U.S. Health Law
Starting in Fall 2014, Georgetown University Law Center will offer a new Certificate in the increasingly important field of U.S. Health Law. This Certificate program is designed to provide students a comprehensive knowledge of health care law and regulation in the U.S., including U.S. public health programs and regulations, health care access and financing; and the myriad changes to the private insurance market and Medicaid that are being made as of 2014 through the Affordable Care Act. Our renowned full-time faculty members teach a variety of courses in U.S. health law and provide advice on the development of the curriculum. Adjunct faculty, all leading experts in domestic health law and policy, draw on their wealth of practical experience to equip our students with the skills to practice in this growing field.
The Certificate in U.S. Health Law may be completed as a stand-alone program or in conjunction with an LL.M. in Global Health Law or the General LL.M. degree program.
Candidates must successfully complete a minimum of 12 credits ("specialization credits") in courses listed under Certificate in U.S. Health Law in the course schedule or Curriculum Guide. Among these 12 specialization credits, candidates must successfully complete the following:
- Access to Health Care and Coverage: Law and Policy
- Health Law and Regulation
- Private Health Insurance and the Affordable Care Act
A cumulative minimum grade point average of "B-" must be attained in the courses that are counted toward the U.S. Health Law Certificate's specialization requirements.
Credits completed for this Certificate will also count toward the total number of credits required for the General LL.M. and as specialization credits for the LL.M. in Global Health Law.
Students may not register for more than one Certificate program.