Elder and Health Certificate of Concentration
This concentration combines two dynamic and closely related areas of the law. Both legal areas are interdisciplinary and grounded in policy, legal compliance, and ethics. A legal practice in either broad area provides stimulating and rewarding work. As one of only four ABA Accredited Schools in California with a Health Law Concentration and only three in the nation with an Elder Law Concentration, the McGeorge Elder & Health Law Concentration provides students with a robust and relevant opportunity to focus their study on two of the most needed areas of practice now and in the future.
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.
Requirements & Curriculum
Students must complete the core and elective courses designated below. Membership and participation in the McGeorge Health Law Association is encouraged. With prior written approval, the Certificate of Concentration Director may vary the requirements of this program in individual cases for good cause or depending on offerings in any year.
|13 units minimum required for completion of Concentration|
|REQUIRED CORE COURSES (complete two courses)|
|LAW 500||Administrative Law||3|
|LAW 570||Health Law||3|
|LAW 745||Elder Law and Social Policy||3|
|EXPERIENTIAL COURSES (complete one course)|
|LAW 747||Elder & Health Law Clinic||1-3|
|LAW 954||Externship (approved by director)||3|
|ELECTIVE COURSES (complete five units)|
|LAW 170||Wills and Trusts||3|
|LAW 302||Estate and Gift Tax/Estate Planning||3|
|LAW 304||Mental Health - Policy and Law||2|
|LAW 528||Online Dispute Resolution||1|
|LAW 573||Bioethics and Public Health Law||1-3|
|LAW 699S||Reproductive Rights and Justice||1-2|
|LAW 802||Negotiation and Settlements Seminar||2 or 3|
|Additional Clinic or Externship||3|
Professor Melissa Brown, Director of the Health Concentration: email@example.com | 916.739.7378