In the USA, the terms Medical Law and Health Law are interchangeable.
However, Health Law is usually a more general term encompassing all the law surrounding Medical and Health practice, and Medical Law tends to concentrate on the legal issues surrounding the practice of medicine rather than the administration of medical institutions.
Here’s our roundup of 10 of the best LLM programs in Medical Law available to study in the United States*.
Cost: $42,154 for all students.
What You Will Study: This is a full-time 1-year LLM at Saint Louis University with a concentration in Health Law and is aimed at students who have already qualified as lawyers in the USA.
Cost: $17,050 total cost for in-state students / $36,658 total cost for out-of-state and international students
What You Will Study: Modules at Georgia State University include Bioethics and the Law, Law and Mental Health, and HIV/AIDS and the Law. Students can study part time over 2 years or full time for 1 year, and the course is open for both American and internationally trained students.
Cost: $48,500 for all students.
What You Will Study: This is a LLM in Health Law at Loyola University Chicago that can be completed either on campus or online and is open to foreign-trained lawyers and students from the USA. Modules include Physician Regulation and Practice Management, Legal Issues in eHealth, and the Law and Bioethics.
Cost: $55,076 per year for all students.
What You Will Study: International students can study a 2-year full-time LLM program at Boston University that will equip them with the skills to work in the USA as well as a special focus in an area of the law. Otherwise, American trained students can study a 1-year full-time LLM program and both sets of students can take advantage of the significant number of professors who have an interest in Health and Medical Law.
Cost: $64,978 for all students.
What You Will Study: The Harvard LLM is a prestigious course and LLM students are free to pursue any area of interest. Harvard Law School has an excellent reputation in all areas of the law including Medical Law. Students study full time for 1 year to complete the Harvard LLM.
Cost: $62,244 for all students.
What You Will Study: The LLM in Global Health Law at Georgetown University allows students to focus on many areas of Health Law including Medical Law on a national and international basis. This is a full-time LLM course aimed at both American and internationally trained lawyers.
Cost: $32,093 for in-state students / $47,128 for out-of-state and international students
What You Will Study: Modules at the LLM in Health Law at the University of Houston include Forensic Medicine, Medical Malpractice Litigation and Elder Law. This is a full-time course that takes 1 year to complete and is aimed at American trained lawyers.
Cost: $33,651 for in-state students / $48,741 for out-of-state and international students
What You Will Study: This is a full-time LLM program at the University of Maryland that takes 1 year to complete. Modules include Advanced Bioethics and the Law, Health and International Human Rights, and Mental Disability Law.
Cost: $52,070 for all students.
What You Will Study: While studying one of the LLM programs at Case Western Reserve University LLM students can undertake courses at the Law-Medicine Center, which was one of the first in the USA to study the Law and Medicine. All of the LLM programs are full time and take 1 year to complete.
Cost: $50,700 for all students.
What You Will Study: Modules at Northeastern University include Bioethics and the Law, International Health Law, and Drug Law and Policy. This is a full-time course aimed at both international and American trained lawyers.