College of Law creates certificate of concentration in health law

January 8, 2014 | News, UToday, Law, Medicine and Life Sciences
By Rachel Phipps

As implementation of the Affordable Care Act progresses and attorneys grapple with the complexities in this rapidly evolving area of the law, The University of Toledo College of Law is adding a certificate of concentration in health law to its curriculum for full-time and part-time students.

The health law certificate joins the college’s five existing certificates of concentration in criminal law, environmental law, intellectual property law, international law, and labor and employment law.

“Health law is an area of increasing intricacy and expanding relevance. Our health law concentration reflects the skills and substantive knowledge health lawyers find most valuable in their practices to meet and anticipate these challenges,” said Elizabeth McCuskey, assistant professor of law and faculty coordinator for the health law certificate program.

To obtain the certificate, students must complete at least three health law courses and a substantial research paper on a health law topic for a total of 10 credit hours. Students also may apply up to three credits from one of the college’s health law externships toward the credit minimum.

Additional information about the program, including a course list, is available here.

This new program builds on the college’s strengths in health law. Law faculty who teach and write in this area include McCuskey, Susan Martyn, Distinguished University Professor, and Evan Zoldan, assistant professor.

Last year, the College of Law and the College of Medicine and Life Sciences partnered to offer a new JD/MD joint degree program that enables students to graduate with a law degree and a medical degree in six years.

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