Food and Drug Law

The Food and Drug Law certificate program is designed to encourage LL.M. students to attain extensive knowledge in the regulation of products subject to the jurisdiction of the Food and Drug Administration, including food and dietary supplements, drugs, biologics, medical devices, cosmetics and tobacco. Our renowned full-time faculty teach a variety of courses in the food and drug law area and provide advice on the development of the curriculum. Our adjunct faculty, with years of practical and teaching experience, come to the Law Center from a variety of organizations, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health, non-governmental organizations, and private practice.

This certificate program is offered in conjunction with Georgetown's O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.

Requirements:

U.S.-trained students (with a J.D. degree from law schools in the U.S.)

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 10 "specialization credits" in courses listed under Certificate in Food and Drug Law in Curriculum Guide (see right-hand side of this page). 

As part of the 10 "specialization credits," students must successfully complete 1) Law and Regulation of Drugs, Devices and Biologics and 2) either Food and Drug Law or Food Law.

Students must earn a minimum grade point average of "B-" (2.67/4.00) in the courses that are counted toward the Food and Drug Law Certificate's specialization requirements.

Prerequisite: successful completion of a basic course in Administrative Law.

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.

Foreign-trained students (with their first degree in law from outside the U.S.)

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 10 "specialization credits" in courses listed under Certificate in Food and Drug Law in Curriculum Guide (see right-hand side of this page). 

As part of the 10 "specialization credits," students must successfully complete 1) Law and Regulation of Drugs, Devices and Biologics and 2) either Food and Drug Law or Food Law.

Students must enroll for Administrative Lawin the Fall Semester.

Students must earn a minimum grade point average of "B-" (2.67/4.00) in the courses that are counted toward the Food and Drug 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.