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Certificate in Health Law

To earn a Certificate in Health Law, a student must complete the 86 credit hours required for the Juris Doctor and must satisfy all JD requirements. Within the coursework required for the JD degree, a student must complete 15 credit hours from the listed health law courses, including two required courses and at least three electives.

An applicant must earn a minimum GPA of 3.20 in the Certificate courses. If a student takes more than 15 hours of courses from the approved list, all grades earned in those courses will be factored into the minimum 3.20 GPA requirement for the Certificate. 

Previously taught courses, courses offered in other DePaul Colleges, and new courses and seminars that may be added to the curriculum may qualify for the Certificate with approval. ​

A student may apply for only one Certificate. 

For more information, contact the Certificate Directors for Health Law, Wendy Epstein and Kate Schostok.

Required Courses

Course Title Semester Hours
LAW 706HEALTH POLICY AND THE LAW3
LAW 727HEALTH CARE COMPLIANCE AND REGULATIONS3

Elective Courses

Course Title Semester Hours
Select at least three of the following:9
LAW 200
NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
LAW 206
SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND THE LAW
LAW 250
SENIOR RESEARCH SEMINAR (approved topic)
LAW 301
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LAW (approved topic)
LAW 328
DATA BREACH NOTIFICATION LAWS
LAW 335
PRIVACY LAW
LAW 402
ANTITRUST
LAW 417
LABOR LAW
LAW 436
JOURNAL OF HEALTH CARE LAW EDITORIAL BOARD
LAW 434
PUBLIC HEALTH LAW
LAW 455
LEGAL DRAFTING (Health Law)
LAW 462
INSURANCE LAW
LAW 508
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
LAW 524
EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM (approved placement)
LAW 702
ELDER LAW
LAW 707
RISK MANAGEMENT AND PATIENT SAFETY
LAW 712
THE PRACTICE OF HEALTH CARE LAW
LAW 713
HEALTH PRIVACY, CYBERSECURITY, AND IT LAW
LAW 714
BIOETHICS & THE LAW
LAW 716
DISABILITY LAW
LAW 718
HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS
LAW 719
HEALTH CARE: FRAUD AND ABUSE
LAW 720
ANTITRUST ISSUES IN HEALTH CARE
LAW 724
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE SURVEY
LAW 728
FOOD AND DRUG LAW
LAW 751
HEALTH LAW MOOT COURT

The DePaul Advantage

The Health Law program at DePaul University College of Law is one of only a dozen programs in the nation that is accredited by the Compliance Certification Board (CCB).

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