CERTIFICATE IN HEALTH LAW
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
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.
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
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 (2L or 3L)
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
Intellectual Property Survey
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.
GRADE POINT REQUIREMENT
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
HOW TO ENROLL
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
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.