Health Law and Policy, Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Health Law and Policy, open to all JD students, gives students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and develop their expertise in the field of health law and policy.  

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Required LAW Courses

LAW 7335Health Law3
In addition, complete one of the following:3-6
Bioethics and the Law
Current Issues in Health Law and Policy
Disability Law
Domestic Violence Clinic
Drug Law and Policy
Economic Perspectives on Health Policy
Employment Law Safety Health
Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Law
Human Rights, IP, and Access to Medicines
Law and Biotechnology
Problems in Public Health Law
Public Health Legal Clinic
Reproductive and Sexual Rights and Health

Required Non-LAW Courses

Complete at least two courses totaling at least 6 credits from the following:6-8
Management Issues in Healthcare Information Technology
Theoretical Foundations in Personal Health Informatics
Public Health Surveillance and Informatics
Health Organization Management
Race, Ethnicity, and Health in the United States
Public Health Administration and Policy
Environmental Health
Health Advocacy
Strategic Management and Leadership in Healthcare
Global Health
Evaluating Healthcare Quality
Project Management in Public Health
Budget Principles in Public Health
Grant Writing in Public Health
Community-Based Participatory Research: Environmental Health
Principles and History of Urban Health
Society, Behavior, and Health
Urban Community Health Assessment
Social Epidemiology
Health Policy and Politics
Sociology of Health and Illness
Environment, Health, and Society
Social Movements in Health
Strategic Management for Healthcare Organizations

Additional Requirements

Co-op Requirement:  Students must complete at least one co-op related to the certificate topic.

Writing Requirement:  Students must complete a piece of substantial writing that meets the requirements of the JD upper-level rigorous writing requirement and that has a clear connection to the certificate topic.

For additional information on requirements associated with this certificate, please consult the JD program's Student Information Handbook.

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

12 total credit hours required, including at least 6 credits of LAW courses and at least 6 credits of non-LAW courses.

Students must receive a passing grade in all courses and satisfactorily complete all other requirements.