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Health Law Certificate


For more information about the Health Law Certificate, please contact Professor Amy Campbell.


Total Credits: 15

Doctrinal & Experiential Learning Requirements, plus Writing Requirement

Overall: 8 Credits Core.  7 Credits elective (which must include experiential and writing credit)

Core (Doctrinal)

a.     Health Law I: Quality and Access (3, tba*)

b.     Health Law II: Finance and Regulation (2, tba*)

c.     Administrative Law (3)

 *** It is recommended that students complete these three Core Course Requirements in the 2L year as they set a critical foundation on which to build enhanced learning and understanding of general or specified (i.e., focus area) areas of health law.  To accomplish this objective will require approval for reserving a set number (e.g., 15) of student slots for 2Ls in each. 


 *Must include:

d.     Health Law Writing Requirement (2-3)

 *  Fulfill through Health Law Seminar, Mental Health Law Seminar, or other Seminar with health law-related paper (upon approval of seminar faculty and Institute Director) OR successful completion of a law review note (with faculty mentor and Institute Director approval)

 e.    Experiential Learning (2-4)

 * Fulfill by taking health law-related clinic (TBA), doing health law-related Externship, or taking other health law-related skills course.  (This also meets the Law School’s Skills Requirement).



Health Law I (2L)

Health Law II (2L)

Administrative Law (2L/3L)


Health Law Seminar (3L)

Or other writing (3L)

Mental Health Law Seminar (2L or 3L)

Or other Writing (2L or 3L)

Experiential/Skills (3L)

Experiential/Skills (2L or 3L)


Other Electives


Bioethics & the Law

Elder Law Health Clinic

Externship, Health Law Placement

Food and Drug Law

Health Law Seminar

Health Policy Practicum

Mental Health Law Seminar

Public Health Law

White Collar Crime



Elder Law

Employee Benefits

Environmental Law

Intellectual Property Survey


Patent Law

Products Liability


Students must complete at least twenty-five hours of non-course work related to health law while enrolled in the Certificate program, of which no less than five hours of work can be completed per semester.  Permissible activities include pro bono work with the Health Law Section of the MBA and MALS with health law fairs, pro bono work for health organizations providing legal or policy service or education, and others in consultation with the Pro Bono Coordinator and the Health Law Institute Director.  Students in the program must keep a log of their activities in accordance with the Certificate program guidelines.

Students must also attend one meeting of students enrolled in the Certificate of Health Law program each semester. 


To satisfy the requirements of the Certificate in Health Law, each student must demonstrate a successful understanding of the fundamentals of health law by receiving a grade of at least a C and obtaining an overall GPA of at least 2.5 in the building-block courses of Torts I and Torts II, Constitutional Law, and Contracts. Students must receive at least a 3.0 GPA in all courses taken to satisfy the certificate.

To receive the certificate with honors, a student must complete the graded courses to satisfy the certificate with a GPA of 3.5 or higher and receive a grade of Excellent in at least two-thirds of the non-graded coursework taken to satisfy the certificate requirements.


Students in good academic standing may enroll for a Certificate in Health Law after completing one year of full-time law study (or thirty hours as a part-time student). A student may not enroll after the add deadline in the student's fourth semester of full-time study (or of the semester after a student has completed forty-five hours of study).

A student enrolls by submitting a completed enrollment form to the Health Law Institute Director.  In completing the form, the student must certify that he/she can satisfy the requirements of the certificate program and is committed to fulfilling its requirements. A student will be dropped from the program if he/she fails to meet the requirements. 

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