.J. student working for biotechnology firm in lower level administrative position.

Professional Goal:
Move into a higher position involving technology transfer.

Sample M.J. Curriculum:
Foundation Courses: 17 credits
Health Law Courses: 28 credits

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

Student Profile C

M.J. student who completed a short stint as a volunteer health care worker in South Asia and has returned to the United States.

Professional Goal:
Work for an NGO or relief agency in South Asia or Africa in a paid position.

Sample M.J. Curriculum:
Foundation Courses: 17 credits
Health Law Courses: 28 credits

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

For addition detail and information on our Health Law offerings see our Center for Law in Science and Global Health.

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