Food and Drug Law
Starting in Fall 2014, Georgetown University Law Center will offer a new Certificate in Food and Drug Law. This 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.
For U.S.-trained students, successful completion of a basic course in Administrative Law is a prerequisite to commencing work on this Certificate. Foreign-trained students desiring to complete the Certificate must enroll for Administrative Law during the Fall Semester.
Candidates must successfully complete a minimum of 10 credits ("specialization credits") in courses listed under Certificate in Food and Drug Law in the course schedule or Curriculum Guide.
Among these 10 specialization credits, candidates must successfully complete either the course Food and Drug Law (Page), or Law and Regulation of Drugs, Devices and Biologics (Kingham) and Food Law (Heinzerling).
A cumulative minimum grade point average of "B-" must be attained 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.