At Northeastern University School of Law, we focus on health law through a dynamic, interdisciplinary approach that integrates a wide variety of practical and research interests. The concentration in health policy and law helps prepare future lawyers who aim to work with health care providers and insurers, public health departments and other government regulatory agencies, and NGOs and community-based organizations in the United States and abroad, among other entities. The school’s health law courses are taught by leading scholars and practitioners.

Concentration Advisor: Kristin Madison

Required Course: Health Law

Core Courses:

  • Bioethics and the Law
  • Problems in Public Health Law
  • International Health Law: Governance, Development and Human Rights
  • Drug Law and Policy
  • Current Issues in Health Law and Policy

Relevant Courses:

  • Administrative law
  • Environmental law
  • Social Welfare Law
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Disability Law
  • Public Health Advocacy Clinic
  • Global AIDS Seminar
  • Private Litigation in the Public Interest
  • Elder Law
  • Reproductive & Sexual Health and Rights
  • Bioproperty
  • Economic Perspectives on Health Policy
  • Health Care Fraud and Abuse Law
  • Human Behavior, Legal Doctrine and Policy Design
  • Advanced Legal and Interdisciplinary Research
  • Global Health
  • Occupational Health and Safety


  • Twelve academic credits, including Health Law, and one additional course selected from a list of “core” courses; two from either the list of “core” courses or the list of “relevant” courses; and either a clinic, a paper or a co-op in the field.
  • Students must submit a “Concentration Declaration Form” to the Office of Academic and Student Affairs no later than October 1st of their last year.
  • To finalize the concentration, students must submit a “Concentration Certification of Completion Form” to the Office of Academic and Student Affairs not later than the end of the second week of their final quarter.