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LLM in Health Law

As a practicing attorney, you know the need for learning and career development never stops. The Master of Laws (LLM) in Health Law program is designed for busy attorneys like yourself who wish to develop or enhance a special expertise in health law.

This 24-credit degree program can be completed on-campus or online. However you choose to complete the program, your courses will be led by NORTHAMPTON’s nationally recognized full-time and practitioner faculty. You’ll follow a course of study developed alongside leading health lawyers, industry professionals and legal experts. So you’ll learn the very latest legal, regulatory, political, ethical, and economic aspects of health care delivery.

Should you choose to focus in compliance, through our accredited program you will be eligible to receive a Certificate in Compliance, enabling you to sit for compliance industry examinations.

Upon graduation with an LLM in Health Law, you will possess the following knowledge, skills, and professional values:

You will be able to describe the various laws and regulations that impact the health care industry and understand the challenges and opportunities they pose for providers, suppliers, payors, patients, and industry partners.

You will be able to:
Communicate effectively and in a professional and credible manner about legal and regulatory issues impacting health care clients;
Demonstrate a mastery of transactional skills to respond in an effective manner to all types of health care clients; and
Demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully pass the Compliance Certification Board Certified Healthcare Compliance (CHC) certification exam (for students enrolled in the Compliance Certificate option) or other professional certifications.

You will be able to anticipate clients’ needs and assist them in developing tools and procedures for engaging in their health care business in full compliance with the law and in keeping with organizational goals and values. You will also be able to advocate for the changes necessary to advance social justice and equity in the health care system.



You can complete the online LLM in Health Law degree in two years as a part-time student. The online program begins three times each year in the fall, spring, and summer and offers ultimate flexibility for busy attorneys.



Introduction to Health Law and Policy
Health Care Business and Finance
LLM Thesis Project, Term 1
LLM Thesis Project, Term 2


Administrative Law and Health Care Regulation
Advanced Health Care Compliance
Applied Learning Simulation
Clinical Research Compliance
Compliance Seminar Series
Compliance Training Methods
Conducting Internal Investigations
Compliance Training Methods
Corporate Health Care Transactions
Drafting Policies and Procedures
Enterprise Risk Management
European Union Privacy Law
Food and Drug Law
Fraud and Abuse-Stark Intensive
Global Compliance
Health Care Compliance
Health Care Payment and Policy
Health Care Privacy and Security
Health Insurance and Health Care Regulation
Health Law Seminar Series
Human Subjects Protection
Law and Bioethics
Leadership and Management Seminar Series
Legal Issues in eHealth
Liability and Dispute Resolution in Health Care
Medical Record Billing and Coding
Physician Regulation and Practice Management
Privacy Breach Incident Management & Reporting
Privacy Program Management
Public Health and the Law
Risk Management, Patient Safety and Quality


In addition to the required curriculum for the online LLM in Health Law, you are required to travel to NORTHAMPTON’s campus at least twice during your program for Education Immersion Weekends (EIWs). Though you are encouraged to attend as many EIW sessions as you would like at any time in the program, you should plan to attend one EIW in your first or second term of the program to participate in orientation sessions. The second EIW or on-campus event can be scheduled at a time that is convenient for you (for example, to attend a symposium event or to participate in commencement). EIWs offer programming to reinforce learning objectives, provide a venue for networking, and foster communication among students, alumni, and faculty.


Our on-campus program accepts students every fall and can be completed in one academic year as a full-time student or two or more years as a part-time student. This cohort model allows for mentoring from faculty and supportive relationships with fellow students.


Health Care Business and Finance
Introduction to Health Law
Health Law LLM Thesis Project Term 1
Health Law LLM Thesis Project Term 2
Additionally, full-time students must complete a health law externship. Placement is done through the Beazley Institute’s externship program.


Access to Health Care
Bioethics, Law & Policy
Corporate Transactions in Health Care
Food and Drug Law
Government Health Policy
Health Care Compliance
Health Care Litigation and Medical Malpractice
Health Care Payment and Policy
Law and the Life Sciences
Mental Health Law
Risk Management, Patient Safety and Quality
Topics in Long Term Care
In addition, with approval campus students may take courses offered in the online curriculum.


You may also consider pursuing a certificate in compliance studies. By earning the certificate, you are qualified to sit for compliance certification examinations.

Degree Requirements

To earn an LLM in Health Law degree, you must complete 24 credit hours of coursework, including a thesis project. If you enroll in the online program, you must attend two Education Immersion Weekends at NORTHAMPTON’s campus. 



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