Member School Highlight – Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law

Location: White Plains, New York
Founded: 1976
Joined AALS: 1982
Dean: Horace E. Anderson Jr.

Founded in 1976 and joined AALS as a member in 1982, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University is a private institution with 272 first-year JD students. Pace Law School launched their first fully virtual program in Health Law and Policy to meet the increasing demand for legal education in the healthcare sector, spurred by industry growth and by an ever-evolving legal, regulatory, and financial environment for healthcare professionals. Pace Law School long offered robust training in health law and policy for both lawyers and students enrolled in their JD program but chose to expand their Advanced Certificate in Health Law and Policy online to accommodate practicing lawyers seeking flexible education, as well as health care professionals and administrators who require the legal knowledge to adapt to changes in the industry.

The Advanced Certificate in Health Law and Policy program will accept lawyers, as well as non-lawyers, such as insurance, risk management and compliance professionals, hospital administrators, clinicians, and leaders in a broad range of allied fields, including nonprofits and government agencies who are seeking legal literacy. The program will consist of 15 credit hours with 4 core courses, including a workshop in lawyering skills. Specialized electives include insurance law, accounting for lawyers, elder law, environmental law, nonprofit organizations, the legislative process, and more, or students may opt to pursue guided research, independent research or an externship for credit.

Student participating in the online Advanced Certificate in Healthcare Law and Policy program by Pace Law School

“As healthcare booms in the state and in the region, legal and health care professionals need to have a strong understanding of the legal, regulatory, and economic context in which they and their clients operate. They need to be equipped to deal with rising challenges in health equity and human rights, know how to advise on transactional and compliance matters, and be skilled in influencing public policy,” said Horace E. Anderson Jr., Dean and Professor of Law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law. “Our new online Advanced Certificate in Healthcare Law and Policy builds on our long-standing expertise in health law and expands access to advanced legal education for working professionals from across the region and beyond.” Haub Law is currently accepting applications for its online Advanced Certificates in Health Law and Policy for the Fall 2022 semester. For more information please click here.

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