Health and Biomedical Law

2018-2019 Concentration Courses and Scheduling Notes

 

A. Core Courses

Students must take the following two required courses, totaling six (6) credits.
Health Law 3 credits
Biomedical Law and Public Policy 3 credits

B. Elective Courses

Health and Biomedical Law Concentration students must take courses totaling fourteen (14) elective credits, in addition to the two (2) required courses totaling six (6) credits.
Elective credits for the Health and Biomedical Law Concentration are divided into two Tiers, with Tier 1 containing courses where health or biomedical law is a central theme and Tier 2 containing courses where health or biomedical law is less predominant.  Many students are likely to take several of the qualifying Tier 2 courses regardless of concentration.
In choosing their electives, concentrators must take at least three (3) courses from Tier 1. A student's remaining elective courses may be taken from courses listed in either Tier 1 or Tier 2. No more than nine (9) credits of course work from courses in Tier 2 may count toward the concentration electives. Limitations on the number of courses permissible from course categories in Tiers 1 and 2 are noted below.

Tier 1 - Health Electives

Minimum of three (3) courses. No maximum.
 Advanced Health Law & Policy 3 credits
Affordable Care Act  3 credits
Assisted Reproductive Technology Law (not offered 2018-2019) 2 credits
Children and Disability Law 3 credits
Directed Study in Health Law 2 credits
FDA - Drug & Device Compliance 2 credits
Food Law: Business Client 2 credits
Health and Biomedical Law Thesis 2 credits
Health Law Clinic 5 credits
Externships Relating to Health Law up to 4 credits
Journal of Health & Biomedical Law 2 credits
Medical Malpractice 2 credits
Medicare and Medicaid Law and Policy (not offered 2018-2019) 2 credits
Mental Health and Disability Law (Galway) 1 credit
Mental Health Issues in Civil and Criminal Law 3 credits
National Health Law Moot Court Team 2 credits
Pharmaceutical Law and Policy 3 credits
Privacy Law * (not offered 2018-2019) 2 credits
* Offered every other year.

Tier 2 - Other Electives

No more than nine (9) credits from Tier 2 may count as Concentration electives.

General Electives

Administrative Law 3 credits
Antitrust 3 credits
Basic Income Tax 4 credits
Business Entity Fundamentals 4 credits
Compliance Practice Sem 2 credits
ERISA and Retirement Plans 2 credits
Insurance Law 2 credits

Alternative Dispute Resolution Electives

(only one (1) of the following courses may count toward the Concentration)
Arbitration of Domestic and International Disputes * 3 credits
Mediation 3 credits
Negotiation 3 credits
Negotiation and Mediation Issues Seminar 4 credits

Labor Law Electives

(only one (1) of the following courses may count toward the Concentration)
Employment Discrimination Law  3 credits
Employment Law 3 credits
Intellectual Property and Licensing 2 credits
Labor Law 3 credits

Intellectual Property Electives

(only two (2) of the following courses may count toward the Concentration)
Biotech Patent Law * 2 credits
Intellectual Property Survey 3 credits
Patent Law 3 credits
Patent Litigation Practice 2 credits
Patent Prosecution: Drafting 2 credits

Estates and Wills Electives

(only one (1) of the following courses may count toward the Concentration)
Trusts and Estates 4 credits