Concentrators are required to take 21 units of course work related to law and health sciences. All concentrators must successfully complete the year-long concentration seminar in Law and Health Sciences. It is recommended that students complete this seminar during their third year of law school, although second years will be permitted to enroll. Students in the seminar will prepare a scholarly research paper which satisfies the Hastings writing requirement and the Law & Health Sciences Concentration writing requirement. Students completing the Concentration must also take Healthcare Providers, Patients and the Law, The U.S. Healthcare System and the Law, and Science in Law. The remaining credits can be satisfied by electives from the class lists below, or from courses taken at UCSF (if approved by the Concentration Advisor). At least four of the units must be taken from courses, clinics, or seminars listed in Section B.I. An additional three units can be taken from offerings in Section B.II.
Important Note: The concentration requirements were modified in 2012. The requirements set forth here apply to Concentrators in the Class of 2014 and thereafter. Concentrators in the Classes of 2012 and 2013 must satisfy the requirements set forth in the 2011-12 Academic Catalog. Students in the Class of 2013 who did not take Health Law during the 2011-12 academic year can satisfy that requirement by taking Health Law I (offered Fall 2012). Students in the Class of 2013 who did not take Scientific Methods for Lawyers in 2011-12 can satisfy that requirement by taking Science in Law (3 or 4 units). Please direct any questions about the requirements to the Concentration Advisor.
A. Required Courses (14 units)
(This is a year-long course, one unit per semester. Successful completion of the paper satisfies the Hastings writing requirement. Students are encouraged to enroll in this Seminar in their third year.)
B. Qualifying Health and Science Courses, Seminars, and Clinics and Related Electives (7 units)
I. Health and Science Electives Students must take a minimum of four (4) units from this list of courses, seminars or clinics. Students may use up to 6 credit hours of UCSF classes (which convert to 4 UC Hastings units) toward this requirement with the approval of the Concentration Advisor.
II. Science and Health Related Electives
Students may apply no more than three (3) units from this list toward the concentration requirements