Health Law Certificate, Law (JD)

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To earn a Certificate in Health Law, a student must complete the 86 credit hours required for the Juris Doctor and must satisfy all JD requirements. Within the coursework required for the JD degree, a student must complete 15 credit hours from the listed health law courses, including two required courses and at least three electives.

An applicant must earn a minimum GPA of 3.20 in the Certificate courses. If a student takes more than 15 hours of courses from the approved list, all grades earned in those courses will be factored into the minimum 3.20 GPA requirement for the Certificate. 

Previously taught courses, courses offered in other DePaul Colleges, and new courses and seminars that may be added to the curriculum may qualify for the Certificate with approval. ​

A student may apply for only one Certificate. 

For more information, contact the Certificate Directors for Health Law, Wendy Epstein and Kate Schostok.

Required Courses

Course Title Semester Hours
LAW 706HEALTH POLICY AND THE LAW3
LAW 727HEALTH CARE COMPLIANCE AND REGULATIONS3

Elective Courses

Course Title Semester Hours
Select at least three of the following:9
NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND THE LAW
SENIOR RESEARCH SEMINAR (approved topic)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LAW (approved topic)
DATA BREACH NOTIFICATION LAWS
PRIVACY LAW
ANTITRUST
LABOR LAW
JOURNAL OF HEALTH CARE LAW EDITORIAL BOARD
PUBLIC HEALTH LAW
LEGAL DRAFTING (Health Law)
INSURANCE LAW
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM (approved placement)
ELDER LAW
RISK MANAGEMENT AND PATIENT SAFETY
THE PRACTICE OF HEALTH CARE LAW
HEALTH PRIVACY, CYBERSECURITY, AND IT LAW
BIOETHICS & THE LAW
DISABILITY LAW
HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS
HEALTH CARE: FRAUD AND ABUSE
ANTITRUST ISSUES IN HEALTH CARE
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE SURVEY
FOOD AND DRUG LAW
HEALTH LAW MOOT COURT