From protecting the rights of the disabled to litigating medical malpractice and fraud, health law addresses some of the greatest challenges in the modern legal system.

Program Overview

Our master of laws in health law program is ideal for lawyers at all stages of their careers who would like to build a specialized foundation in a legal field that intersects with a variety of areas. These include corporate and labor law, criminal law and administrative law. We’ll prepare you for leadership roles in government, pharmaceutical, insurance, nonprofit or health care organizations.

As regulations become more complex for businesses and nonprofits to navigate, there is a growing demand for lawyers who understand the different components of the health care system. You’ll examine topics such as food and drug law, workers’ compensation, bioethics and disability law. We offer the flexibility to complete the program either full time or part time, depending on your individual needs and professional schedule.

The technologically sophisticated and contemporary Lynne L. Pantalena Law Library is a valuable resource for accessing materials, including the most recent periodicals. You’ll also hone your persuasive writing and research skills during the thesis course, in which you’ll write a master's thesis suitable for law review publication. And you’ll have opportunities to write for the Health Law Journal, an entirely student-run publication that examines issues relating to topics such as forensic evidence, medical malpractice, and compliance with fraud and abuse laws.

Curriculum and Requirements

Admission is limited to graduates of ABA-accredited law schools who possess a strong record of academic achievement and/or of achievement in practice.

LLM candidates are required to complete 24 credits, at least 18 of which are earned in designated health law courses. Of those 18 credits, 3 are in a required advanced research/thesis course that culminates in the writing of a master's thesis of length and quality suitable for law review publication.

Six of the 24 credits may be earned in non-health law courses, subject to the approval of the program director. Students in the LLM program may not take courses that substantially duplicate those completed in their JD program studies. LLM candidates must maintain a 2.80 GPA.