Health Law Certificate Program (Delaware)
Director: Prof. John G. Culhane

The Health Law Certificate Program offers JD students the opportunity to develop expertise in the specialty of health law through a large selection of courses and extracurricular activities. Many past graduates of Widener now practice health law in hospitals, insurance companies, law firms and government agencies. A specialization in health law can provide the graduate with an edge in a competitive legal job market.

Admission Requirement
Students must submit an application to the Registrar’s Office by no later than the drop/add period of their final semester. To be awarded a Health Law Certificate, a student must have an overall cumulative average of 2.8 and a 2.8 cumulative average in all concentration courses.

Required Courses
To be awarded a Health Law Certificate, students must take the following courses:
  • Health Law I
  • Health Law II: Regulating the Health Care Industry
Elective Courses
Take at least two (2) of the following courses:
  • Bioethics and the Law
  • Clinical Program or Externship*
  • Externship
  • Health Care Finance
  • Health Law: Regulating Fraud
  • Public Health Law

  • *Requires approval by the Director of the Health Law Institute or the Executive Director of the Institutes
If only two of the elective courses listed above are taken, the student must take at least one additional health law elective.

Writing Requirement
Students must complete a scholarly research paper on a subject related to Health Law in a
Contact Information
Director:
Professor John G. Culhane
Phone: 302-477-2107
Email: jgculhane@widener.edu