Health Care and Pharmaceutical Compliance LLM
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.
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.
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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
- 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.
|LSTU 551||Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting||4.0|
|LSTU 554||Risk Assessment and Management||4.0|
Foreign-trained students may also be required to complete one or more of the following:
|Introduction to the Legal System|
|Legal Research and Analysis|
Select from the list below.
|Ethics and Professional Standards|
|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|
Substitutions can be made upon approval.