Master of Laws in Health Law
The fundamental objective of a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Health Law is to prepare lawyers for advanced health law counseling, litigation, and transactional work by offering sequences of courses taught by excellent academics and experienced practitioners. Widener Law faculty has a wide range of expertise across the expanse of health law, including particular strengths in pharmaceutical law, public health, and health care finance. Take a look at the health law course descriptions.

The Health Law LL.M. curriculum is designed to expose the graduate law student to the full range of legal, corporate, tax, bioethical, and regulatory issues encountered by a health lawyer. The student is expected to master the complex environment in which health care is delivered, the economic forces that shape such care, and the role of the lawyer in representing providers, insurers, patients, and consumers. The curriculum also creates sensitivity to ethical and policy issues that are interwoven with the legal issues of health care delivery.

Required Courses:
Health Law I
Health Law II
Health Care Finance
Health Law Advanced Research I
Health Law Advanced Research II

Degree Requirements:
In order to earn a Master of Laws in Health Law, you must complete 24 semester hours of coursework at the graduate level. 20 of the 24 credits needed for graduation must be in health law. The remaining 4 elective credits may be in an unrelated subject area such as family law. Through the electives, students can individualize their course of study.

Contact Information

Professor John G. Culhane
Phone: (302)-477-2107

Request information or contact the Graduate Programs office.