Hofstra To Offer Graduate Online Degrees in Health Law
University Law School is launching two new online
graduate degree programs dealing with the fast-growing field
of health law.
In a partnership with Pearson,
the Maurice A. Deane School of
Law at Hofstra in Hempstead, N.Y., will now offer a master of arts in
law and policy and a master of laws in health law and policy.
Pearson will host the learning management system,
desk support and take responsibility for marketing, recruiting, faculty
technology training and course design and development.
The impetus for both degree programs is the
need in health care for specific legal knowledge, triggered by new
regulations, laws and mandates.
The master of arts degree program will be open to
and non-lawyers, but targeting doctors, insurance professionals,
administrators and clinicians who need more proficiency to interact with
legal system in their work. The program will require 30 credit hours
courses, which can be completed in two years.
The master of laws degree program will target legal
professionals who want to focus their practices on the field of health
That program will require 25 credit hours, nine courses and about 18
Each of the programs is set to launch this fall.
"We have seen a real demand for legal training among
professionals, and these programs help meet this critical demand," said
Law Dean Eric Lane. "Offering the degrees online continues our tradition
being at the forefront of legal education, distinguishing Hofstra Law as
innovator in legal online learning."
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.