LL.M. Health Law & Policy Specialization

The Health Law and Policy specialization allows students to focus on issues at the intersection of law, medicine, and science. As new medical technologies raise a host of ethical challenges and as scientific evidence becomes more pervasive in courtrooms, the need for lawyers trained with an understanding of the health care system is greater than ever. LL.M. students who pursue this specialization may elect to take courses offered at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine through the UCSF-UC Law SF Consortium on Law, Science and Health Policy.


Health Law faculty with brain scans

Sample Courses

Bioethics, Law & Healthcare Decisionmaking
Compliance and Risk Management
Disability Law
Elder Law
Food and Drug Law
Health Care Providers, Patients, and the Law
Insurance Law
International and Comparative Health Law
Law and the Human Body
Mental Health Law & Policy
Public Health & Homelessness
Public Health Regulation & Advocacy: Vaccines
Reproductive Health, Rights, & Access
Science in Law
Sexuality & the Law
U.S. Healthcare System & the Law
Women’s Health & the Law

*Please note that not all classes listed here are taught every year.