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Loyola University Chicago School of Law Offers Online JD Health Law Courses
Nationally Ranked Program Will Expand Online Offerings to JD Students Beginning June 2014
CHICAGO, November 26, 2013 – 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.
About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with nearly 16,000 students. More than 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The University features 10 schools and colleges, including the Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and GraduateSchool. Consistently ranked a top national university by U.S.News & World Report, Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago or @LoyolaNewsroom.
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