Health Law

TU College of Law offers a certificate in Health Law to students who satisfactorily complete 18 credits in formally approved Health Law Certificate Program (HLC) courses with an average grade of C+ or better and no grade below C in designated Health Law Certificate courses. Designated HLC courses shall be determined by the Director of the HLC Program after conferring with each student HLC candidate. Any student who wishes to become a candidate for the HLC must register for the HLC program no later than registering for his/her final semester of law school.

I. Required Core Courses

An HLC candidate shall complete a minimum of six credit hours consisting of at least three courses. A minimum of one course shall be chosen from each of the two sub-categories below:

A. Basic Health Care Law 
    1.  Health Law
    2.  Bioethics and the Law
    3.  Elder Law

B. Advanced Torts, Biomedical Ethics, Law, & Policy
    1.  Advanced Torts 
    2.  One of the following
         a. Mental Health Disability Law
         b. Social Security Disability Law

II. Health Law Practice Skills

An HLC candidate shall complete a minimum of four credit hours consisting of at least two courses. The courses shall be chosen from any two of the three sub-categories below:

A. Client Interviewing/Negotiation Skills
    1.  Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution or
    2.  One of the following
         a. Arbitration
         b. Interiewing, Counseling & Negotiating
         c. Mediation

B. Advocacy/Litigation Skills
    1.  Evidence Workshop
    2.  Pretrial Practice
    3.  Trial Practice

C. Legal Drafting/ Writing Skills
    1.  Estate Planning 
    2.  Independent research paper on health law-related subject
         approved by the director as fulfilling HLC credits.
    3.  Seminar or law journal paper on health law-related subject
         approved by the director as fulfilling HLC credits; the seminar
         cannot duplicate requirements for Category I above.

III. Administrative, Employment, Business, & Related Courses

An HLC candidate shall complete a minimum of four credit hours consisting of at least two courses. The courses shall be chosen from any two of the three sub-categories below:

A. The Employment Setting
    1.  Employment Discrimination Law 
    2.  Employment Law

B. Public Health, Safety, and Administration
    1.  Administrative Law
    2.  Environmental Law
    3.  Workers Compensation

C. Business Organizations, Finance, & Taxation
    1.  Agency and Partnership
    2.  Antitrust Law*
    3.  Basic Corporate Law
    4.  Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
    5.  Selling & Leasing Goods
    6.  Secured Transactions
    7.  Trademark and Unfair Trade Practices*

IV. Law & Society

An HLC candidate shall complete a minimum of two credit hours consisting of at least one course chosen from either sub-category below:

A. The Individual and Society
    1.  Family Law
    2.  Juvenile Law
    3.  Native American & Indigenous Rights
    4.  Sex Crimes

B. Historical, Jurisprudential, or Economic Dimensions of the Law
    1.  Federal Indian Law
    2.  International Law

V. Health Law Practice

An HLC candidate shall complete a minimum of two credit hours chosen from sub-category below and subject to the approval of the Director as fulfilling HLC requirements:

A. Health Law Externship
(e.g., by arrangement with corporate counsel of nonprofit hospital system or governmental agency & approved in advance by the HLC Director);

B. Practice Related Credits
    1.  Judicial Internship encompassing significant exposure to 
         health law cases; to receive credit toward the HLC, the 
         internship shall be approved by the Director of the HLC program.
    2.  Complete a practicum/independent research project in a
         health law related area approved by the Director of the HLC
         program; this project cannot duplicate the requirements for
         Category II.C. above.

C. Advanced Competitions
    1.  Member of National Health Law Appellate Moot Court Team
         and enrolled for academic credit in “Advanced Competitions,” or 
    2.  Member of another national appellate moot court team which 
         involves a problem specifically involving a health law issue and
         enrolled for academic credit in Advanced Competitions.

D. Significant law journal/law review work encompassing health law
[cannot duplicate other HLC credits].

In individual cases: The Director and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs are authorized to modify the requirements of the Program if, in their collective judgment, such a modification is warranted.


*Course offered on infrequent basis.



Faculty

Sam Halabi
Associate Professor of Law
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Matt Lamkin
Assistant Professor of Law
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