Health Law

The following practice area is relevant to students interested in health law and to students enrolled in the JD–MPH joint-degree program or pursuing a graduate certificate from the Milken Institute School of Public Health. The structure and delivery of health care has generated a wide range of legal concerns related to health care, including laws and regulations that govern the health care industry as a whole, health care providers, hospitals and health systems, health insurers, managed care companies, nursing and long-term care facilities, and home health care providers. Some of the recommended courses pertain specifically to the practice of health law; others, while not specific to health law, are important for a solid foundation in this area and an understanding of the needs of patients.


Foundation Courses

  • Food and Drug Law (6408)
  • Health Care Law (6410)
  • Health Care Law Seminar (6411)**
  • Law and Medicine (6617)

Related Courses

  • Evidence (6230)
  • Corporations (6250)
  • Employee Benefit Plans (6272)
  • Insurance (6298)
  • Federal Income Taxation (6300)
  • Trusts and Estates (6342)
  • Family Law (6348)
  • Family Law Seminar (6352)**
  • Elder Law (6353)
  • Administrative Law (6400)
  • Antitrust (6402)
  • Environmental and Toxic Torts (6449)
  • Law and Psychiatry (6614)
  • Genetics and the Law (6616)
  • Vaccine Injury Litigation Clinic (6626)
  • Health Rights Law Clinic (6631)
  • Client Interviewing and Counseling (6650)

**For 2019–2020, Health Care Law Seminars may include Fraud and Abuse, Traumatic Brain Injury, National Health Reform, and Public Health Law; Family Law Seminars may include Juvenile Justice.


Master of Studies in Law

A Master of Studies in Law (MSL), a degree designed for non-lawyers interested in law, can now be received with a concentration in Health Care.

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