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LLM Health Law, Policy and Bioethics

Application

To be eligible for admission, you must hold one of the following:


  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school in the U.S.
  • First degree in law from an educational institution in another country
  • A comparable academic degree


Documentation of all academic degrees and, where applicable, a license, is required.


You must also submit:


  • Application form
  • A personal statement
  • Two letters of reference written on official letterhead, each in a sealed envelope with the reference writer’s signature across the sealed envelope. Reference letters that are not appropriately signed and sealed are not acceptable. The official notarized English translation of any reference letter must be accompanied by the original reference letter in its native language.
  • All undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • A copy of your law license (if you hold one)
  • If English is your second language, your TOEFL (minimum score of 81 on the Internet-Based) or IELTS (minimum composite score of 6.5) score, or a “First Grade” score on the National Japanese English Proficiency STEP Exam, or your official transcript showing satisfactory completion of Intensive English Master Level 112 at any ELS Language Center, or your official transcript and/or graduation certificate of an earned baccalaureate or graduate degree from a college or university in a country designated as predominantly English-speaking.

If you are not a native English speaker, you will be required to take the English for Academic Purposes Test (EAP) during orientation.  This is a placement test to determine the number of English support courses you will be required to take during your studies, if any. Qualifying language scores must be less than two years old.

Click here for further information about the application process.

Application

To be eligible for admission, you must hold one of the following:


  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school in the U.S.
  • First degree in law from an educational institution in another country
  • A comparable academic degree


Documentation of all academic degrees and, where applicable, a license, is required.


You must also submit:


  • Application form
  • A personal statement
  • Two letters of reference written on official letterhead, each in a sealed envelope with the reference writer’s signature across the sealed envelope. Reference letters that are not appropriately signed and sealed are not acceptable. The official notarized English translation of any reference letter must be accompanied by the original reference letter in its native language.
  • All undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • A copy of your law license (if you hold one)
  • If English is your second language, your TOEFL (minimum score of 81 on the Internet-Based) or IELTS (minimum composite score of 6.5) score, or a “First Grade” score on the National Japanese English Proficiency STEP Exam, or your official transcript showing satisfactory completion of Intensive English Master Level 112 at any ELS Language Center, or your official transcript and/or graduation certificate of an earned baccalaureate or graduate degree from a college or university in a country designated as predominantly English-speaking.

If you are not a native English speaker, you will be required to take the English for Academic Purposes Test (EAP) during orientation.  This is a placement test to determine the number of English support courses you will be required to take during your studies, if any. Qualifying language scores must be less than two years old.

Click here for further information about the application process.

Curriculum

REQUIRED CORE COURSE (3 CREDITS)

  • Introduction to Health Law & Policy

ADVANCED HEALTH LAW COURSES (3 COURSES REQUIRED FOR MINIMUM 6 CREDITS)

  • Business and Legal Aspects of Health Care Organizations
  • Bioethics and Law
  • Health Care Quality and Safety
  • Law and Public Health

ELECTIVE HEALTH LAW COURSES (MINIMUM OF 3 CREDIT HOURS)

  • AIDS: The Ethical and Legal Issues
  • Antitrust and the Healthcare Industry
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Drug Innovations and Competition Law
  • Elder Law
  • ERISA Retirement Plans: Formation and Structure
  • Food and Drug Law
  • Health Care Fraud and Abuse Regulation
  • Health Care Reimbursement
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property of Pharmaceutical Products and Medical Devices
  • Issues in Death and Dying
  • Law of Medical Malpractice
  • Life Sciences Compliance Law
  • New Genetics: Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues
  • Neuroscience and the Law
  • Psychiatry and the Law
  • Seminar in Law and Medicine
  • Social Regulation of the Body and Its Processes
  • Seminar in Law and Medicine

Please visit our COURSE DESCRIPTIONS for a full listing of available courses.

Program

REQUIRED CORE COURSE (3 CREDITS)

  • Introduction to Health Law & Policy

ADVANCED HEALTH LAW COURSES (3 COURSES REQUIRED FOR MINIMUM 6 CREDITS)

  • Business and Legal Aspects of Health Care Organizations
  • Bioethics and Law
  • Health Care Quality and Safety
  • Law and Public Health

ELECTIVE HEALTH LAW COURSES (MINIMUM OF 3 CREDIT HOURS)

  • AIDS: The Ethical and Legal Issues
  • Antitrust and the Healthcare Industry
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Drug Innovations and Competition Law
  • Elder Law
  • ERISA Retirement Plans: Formation and Structure
  • Food and Drug Law
  • Health Care Fraud and Abuse Regulation
  • Health Care Reimbursement
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property of Pharmaceutical Products and Medical Devices
  • Issues in Death and Dying
  • Law of Medical Malpractice
  • Life Sciences Compliance Law
  • New Genetics: Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues
  • Neuroscience and the Law
  • Psychiatry and the Law
  • Seminar in Law and Medicine
  • Social Regulation of the Body and Its Processes
  • Seminar in Law and Medicine

Please visit our COURSE DESCRIPTIONS for a full listing of available courses.