The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law now offers a Masters of Laws (LL.M.) specialization in Public Health Law and Policy. This specialization is available to highly qualified candidates in public and private sectors with their J.D. (or first degree in law from outside the U.S.) through the College’s LL.M program beginning in the 2012/2013 academic year.
This LL.M. specialization at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law seeks to develop future practitioners and leaders in multiple areas of public health law and policy theory and practice. The College of Law offer graduate law students a unique opportunity to formally study global and domestic law with preeminent faculty and a diverse, talented student body. Specifically, the Public Health Law and Policy Program (PHLPP), directed by Professor James G. Hodge, Jr., which focuses on regional, national, and international public health law projects, provides unique opportunities for graduate law students.
Core courses include law and policy classes focused on national and international health, public health, human rights, bioethics, international economics, and biotechnology. Additional coursework may delve into other areas of legal interest, including disabilities, environment, insurance, intellectual property, international trade, and patents. Significant opportunities for independent student research also exist through the PHLPP.
Students must take a total of 24 credit hours to earn the LL.M. degree. The concentration in Public Health Law and Policy denotes 6 credits of required classes; and provides for 9 credits of electives, for a total of 15 of the total 24 degree credits earned.
Public Health Law & Ethics (2 credits)
Seminar in Advanced Issues in Public Health Law (1 credit)
Health Law & Policy (3 credits)
Example Elective Courses