Health Care and Pharmaceutical Compliance

Major: Health Care and Pharmaceutical Compliance
Degree Awarded: Master of Laws (LLM)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Minimum Required Credits: 32.0
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 44.0503
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code:
 11-9111

About the Program

The LLM degree is designed for experienced domestic and international attorneys who are looking for advanced skills in legal regulatory analysis and policy pertinent to their practices. As the health care and pharmaceutical industries become increasingly regulated, legal employers, including law firms, hospitals, health systems, government agencies, and multi-national pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, seek lawyers with deeper understanding of the complex interaction between these regulations and the industry to better serve their clients or business interests. LLM students must hold a JD or its international equivalent. This degree is not designed to prepare students for any Bar Exam.

Admission Requirements

Domestic students must have earned a JD from an ABA accredited law school.

International students must have an earned Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or its equivalent. Admissions will be based on applicant grades from their prior institutions. No entry exam is required, except that students who have completed their first law degree program in a language other than English will be required to have a minimum score on the TOEFL or a comparable exam.

Required Documents

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  • A completed application
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
  • Essay of approximately 500 words
    • Can be a personal statement outlining personal and/or professional goals you hope to achieve through the program, or on another topic that showcases your writing skills
  • Resume
    • Quality and quantity of professional experience will be evaluated.
  • Standardized test score reports (GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT) can be submitted, but are not required.
  • Additional requirements for international students
    • International students must have an earned Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or its equivalent. Admissions will be based on grades from prior institutions. No entry exam is required; however, those who have completed their first law degree program in a language other than English will be required to have a minimum score on the TOEFL or a comparable exam.

Degree Requirements  

Required Courses
LSTU 551Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting4.0
LSTU 554Risk Assessment and Management4.0
Foreign-trained students may also be required to complete one or more of the following:
Introduction to the Legal System
Legal Research and Analysis
Electives *24.0
Select from the list below.
Ethics and Professional Standards
Compliance Communications
Health Care Rules and Regulations
Health Care Quality, Patient Safety and Risk Management
Patients and Privacy: HIPAA and Related Regulations
Legal Regulation of Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Research and Development
Legal Regulation of Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Sales and Marketing Practices
Food and Drug Law
Information Privacy Law
The Law and Strategies Surrounding Cybersecurity
European Union Data Privacy and Protection
Thesis I –Scholarly Legal Writing: Planning and Preparation
Thesis II – Scholarly Legal Writing: Writing, Refining, and Presentation
Total Credits32.0
*

Substitutions can be made upon approval.

Sample Plan of Study  

First Year (Part-Time)
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
LSTU 5514.0LSTU 5544.0Electives8.0VACATION
Elective4.0Elective4.0  
 8 8 8 0
Second Year (Part-Time)
FallCreditsWinterCredits  
Elective4.0Elective4.0  
 4 4  
Total Credits 32
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