Loyola University Chicago

Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy

School of Law

Why Loyola Health Law?

‌Established in 1984, Loyola’s Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy has evolved into a nationally recognized center dedicated to the education of health law leaders and policymakers, and to the study and furtherance of the field. The Beazley Institute boasts a diverse health law student population across four graduate degree programs for attorneys and health care professionals, a certificate for students enrolled in Loyola’s JD degree program, and educational non-degree programs. Loyola offers two master’s level degrees in health law to students around the globe through a truly innovative online platform.‌

The health law curriculum, comprised of over 60 courses on-campus and online, covers an array of topics, including health care business and financing, payment systems, public health, fraud and abuse, risk management and patient safety, compliance, and bioethics. Each course was designed with the help of a team of leading health care lawyers and professionals to incorporate practical skills. Courses focus on developing competencies in key areas of health law and policy, allowing students to easily identify their skill sets. Additionally, students can enhance their learning experience outside the classroom by completing an externship at a hospital, government agency, or trade association.

To enhance learning outside the classroom, the Beazley Institute oversees a number of health law events and initiatives. Campus-based students can participate in the Health Justice Project, a medical-legal partnership clinic representing patients with legal issues in the areas of public benefits, housing, income assistance, insurance, and education. Each year, Loyola hosts the L. Edward Bryant, Jr. National Health Law Transactional Competition, where teams of law students from across the country gather to test their transactional lawyering skills. The Beazley Institute continues to focus on issues of access to health care, sponsoring an Annual Symposium on Health Law & Policy each fall and sponsoring an access field study each spring. Online students participate in Education Immersion Weekends, where students workshop thesis projects and participate in live presentations by faculty and other national experts in health law.

With over 1,200 alumni worldwide and consistent recognition as one of the nation’s top health law programs, Loyola’s Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy truly educates the health law leaders of tomorrow.