Georgia State University College of Law is introducing a master of laws with a concentration in health law through its Center for Law, Health & Society, beginning this fall. This program builds on the center’s successful and popular health law certificate for J.D. students.
“Health law touches so many different fields and careers,” said Stacie Kershner (J.D. ’08), center associate director. “I receive many calls from our graduates and other attorneys interested in learning more about health law. We want to meet these needs, and our ability to offer both full-time and part-time options makes us uniquely capable of doing so.”
The LL.M. with a concentration in health law takes advantage of the depth and breadth of the center’s faculty expertise as well as one of the top-rated health law programs in the country. The Georgia State Law program has been consistently ranked in the top 10 programs by U.S. News & World Report over the last decade.
The program is designed to prepare attorneys for practice or policy work in health law through exposure to the foundations and key concepts, laws, policies, institutions, skills and values in the field. Required and elective courses enrich attorneys’ understanding of how law plays a pivotal role in ensuring health and in addressing critical issues of access, cost and quality in health care.
Attorneys who are transitioning to health law from another area of law, as well as those who want to take advantage of Georgia State Law’s expertise and deepen their knowledge of a particular area to enhance their existing practice or career, can benefit from the program.
“We have 12 full-time faculty and additional affiliated and adjunct faculty who offer courses across a range of health law topics,” said Leslie Wolf, center director and professor of law. “This allows us to meet the needs of students who come with different experiences and different interests in health law. Health law continues to be an important growth area, and we are excited to serve the needs of a new group of students.”
For additional questions about the program, contact Kershner at [email protected] or 404-413-9088.