Hofstra Law

Health Law

Earn Your Law Degree in Being Part of the Cure

Health law has become an increasingly complicated, diverse domain. From the ever-evolving tangle of regulations to the complexity of medicare and medicaid systems, the healthcare industry can never have too many sharp legal minds.

Health Law


At Hofstra Law, we train our students to become first-rate legal representatives to all of the health care system’s stakeholders.

Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy

Help pave the way for positive change in the U.S. healthcare system through innovative and multidisciplinary learning experiences.

Unique Opportunities


The Gitenstein Institute Advanced Research Fellowship is a paid legal research and writing fellowship with a concentration in Health Law.


The concentration program helps you build relationships with health law faculty, select courses, and pursue activities and work experiences in health law.

Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP)

The MLP provides much-needed legal and medical care to underserved patients across Long Island and New York City by uniting social, medical, legal, and academic resources.

Top School for Health Law “A” Rating

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Degree Programs

There are many pathways for you to launch or enhance your career in health law.


JD/MPH Program

The JD/MPH program is a joint degree program of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law and the Hofstra University School of Health Professions and Human Services. The program is typically completed in four years.

For Non-Lawyers

Online MA in Health Law and Policy

For Lawyers

Online LLM in Health Law and Policy

Internships and Externships

Hofstra Law students have interned and externed at these selected health-related organizations:

  • Catholic Health Services of Long Island
  • HIV Law Project
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Nassau County Department of Social Services
  • Nemours Office of Child Health Policy and Advocacy
  • New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation
  • New York State Department of Health, Office of Professional Medical Conduct
  • New York State Mental Hygiene Legal Service
  • New York State Office of the Attorney General, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
  • New Yorkers for Patient & Family Empowerment
  • Northwell Health
  • Office of the Cook County (Illinois) Public Guardian
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Bioethics Center and Certificate

The interdisciplinary center offers a nine-month program that teaches bioethics through the lens of medicine, law and narrative.