In the past five years, thousands of new laws have reshaped the health care compliance landscape. Lawyers who understand the new language of health law are key players in representing hospitals, corporations and the millions of individuals encountering legal issues. If you’re planning to specialize your legal practice, no other area of law offers more opportunity.

Health care reforms will continue to fuel growth in health law disciplines as organizations employ more specialists to help proactively avoid legal problems.

Why Choose Hofstra Law for Your Online LL.M.
in Health Law and Policy?

We pioneered fully integrating clinical education into a traditional law school curriculum. Now, we’re building on our tradition of innovation by bringing our program online. Our online health law programs are designed with flexibility for working professionals without compromising the intellectually rigorous learning experience.

Access coursework from anywhere you have an internet connection. Take a closer look at what the online learning experience is like with us:

Flexible
Coursework is 100% online
— no campus visits.

Supportive
Benefit from 24/7 technical support.

Accessible
No LSAT, GMAT
or GRE required.

Convenient
Choose from three start dates — fall, spring or summer.

Expedient
Graduate in as few as 18 months.

Why Should You Earn Your LL.M. in Health Law and Policy?

  • Today’s multitrillion-dollar health care industry serves more people than ever before, and matters of patient privacy and quality of care are top legal concerns.
  • More than 100 million people in the United States are covered by government-run Medicare and Medicaid services.
  • Hospitals are run like complex business organizations which have to abide by areas of the law that include corporate, tax, employment, privacy and liability.
  • The regulations that govern health insurance are more complicated and scrutinized than ever.
  • The ongoing advances in drug development and medical technology create demand for health law experts who are knowledgeable in research, clinical trials, intellectual property, privacy and other areas.

Who Should Choose the Online LL.M.
in Health Law and Policy?

The Master of Laws in Health Law and Policy program is designed for working lawyers, paralegals, law firm partners, arbitrators, mediators and conciliators. Learn how to deliver expert legal counsel to clients confronting complex compliance matters — from health care payment methods to the regulation of the Medicare and Medicaid systems to the ethics of biotechnology.

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What Can I Learn in the Online LL.M. Program?

Our 30-credit-hour online program sets the standard for health law education.

Upon graduation, you should know how to:

  • Draw from your broad understanding of the critical issues shaping health care policy and practice.
  • Demonstrate your in-depth knowledge of policy and utilize the law to navigate legislation, advocate, innovate and create change.
  • Communicate and skillfully articulate health care concepts in legal context.
  • Leverage your confidence as a critical thinker, writer and speaker in the health law realm.
  • Collaborate with health care professionals and gain respect as someone who understands how the two diverse fields of health and law are interconnected.
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How Can the LL.M. in Health Law and
Policy Help Advance My Career?

Earning your Master of Laws in Health Law and Policy offers extensive opportunities to work with a diversity of clients. As a lawyer who specializes in health law, you could take on the role of in-house counsel. You could also be an external consultant who provides advice to hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, health insurance organizations, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, residential living facilities and home care agencies, as well as representing physicians and patients.

Since the health care system is such a complicated network, a day in the life of a lawyer who specializes in health law could focus on a number of different legal practice areas:

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Tax and Nonprofit
  • Securities
  • Reimbursement
  • Quality of Care
  • Litigation
  • General Corporate
  • Real Estate
  • Elder Law
  • Privacy
  • Research
  • Clinical Trials
  • Liability
  • Finance
  • Antitrust
  • Fraud and Abuse
  • Health Information Technology

 

  • Health Insurance and Regulation
  • Medical Records
  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Corporate Compliance
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How Can the Online
LL.M. Degree Enhance
My Legal Expertise?

Our graduates can emerge with the expertise required to navigate U.S. health law with the confidence to leverage it for client success.

In our program, you’ll study:

  • The American Legal System
  • The Affordable Care Act
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Drug Development
  • Biotechnology
  • Public Health
  • Disability and Discrimination

Four Reasons to Go Back to Law School

Career Specialization:
Develop expertise in
health law.

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Career Advancement:
Qualify for promotion and leadership positions.

Financial Opportunity:
Prepare to qualify for a salary increase.

Job Security:
Prepare to qualify for a salary increase.

Returning to law school may seem intimidating. As you contemplate earning your Master of Laws, consider how the best attorneys you know have adapted their careers. Often the key to their successful law career is focusing their practice. Specializing in health law can provide a new pathway to professional success.

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