Jan 22, 2019  
2018-2019 Law Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Law Bulletin

Health Law Certificate


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Karen Grundy, Director of the Health Law Certificate Program
918-631-2439

TU College of Law offers the Certificate in Health Law to students who satisfactorily complete a minimum of 18 hours in formally approved Health Law Certificate (HLC) program courses with an average grade of C+ or higher 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.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Graduates who earn a Health Law Certificate will demonstrate knowledge in the area of health law necessary for effective and responsible participation in the legal profession and health care industry by:
  1. understanding various sources of law and legal authority in the areas of medical malpractice and health care liability, as well as in bioethics and/or consumer-related health care issues, the relative priority of these laws, and how the laws interact
  2. demonstrating the ability to identify, describe and apply fundamental rules governing various health law issues
  1. Graduates who earn a Health Law Certificate and who prepare a substantial written project as part of the Certificate, i.e., a seminar paper, an independent research paper or an appellate brief for the National Health Law Appellate Moot Court Competition, will demonstrate the ability to write legal documents to an audience in the health care professions or industry that are clear, concise, well-reasoned, organized, professional in tone, appropriate to the audience and circumstances and, if appropriate, contain proper citation to authority.

Required Core Courses


An HLC candidate shall complete a minimum of six credit hours consisting of at least three courses, one of which must be LAW 6083 Medical Malpractice and Healthcare Liability . A minimum of one course shall be chosen from each of the two sub-categories below:

Basic Health Care Law


Advanced Torts, Biomedical Ethics, Law and Policy


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:

Legal Drafting/Writing Skills


  • LAW 5632 Estate Planning (2 hours)
  • Independent research paper on health law-related subject approved by the director as fulfilling HLC credits.
  • Seminar or law journal paper on health law-related subject approved by the director as fulfilling HLC credits; the seminar cannot duplicate requirements for Required Core Courses above.

Administrative, Employment, Business, and 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:

Law and Society


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

The Individual and Society


Historical, Jurisprudential or Economic Dimensions of the Law


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:

Health Law Externship


By arrangement with corporate counsel of nonprofit hospital system or governmental agency and approved in advance by the HLC Director.

Practice Related Credits


  • 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.
  • 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 Legal Drafting/Writing Skills.

Advanced Competitions


Significant Law Journal/Law Review Work Encompassing Health Law


Cannot duplicate other HLC credits.

Note:


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.

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