Health Law Track
Penn Law offers a Master in Law degree with a Health Law Track to provide students and professionals in healthcare and the health sciences, including physicians, nurses, regulators, researchers and many others with an in-depth understanding of health law and legal principles to help them navigate this complex and highly-regulated field.
The program’s specialized curriculum is geared to students and health professionals in a field increasingly defined by regulation and new service delivery models. Graduates of the program will develop legal knowledge and key analytical and critical thinking skills that will prepare them for careers in healthcare, as leaders of health practices and medical institutions, and so much more.
“Health law is one of the Law School’s areas of great strength, and we are delighted to be able to open our doors to the wider Penn community,” said former Penn Law Dean Michael A. Fitts. The Master in Law degree program is designed to satisfy a desire on the part of many health practitioners to deepen their understanding of how health reform is impacting utilization of medical services and driving profound changes in their profession.
The Master in Law program may be completed on a full-time (one year) or part-time basis. The curriculum grounds students first with a foundation in law and legal analysis and then allows them to develop deeply specialized knowledge through electives in health law and related areas.
Health Law Track Curriculum
The ML Health Law Track Foundational Courses Include:
- Introduction to U.S. Law and Legal Methods
- Introduction to Health Law and Policy
- Introduction to General Business Law
- Navigating the Regulatory State
Additional ML foundational courses which may be applied toward the ML degree:
Upper Level Law Courses Include:
- Drug Product Liability Litigation
- Regulation of Health Insurance Markets
- Pharmaceutical Regulation and Enforcement
- Public Health Law & Policy
- Mental Health Law
- Intellectual Property and Patent Law
- Privacy Law
- Other courses from our JD curriculum (CourseFinder)
Take a class with us.
Penn Law and the Master in Law program welcome you to explore our classes and the Master in Law degree by taking a course with us. For more information about taking individual classes at the Law School, please visit the Registrar’s website.