Health Law

Why Health Law?

The changing health care market has resulted in higher demand within the health care industry for qualified legal advice and representation. Health law is a dynamic field that deals with issues such as access to health care, medical malpractice, relationships between patients and providers, bioethics, biomedical research, the regulation of drugs and devices and public health matters. Attorneys with this legal background can work in a variety of capacities and can assist physicians, hospitals, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, insurers, employers and patients navigate health care laws and regulations.

JD with Health Law Concentration

  • Total required credits: 18
    • To attain this concentration, students must successfully complete all core courses and a sufficient number of credits from the approved electives to reach a minimum of 18 credits.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA): 2.2
    • The minimum cumulative GPA required to obtain the concentration will be based on an average of grades received in courses eligible for concentration credit.
  • Recognition: Certificate and transcript notation
  • Application Process: JD concentration applications must be submitted no later than the applicable deadline stated below. Concentration applications are evaluated after all grades for the graduation term are finalized and JD degrees are officially conferred. Applicants will be notified of the status of their concentration application via email once evaluations are complete.

    application deadlines

    Graduation Month

    Concentration Application Deadline


    April 1 of graduation year


    July 1 of graduation year


    November 1 of graduation year

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