A highly-ranked program for a widely-needed legal field
Loyola's course offerings in health law are as diverse as the field itself. From health care financing to patient safety, from compliance to bioethics, from public health to fraud and abuse, JD students can jump-start their career in health law with over 60 course offerings. You'll complete coursework, a practical experience, and engage in extracurricular activities to increase your exposure to the field.
There are three requirements for the JD Certificate in Health Law: coursework; practical experience; and extracurricular activities.
To be eligible for the JD Certificate, you must complete at least 12 credits in the health law curriculum, including two required courses, and must receive a grade of B or better in each course.
After completion of all requirements, you must complete an application for the Certificate in Health Law. Submit your application to the Beazley Institute Assistant Director for approval, who will then submit the application to the Registrar.
For campus JD students:
- Health Law Business & Finance (Law 741)
- Health Law Patients and Populations (Law 710)
For Weekend JD students:
- Introduction to Health Law (Law 902)
- Introduction to Health Care Financing (Law 903)
- Access to Health Care
- Bioethics Law and Policy
- Corporate Transactions in Health Law
- Food and Drug Law
- Genetics Law and Policy
- Global Access to Medicine: A Patent Perspective
- Government Health Policy
- Health Care Compliance
- Health Care Litigation and Medical Malpractice
- Health Justice Lab
- Health Justice Project
- Interprofessional Writing and Communication for Health Care Equity
- Law and the Life Sciences
- Mental Health Law
- Risk Management, Patient Safety, and Quality
- Topics in Long Term Care
Each term, select online courses in health law are available and may be taken and applied toward the elective course requirement (900 level courses)
To earn the Health Law Certificate, you must complete a Health Law Externship, an approved clinical experience, or demonstrate experience in the field of health law. Clinical experiences and volunteer/employment experiences must be approved in advance.
You must participate in six or more health law activities or events. These include, but are not limited to: speakers, conferences, Health Law Society programs, or participating in the Annals of Health Law as senior editorial staff.
Note for Annals of Health Law Members: Participation as a member of the Annals will count as one extracurricular activity. Serving on the Executive Board or as a Senior Editor will count as one additional extracurricular activity.
Applying for your Certificate
After completion of all requirements, you must complete an application for the Certificate in Health Law. Submit your application to the Beazley Institute Associate Director for approval, who will then submit the application to the Registrar.