Loyola’s health law program ranked #2 in nation

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Loyola University Chicago #2 in the country in health care law according to the publication’s 2020 specialty rankings released on March 12, 2019. Established in 1984, Loyola’s acclaimed Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy has long been recognized for its robust curriculum, program depth, practical focus, and exceptional preparation for practice.  Program areas of focus include corporate and transactional health law, life sciences law, bioethics, health policy and public health, access to care, and compliance.

“There are several components to having a well-regarded health law program,” said Larry Singer, associate dean of online learning and director of the Beazley Institute for Health law and Policy. “We have a terrific school, accomplished faculty scholars, a well-rounded curriculum, a very strong alumni network—and we produce graduates who are able to hit the ground running.”

Innovative curriculum

Loyola offers more than 20 campus-based courses and an additional 40 online courses. The program’s wide range of externship opportunities with top organizations, along with its exceptional faculty that includes practitioners in diverse areas of health law, has made Loyola a top choice for students seeking careers in the health care arena.

Loyola offers two online health law degree programs:  a Master of Laws (LLM) in Health Law and a Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) in Health Law. An online Certificate in Privacy Law, and JD Certificates in Health Law and Compliance are also offered.

Practical training

Students edit the Annals of Health Law and Life Sciences and its sister publication, Advance Directive, as well as the Journal of Regulatory Compliance. Annual signature conferences and events include the Beazley Institute for Health Care and Policy Symposium, the Center for Compliance Studies Symposium, and the Wiet Life Science Law Scholars Conference. Students may also participate in the L. Edward Bryant National Transactional Health Law Competition, a one-of-a-kind transactional law moot court competition, which attracts more than 20 schools from across the country to compete at Loyola. Loyola’s award-winning Health Justice Project, a medical-legal partnership with Erie Family Health Center, serves clients in need and offers students the opportunity to gain live-client experience.

“Loyola’s dominance in health law is really striking,” said Singer. “Our graduates are landing great jobs, occupying prestigious positions in law firms, government and policy centers, and health care-related companies across the country—we’re proud to be recognized for fulfilling our mission:  educating the health law leaders of tomorrow.”

In U.S. News & World Report’s specialty rankings, Loyola’s Weekend JD program remains one of the top part-time programs in the country at #15; Loyola is also ranked #15 in Trial Advocacy.