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Why Loyola health law?

Loyola University Chicago’s Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy is a nationally recognized center that educates students, health care executives and professionals, academics, and the bar in the regulatory and corporate aspects of health law. In the classroom and via online study, through experiential learning, and with significant contributions to scholarship and policymaking, the Beazley Institute educates the health law leaders of tomorrow.

Degree Programs

We are pleased to offer a Certificate in Health Law for JD students, an MJ in Health Law, and an LLM in Health Law.  These programs are designed to make you practice ready in your career as a health care professional or health law attorney.

Comprehensive curriculum

Loyola’s health law curriculum includes more than 60 courses on topics including health care business and finance, payment systems, public health, fraud and abuse, risk management and patient safety, compliance, and bioethics. Courses focus on developing competencies in key areas of health law and policy, allowing students to easily identify their skill sets. Loyola uses state-of-the-art technology to offer innovative online study to students worldwide.

Meaningful clinical opportunities

The Health Justice Project is a medical-legal partnership clinic between Loyola’s School of Law, Legal Aid Chicago, and the Erie Family Health Center, which serves thousands of vulnerable patients annually. Students of law, social work, public health, and medicine enrolled in the clinic engage in interprofessional collaboration to identify and address the intertwined social and legal issues that negatively affect the health of low-income individuals. Learn more about our Health Justice Project.

Hands-on experience

Students can enhance their learning experience and boost their practical skills by completing an externship at an area hospital, agency, or association. The Chicago area is home to a vibrant health law and life sciences community, including some of the nation’s leading health care systems, industry associations, and pharmaceutical and life sciences companies.

Thinking upstream

Thinking upstream

Jenna Prochaska of Loyola’s Health Justice Project focuses on poverty law and health care access

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Taking on health-harming legal needs

Taking on health-harming legal needs

With second medical-legal partnership, Loyola continues breaking down barriers to health

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Interprofessional investigators

Interprofessional investigators

Lab course on race and health equity teaches interdisciplinary advocacy

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