Law students may demonstrate to employers that they are prepared to practice health law and lead in the administration financing, organization policy-making and delivery of health care by earning a health law & policy certificate (HLP).
The HLP certificate not only prepares students to practice law in areas such as health care administration, organization, financing, public interest advocacy and public health, but also allows students to take advantage of the wealth of resources and courses related to health and health care in the Law School and throughout the University of Colorado system. Colorado Law surveyed health law employers and heard from them that the HLP certificate will move law graduate resumes to the top of the applicant pile.
For more information, contact the program director.
To qualify for the HLP certificate, a student must earn 92 credit hours—three more than required for a regular JD degree—and at least 20 credit hours must be earned in courses approved in the health law and policy curriculum. Students awarded the health law & policy certificate will carry the notation of their concentration on their Law School transcripts. Moreover, students may earn the "Certificate With Honors" notation by earning a cumulative average grade of at least A- in the designated courses.
A full list of the designated courses and HLP certificate requirements may be found in Law School Rules.
|Mandatory Core Courses||9|
|Health Law and Policy: Access, Cost, Quality, Choice|
|Health Law 2: Medical Malpractice and Quality Regulation|
|Bioethics and Law|
|Corporate Transactions in Health Law|
|Seminar: Comparative Constitutional Law|
|Mandatory Writing Course||2-3|
|Legislative and Policy Drafting|
|Writing in the Regulatory State|
|Advanced Legal Writing|
|Advanced Legal Research and Writing for Practice|
|Mergers, Acquisitions and Reorganizations|
|Agency, Partnership, and the LLC|
|Survey of Business Enterprise Tax|
|Immigration and Citizenship Law|
|Seminar: Class and Law|
|Seminar: Law and Politics Colloquium: Race in America|
|Law and Neuroscience|
|Refugee and Asylum Law|
|Seminar: Food Law and Policy|
|Seminar: Advanced Information Privacy|
|International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law|
|Seminar: Comparative Public Health Law and Ethics|
|Alternative Dispute Resolution|
|Social Disparities in Health|
Additional elective course options 1
|Capstone Course(s) 2||4|
|Poverty, Health and Law 1|
|Legal Aid Civil Practice 1 3|
|Total Credit Hours||20|
Additional courses of ANTH 5290, HSMP 6604, ANTH 5300, HBSC 6320, HBSC 7120, HSMP 6606, ANTH 5014 and ANTH 5080 available through Colorado School of Public Health or Health and Behavioral Sciences at CU Denver.
At least 4 credits, approvals required.
Note that Civil Practice Clinic is a year-long course.