U.S. Health Law

Georgetown University Law Center offers a 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.

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


Students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 "specialization credits" in courses listed under Certificate in U.S. Health Law in the Curriculum Guide (see right-hand side of this page).

As part of the 12 "specialization credits," students must successfully complete the following:

Note: Students may waive the Access to Health Care and Coverage course requirement with special approval from their academic advisor.

Students must earn a minimum grade point average of "B-" (2.67/4.00) 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.

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