McGeorge School of Law

Health Certificate of Concentration

Substantial changes in our dynamic healthcare system create job opportunities for health lawyers in a variety of settings. Students in this certificate of concentration gain a strong foundation in health law and policy. They acquire the professional skills to represent individual and institutional clients or to work for a state or federal regulatory agency. Because health law is interdisciplinary, students will have the opportunity to take courses with medical students as well as students in other disciplines. These opportunities provide students with insight into the professional and ethical challenges faced by those providing health care to their patients as well as understanding the importance of legal and regulatory compliance. Students will gain supervised, practical experience in a healthcare field placement or legal clinic.

How to Apply

Apply by submitting the online application, which requires that you attach your resume and Statement of Purpose (at least 200 words on why you want to obtain the certificate of concentration and how it fits into your career goals). This application should be submitted at your earliest stages of planning, and in no case may be submitted after the Add/Drop Deadline of your final law school term. Students must schedule an appointment with the Faculty Director to plan their required curriculum and activities.


Contact Professor Melissa Brown, Director of the Health Certificate of Concentration
Email | 916.739.7378