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LL.M. in Healthcare Law

OU Law is at the forefront in its offering of legal classes relevant to the healthcare industry. Coursework focuses on the federal and state regulation of healthcare delivery, population health, patient privacy and health information confidentiality, public and private insurance, managed care, coding and billing, healthcare fraud and abuse, healthcare transactions, healthcare antitrust, employee health benefits, and healthcare liability.

Students who complete the LL.M. in Healthcare Law will have the information and skills necessary to represent plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of civil, criminal, regulatory, operational, transactional, financial, and organizational health law matters.  Students will be prepared to work in range of legal, industry, and government settings. These settings include large and boutique law firms, health care delivery organizations, pharmaceutical companies, public and private payors, public health authorities, and federal and state enforcement agencies.

The LL.M. degree in Healthcare Law is a 24 hour program which can be completed in 15 months.

Program Overview

The Online LL.M. in Healthcare Law program allows lawyers practicing healthcare law to further their specialization. The 24-credit-hour program also provides a comprehensive legal foundation for lawyers wanting to transition to a healthcare law practice.

  • 100% online delivery
  • 15 months to complete
  • 24 credit hours

Healthcare Knowledge

The LL.M. in Healthcare Law has been designed by faculty and Advisory Board at OU Law. This program offers the opportunity to acquire broad knowledge of Healthcare Law as well as a business perspective to apply to economic and professional matters impacting your career.

Faculty with Strong Healthcare Law Experience

OU Law faculty and adjunct faculty are carefully selected for their expertise in Healthcare Law. A mix of attorneys, compliance officers, and medical professionals will challenge and encourage you to think deeply about how law impacts the healthcare industry.

Unique Student Experience

The OU College of Law is focused on providing each student a world-class experience to further their personal and professional life. The class size is small by design to ensure each student gets personal attention, and the cohort-based model ensures you build strong connections with your classmates.

Flexible Delivery

Offered 100% online, this program is available anywhere in the world. The LL.M. can be completed in 15 months while working full-time.

Program Objectives

The Online LL.M. in Healthcare Law program focuses on the legal, regulatory, political, ethical, and economic aspects of health care delivery.  The LLM offers a comprehensive study health law topics, including the structure of health care institutions, health information management, fraud and abuse, transactions, contracts, and billing, sources of liability, HIPAA and privacy, and compliance.  The objectives of the Online LL.M. in Healthcare Law program include the following:

  1. Analyze major federal and state statutes, regulations, government advisory opinions, judicial opinions, and initiatives in the area of health law and policy.
  2. Understand the past and present regulation of health care access, cost, quality, liability, organization, and finance.
  3. Understand the behaviors and activities of individual and institutional health care providers and public and private payers that can lead to civil, administrative, and criminal sanctions.
  4. Conduct legal research involving federal and state laws and policies impacting patients, insureds, and human research subjects in the United States.  
  5. Examine the relationship between individual and public health, including current issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic.

LL.M. Curriculum and Course List

The Online LL.M. in Healthcare Law curriculum will provides advanced legal education in healthcare law for students with a Juris Doctor degree or equivalent degree from outside the United States. Students will choose 24 hours from the below listed courses. Upon completing the program, students will have specialized knowledge and practical legal skills in the all aspects of healthcare law. The program is an accelerated 15-month online program.

NOTE:  LL.M. students may substitute 3 hours with a College of Law JD or Directed Legal Research course with permission of Faculty Lead.

 

 Credits

LAW 5902 - Introduction to the American Legal System

2

LAW 6102 - Structure of Health Care Enterprises: Legal Forms, Governance, and Relationships

2

LAW 6132 - Quality Control: Licensing, Accreditation, and Quality Regulation

2

LAW 6182 - Coding and Billing

2

LAW 6153 - Overview of Public Health Care Programs

3

LAW 6122 - Regulation of Private Health Insurance – Managed Care

2

LAW 6173 - Fraud and Abuse/False Claims

3

LAW 6162 - Health Information Management

2

LAW 6192 - Anti-Trust Issues in Healthcare Delivery

2

LAW 6152 - HIPAA/Patient Privacy

2

LAW 6172 - Health Care Transactions and Contracts

2

LAW 6142 - Professional Relationships in Health Care Enterprises

2

LAW 6112 - Sources and Types of Liability of Healthcare Institutions and Professionals

2

LAW 6183 - Experiencing a Simulated Investigation

3

 

 

Faculty

Elise Dunitz Brennan

Elise Dunitz Brennan
Partner, Connor Winters

Courses:
Professional Relationships in Healthcare Enterprises

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Edgar Bueno

Edgar Bueno
Partner
Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

Courses:
Overview of Public Health Care Programs

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Peter Cooch

Peter Cooch
Associate
King & Spaulding

Courses:
Capstone: Experiencing a Simulated Investigation

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Janis Flanagan Darley | University of Oklahoma Health Sciences

Janis Flanagan Darley
Acting Nurse Manager
Veterans Administration Health Care Center

Courses:
Quality Control: Licensing, Accreditation & Quality Regulation

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Michael Granston

Michael Granston
Deputy Assistant Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice

Courses:
Fraud & Abuse/False Claims Court

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Kent Meyers

Kent Meyers
Crowe & Dunlevy

Courses:
Anti-Trust Issues in Healthcare Delivery

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Laura Palk

Laura Palk
Adjunct Professor of Law
University of Oklahoma College of Law

Courses:
Sources & Types of Liability of Healthcare Institutions and Professionals

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John Richter

John Richter
Partner
King & Spaulding

Courses:
Capstone: Experiencing a Simulated Investigation

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Karen Rieger

Karen Rieger
Director and Chair, Healthcare Practice Group
Crowe & Dunlevy

Courses:
Structure of Healthcare Enterprises
Healthcare Transactions and Contracts

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Sunny Rowland

Sunny Rowland
Adjunct Professor of Law
University of Oklahoma College of Law

Courses:
Introduction to the American Legal System

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Zachary Schmook

Zachary Schmook
Adjunct Professor of Law
University of Oklahoma College of Law

Courses:
Health Information Management Systems

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Stacey Tovino

Stacey Tovino
Professor of Law
University of Oklahoma College of Law

Courses:
HIPAA and Patient Privacy

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Teresa Williams

Teresa Williams
Adjunct Professor of Law
Former General Counsel/Vice President of Regulatory Services
INTEGRIS Health, Inc.

Courses:
Regulation of Insurance
Coding and Billing

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