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: Professor Kristin Madison

Required Course: Health Law

Core Courses:

  • Bioethics and the Law
  • Current Issues in Health Law and Policy
  • Drug Law and Policy
  • Global Health Law
  • Problems in Public Health Law

Relevant Courses:

  • Administrative Law
  • Advanced Legal and Interdisciplinary Research
  • Bioproperty
  • Disability Law
  • Domestic Violence Clinic
  • Economic Perspectives on Health Policy
  • Elder Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Global AIDS Seminar
  • Global Health
  • Health Care Fraud & Abuse Law
  • Legislation and Regulation
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Public Health Advocacy Clinic
  • Private Litigation in the Public Interest
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights
  • Social Welfare Law


  • 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.

Please note that concentrations are available only to those students who entered in the fall 2020 term or prior.  
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