Loyola Chicago offers online summer health law program

Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law is offering the first-ever online summer program in health law to JD students in 2014.

Students can choose from a variety of courses focusing on the legal, regulatory, political, ethical, and economic aspects of health care delivery. Specific course topics will include health care compliance, health care payment, insurance, life sciences, fraud and abuse, and a seminar on hot topics in health law.

“We are eager to expand our online health law program so that all JD students may take advantage of the many specialized courses that we offer through the convenience of distance learning,” said Larry Singer, director of the school’s Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy.    

The online courses will be held over 14-week terms with at least one accelerated option to allow JD students to complete the coursework in seven weeks. The convenient online format will provide students from anywhere in the world the opportunity to be part of Loyola’s health law course offerings.

The American Bar Association permits JD students to earn up to four online course credits per term and up to 12 online course credits during law school. Loyola will offer its JD students the opportunity to register for the new courses in March. Students enrolled at other law schools must seek the approval of their law school before registering.

Loyola offers the only online LL.M. in health law, and a Master of Jurisprudence degree for non-lawyers.