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LLM in Health Law

DePaul’s health law program has been a leader in the education of future generations of health law partners, policy makers and critical thinkers since its inception in 1984. The Mary and Michael Jaharis Health Law Institute is at the center of the program and offers students opportunities to participate in its work—from community and business related programming, to groundbreaking research and policy reform. Guided by outstanding full-time faculty and leading health law attorneys, the curriculum evolves as the field of health care law changes.

The Master of Laws program begins with an orientation that introduces graduate students to DePaul's faculty, staff, library, computer and research facilities.  Students who received legal training outside the United States also will participate in a special course introducing them to the Socratic teaching method, the differences between civil and common law systems, and the foundations of the U.S. legal system. 

To earn the LLM in Health Law, a student must complete 24 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.  A summer term is counted as a semester for this purpose. Students who complete 24 credit hours with a GPA below the 2.0 GPA required to earn the degree will not be permitted to continue taking classes to improve their GPA.  A student is automatically dismissed if he or she has a cumulative GPA below 2.0 for any three consecutive semesters. 

The LLM program may be completed on either a full- or part-time basis but it must be completed within five years.  With the exception of students admitted to and enrolled in the joint JD/LLM program, credits earned as part of the JD program do not count toward the LLM degree. No credit is given for law courses taken before a student is admitted to and enrolled in the LLM program.

Courses must be selected from the LLM in Health Law courses listed below. LLM students also may enroll in up to three designated courses in the Public Service Management Graduate Program.

Course Requirements

Required Courses

Choose one from the list below:

Additional Required Courses for International Lawyers



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