Loyola University Chicago

Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy

School of Law

Online Curriculum

Overview
The Online LLM in Health Law degree is a 24-credit program that can be completed on a  full-time basis in one calendar year or a part-time basis in two calendar years.  All students must complete 16 required credits, including a 3-credit master's thesis, and 8 elective credits in order to receive the LLM degree.

Students should take the Introduction to Health Law and Policy course during the first term in the program and should take the LLM Thesis Project in the final term of the program. Students are also required to come to Loyola's Chicago campus twice during their tenure in the program for Education Immersion Weekends. (Exceptions to this requirement will be made for foreign-based students.)

LLM students can choose to start the program in the Fall term (starting in early September), Spring term (starting in early January) or Summer term (starting in early May) and must remain enrolled all year round, including summer terms.        

Required Courses (credit hours)
LLM students must take these required courses, totaling 13 credits:

Introduction to Health Law and Policy (3) 
Administrative Law and Regulation (3)
Health Care Business and Finance (2)
Health Care Payment and Policy (2) 
LLM Thesis Project (3)

Core Courses
All LLM students must complete one of the following, totaling 3 credits:

Corporate Health Care Transactions (3) 
Life Sciences, Research, and the FDA (3)

Electives
LLM students may take their remaining credits from any of the following:

Advanced FDA Law (2) (Spring 2016)
Advanced Health Care Compliance (2) (Fall 2015)
Advanced Privacy Compliance (1) (Fall 2015)
Conducting Internal Investigations (2) (Summer 2016)
Drafting Policies and Procedures (1) (Spring 2016)
Enterprise Risk Management (2) (Spring 2016)
Fraud and Abuse-Stark Intensive (3)
Global Compliance (2) (Summer 2016)
Health Care Compliance (2)
Health Care Regulation and Policy (2)
Health Law Seminar Series (1) 
Health Insurance and Health Care Regulation (2)
Human Subjects Protection (2) (Fall 2016)
Law and Bioethics (2) 
Liability and Dispute Resolution in Health Care (2) 
Legal Issues in eHealth (2) 
Medical Record Billing and Coding (2)
Physician Regulation and Practice Management (2)
Public Health and the Law (2)
Risk Management, Patient Safety and Quality (2) 

Students should consult the Online Course Schedule and law school registration page for a full list of course offerings each term.  (Dates in parentheses indicate the anticipated first term in which the course will be available).

Compliance Curriculum and Campus Courses
Students enrolled in the LLM in Health Law degree program may pursue a certificate of concentration in compliance studies. Students who focus their studies in compliance and meet the minimum requirements are eligible to earn a designation highlighting their expertise in compliance and qualifying them to sit for compliance certification examinations.  Campus students wishing to pursue this concentration may take compliance courses online with permission from their advisor.  For more details about Loyola’s compliance program, click here.    

Online LLM students may take campus 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 campus health law courses is available here

Educational Immersion Weekends

In order to reinforce online learning objectives and foster communication between students and faculty, all online LLM students are required to come to Loyola's Chicago campus twice during their tenure in the program for an Education Immersion Weekend (EIW). During the EIW, held in May, August, and November of each year, students gather in person to workshop their thesis topics and present finished theses to faculty committees, attend campus events with national legal experts, participate in graduation celebrations, and generally socialize with students, faculty and alumni. Detailed information about EIWs can be found here.

Curriculum Advising 
For curriculum and course schedule advising, current students may contact Megan Bess.