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Loyola University Chicago School of Law to Offer Online Health Law Courses to JD Students

The nationally recognized Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy at Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law will offer enrollment in its online health law courses to Juris Doctor (JD) students beginning in June 2014. This is the first-ever summer online session and will be open to any law student enrolled in a JD program in the US.

Students may choose from a variety of online 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.

Loyola’s Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy has collaborated with leading health care lawyers, industry professionals, and national health law experts to develop some of the most expansive and cutting-edge health law-related curricular offerings in the country.

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.

“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 Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy.

The American Bar Association now 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.

The Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy continues to offer the only online Master of Laws (LLM) in health law degree in the nation. Loyola’s Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) degree for non-lawyers provides professionals in the health care field a working knowledge of the legal, business, and policy forces affecting the industry.

For more information about the new JD health law courses, visit LUC.edu/summerhealthlawonline.

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