Distinguish Yourself as a Leader in Health Law

By layering on a health law concentration, you can magnify the impact of your J.D. from Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad College of Law. A concentration in health law gives you a deeper knowledge of this complex, highly relevant legal arena, a greater ability to be of service, and a strategic advantage in the marketplace. Your concentration integrates invaluable practical experience into the coursework and identifies you as an emerging expert in this field.

Your NSU Law transcript will carry this designation for life, and your work will be recognized at graduation.

How the Health Law Concentration Works

This curriculum offers a diverse and dynamic learning experience for students who plan to become health law practitioners and policymakers.

Complete requirements listed below for core curriculum.
Complete 16 credit hours of courses in the secondary curriculum.
Earn a grade of “C” or higher (or a “pass” for courses graded P/F or P/D/F) in each course that counts toward the concentration.
Required Courses (You must successfully complete each of the following courses)
Credits
LAW 0695
Administrative Law (on campus) (LAW 0695 / Credits: 3 )
3
or ( )
LAW 0690
Administrative Law (online) (LAW 0690 / Credits: 3 )
3
LAW 0997
Health Care Organizations, Regulations, and Access (LAW 0997 / Credits: 3 )
3
or ( )
LAW 4677
Health Policy and Bioethics (LAW 4677 / Credits: 3 )
3
You must earn 16 credit hours, including the two required courses above and any other courses you choose to take from this list. Completion of one of the clinics listed below can count for up to three classroom credit hours. If you successfully complete one of those clinics, however, you also must successfully complete at least three additional courses from this list to satisfy the concentration requirements. Only one clinic experience may count toward concentration requirements. ( )
Courses
Credits
LAW 0021
Adults with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Clinics (5-12 Credits, 3 of which can count toward the concentration) (LAW 0021 / Credits: 3 )
3
LAW 0897
Bioethics Seminar (LAW 0897 / Credits: 2 )
2
LAW 1051
Charitable Organizations Workshop (LAW 1051 / Credits: 2 )
2
LAW 0826
Civil Field Placement Clinic with a health law placement, as approved by an NSU health law faculty member (6-12 Credits, 3 of which can count toward the concentration) (LAW 0826 / Credits: 2 )
2
LAW 0796
Current Constitutional Issues Seminar, only if the paper addresses health law to a significant extent, as approved by an NSU health law faculty member (LAW 0796 / Credits: 2 )
2
LAW 0095/0096
Disability Law (LAW 0095/0096 / Credits: 3 )
3
LAW 0844
Dispute Resolution Clinic (8 credits, 3 of which can count toward the concentration), if experience in the course involves significant health law issues, as approved by an NSU health law faculty member (LAW 0844 / Credits: 8 )
8
LAW 0737
Elder Law Seminar, if the paper addresses health law to a significant extent, as approved by an NSU health law faculty member (LAW 0737 / Credits: 2 )
2
LAW 0725
Estate Planning Workshop, if student coordinates with the course professor and a health law faculty member to ensure significant coverage of health law issues (LAW 0725 / Credits: 3 )
3
LAW 4682
Health Care Compliance (LAW 4682 / Credits: 3 )
3
LAW 0997
Health Care Organizations, Regulations & Access (ONLY if not used to satisfy the requirement above) (LAW 0997 / Credits: 3 )
3
LAW 1044
Health Law Workshop (LAW 1044 / Credits: 3 )
3
LAW 4677
Health Policy and Bioethics (ONLY if not used to satisfy the requirement above) (LAW 4677 / Credits: 3 )
3
LAW 0830
Insurance (LAW 0830 / Credits: 3 )
3
LAW 0895
Law and Medicine Seminar (LAW 0895 / Credits: 2 )
2
LAW XXXX
Law of E-Health Care (LAW XXXX / Credits: 3 )
3
LAW 0873
Medical Malpractice (LAW 0873 / Credits: 2 )
2
LAW 0896
Mental Health Law (LAW 0896 / Credits: 3 )
3
LAW 1812
Moot Court Travel Team (or LAW 1814 Moot Court Travel Team & Brief) - variable credits. Only applicable if the problem addresses health law issues (LAW 1812 )
LAW 0679
Nonprofit Organizations (LAW 0679 / Credits: 3 )
3
LAW 0820
Products Liability (LAW 0820 / Credits: 3 )
3
LAW 0809
Supervised Research and Writing (on a health law topic approved by an NSU faculty member) (LAW 0809 / Credits: 2 )
2
LAW 0814
Supervised Research and Writing (on a health law topic approved by an NSU faculty member) (LAW 0814 / Credits: 1 )
1
LAW 0520
Workers Compensation (LAW 0520 / Credits: 3 )
3
Other Curricular Opportunities ( )
- A health law course offered in a Summer Abroad Program sponsored by NSU Law (only if prior approval is received by an NS health law faculty member) ( )
- Other health law courses added to the NSU Law curriculum and approved by the health law faculty ( )
- A course covering health law offered at a graduate level at another school within NSU, as approved by both a health law faculty member and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs (the former for health law substance and the latter for receipt of law school credit) ( )
Writing Credits
You must complete at least two concentration credits in a writing-based course or activity focused on a health law topic. Credits earned for this writing component will be counted toward the requirements for the concentration. Each of the writing-based courses counting toward the concentration must be completed under the direction of a health law faculty member but need not be graded by them. Such direction shall include, at a minimum, prior and final approval of the subject matter. ( )
Writing-based courses or activities include: ( )
- Papers satisfying the College of Law upper-class writing requirement involving a health law topic ( )
- Independent supervised research projects involving a health law topic ( )
- Moot court briefs or transactional competition memoranda involving a health law topic ( )
- Other special writing projects involving a health law topic ( )
Service Requirement
In addition to the requirements described above, you must complete a 20-hour service requirement. This may be fulfilled in a variety of ways including, but not limited to, active participation in the activities of PULSE!, the Health Law Students Society, pro bono legal work, or volunteer work for the health law or elder law sections of the Florida Bar. ( )
Please consult with a health law faculty member or Jennifer Gordon: jgordon@nova.edu for pro bono and service opportunities. ( )
Form Requirement
During your final semester, you must submit a Health Law Completion Form to the faculty coordinator(s) of the concentration for signature. You must turn in the form by the last day of finals for a notation to be included on your official transcript. The faculty coordinator(s) of the concentration may change from year to year, so make sure to confirm this detail with Student Services. ( )

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