Certificate in Health Law

To receive a Certificate in Health Law, students must complete the following: the required courses (10 credits), at least three courses from the required electives, and at least 5 additional credits from the list of elective courses.  Students must also complete an externship or clinical experience related to Health Law, and their writing requirement must be satisfied with a topic in Health Law or Bioethics. Students must maintain an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 in all courses in the certificate program to complete the certificate requirements. Additionally, students must earn at least a grade of C+ in any individual course that is counted toward the certificate. The course requirements are listed in the Health Law Certificate Worksheet.


In addition, to successfully complete the certificate program, a student must complete the writing requirement for graduation on a topic in health law or bioethics as approved by the Faculty Advisor


Students must apply for admission to a Designated Faculty Advisor for the Health Law Certificate Program.  A student may apply for admission beginning with the registration period for the third semester of law school. However, no application may be made after the drop/add period in the students final semester.

Health Law Certificate Learning Outcomes

1.  Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the substantive and procedural law related to health care by completing the certificate course requirements, which track the Model Curriculum Guidance created by the American Health Lawyers Association;

2.  Students will demonstrate effective written communication by conducting comprehensive research on matters of health law and producing a substantial written work based on that research on a topic approved by the certificate advisory; and

3.  Students will demonstrate their ability to apply substantive health law concepts and provide legal advice in an experiential setting by completing a field placement (clinic/externship) in the area of health law.