LLM in Health Law Program

Our master of laws (LLM) degree in health law can provide the competitive edge needed to become an associate at a leading national law firm that specializes in health law, or to work in a hospital or large healthcare system in government or in the insurance or pharmaceutical industries.

The program, which can be completed on a full- or part-time basis, is designed to permit both junior and experienced lawyers to enhance their knowledge of health law and demonstrate their commitment to that field of practice.

To learn more about applying, call the Office of Admissions at 203-582-3400.

A Sampling of Courses

  • Bioethics and law
  • Disability law
  • Food and drug law
  • Health care antitrust
  • Health care business transactions
  • Hospital administration
  • Law and medicine
  • Advanced law and medicine
  • Managed health care
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Regulated industries
  • Workers compensation

Admissions + Requirements

Admission is limited to graduates of ABA-accredited law schools with strong records of academic achievement and/or of achievement in practice. Only a handful of students are admitted each year.

LLM candidates are required to complete 24 credits, at least 18 of which are earned in designated health law courses. Of those 18 credits, 3 are in a required advanced research/thesis course that culminates in the writing of a master's thesis of length and quality suitable for law review publication.

Six of the 24 credits may be earned in non-health law courses, subject to the approval of the program director. Students in the LLM program may not take courses that substantially duplicate those completed in their JD program studies. LLM candidates must maintain a 2.80 GPA.