07.22.13 — The School of Law’s dynamic new LLM program expands this year to offer a specialization in health policy and law. Designed to meet the needs of lawyers who are working in health policy and law and hope to enhance their skills, or lawyers who wish to enter this rapidly growing field, the program is affiliated with Northeastern University’s Program on Health Policy and Law. LLM students also have the opportunity to take advantage of the university’s interdisciplinary expertise in health policy and law by enrolling in relevant courses in the D’Amore-McKim College of Business, the Bouvé College of Health Sciences and the School of Social Sciences and Humanities.

“This is an exciting new option because it provides students with the opportunity to tailor the program to their specific interests,” said Associate Dean Wendy Parmet, who heads the Program on Health Policy and Law. “With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, public health challenges, global public health issues, and questions about bioethics, this is a burgeoning field with tremendous options for those who pursue an LLM.”

In May, the law school graduated its first LLM class, comprised of 11 members — six women and five men — from every corner of the globe: three are from Africa (Nigeria and Cameroon), three are from Eurasia (Turkey), two are from South America (Argentina and Brazil), one is from Southeast Asia (Cambodia), one is from Oceania (Australia), and one is from Southern Europe (Greece). 

For more information, visit www.northeastern.edu/law/llm.