Advanced Certificate in Health Law & Policy

Careers related to the health care and bio-tech industries, particularly near the Law School’s campus in Westchester, are on the rise. Health care jobs sit at the intersection of science, technology and the law. Skilled lawyers will be needed in so many areas of this field, including understanding the implications of new regulations, advising health-related corporations and organizations on transactional and compliance matters, and influencing policy. The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University is uniquely suited to provide graduates with the skills they will need to compete in this new marketplace.
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Advanced Certificate Requirements

The Advanced Certificate in Health Law & Policy is awarded to JD students upon their graduation from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University.

To earn the Certificate, students must earn 15 credits, with the following required courses:

Health Law in America (4 CR)
Bioethics and Medical Malpractice (3 CR)
Public Health Law (3 CR) and
Healthcare Lawyering Skills (2 CR)

The remaining credits may be satisfied with a list of electives. Courses include: Accounting for Lawyers, Cannabis Law, Constitutional Law Seminar: End of Life Issues, Corporate Finance, Elder Law, Environmental Litigation and Toxic Torts, Food Systems Law, Guided Research or Directed Research (Health Law topic), Externship: Legal Services/Public Interest/Health Law, Health Law & Policy Seminar, Insurance LawLegislative and Regulatory Process, Non-profit Organizations, Skills Workshop: Law[yering] & Science, and more. 

Students must submit an application for the Advanced Certificate in Health Law & Policy to the Registrar’s Office during the semester prior to their graduation.

Please contact Jessica Bacher for additional information.

Health Law Career Guide

Video Presentation and Materials:

Virtual Information Session Recording

Advanced Certificate in Health Law and Policy Overview PowerPoint

Public Health Law and Ethics Course Overview PowerPoint

Bioethics and Medical Malpractice Course Overview PowerPoint

Letter to Governor Cuomo 3- 26-20 NYSBA HLS Triage Guidelines Re: COVID-19 New York Public Health Emergency and Disaster Conditions: Call for Essential Crisis Standards in New York