Health Law & Policy

Health Law and Policy Program

Law Degree Available: Certificate.

UNH Law’s Health Law & Policy Program will prepare you to enter a field that continues to experience rapid growth. The future of health care policy and regulation is one of the most important challenges facing us today – as a lawyer, you want to be poised to help craft and manage strategies impacting the health care delivery system as it transforms and evolves. Request more information today.

Our on campus Health Law & Policy Certificate Program is a collaboration between the UNH School of Law, UNH’s College of Health and Human Services, and its Institute for Health Policy and Practice. You will gain an understanding of the health care marketplace through a focused core curriculum and the opportunity to select optional course credits, legal residencies, capstones, and other independent projects that result in a complete and interdisciplinary health law experience.

A Laser Focus on Health Care

Health care is one of the most critical issues facing society today. Lawyers need to be poised to help shape and manage policies affecting the healthcare delivery system as it expands and transforms.

We are now accepting applications for fall 2018. Take the next step. Schedule a tour, apply or get more information today via email:, phone: 1-844-309-3855 or web links below. 

Program Highlights

  • Program name: Health Law and Policy
  • Format: Residential
  • Degrees available: Certificate
  • Start date: August 28, 2018
  • Due date/Application Deadline (this date is subject to change): April 1 priority
  • Cost: $37,100 (JD full-time program, in-state) or $41,100 (JD full-time program, out-of-state)
  • Duration: 3 years (JD), 15 credits (Certificate)

Sample Courses

Our courses will focus on health care regulation, bio-ethics, current issues in health policy, and issues affecting the health law field. You will gain an understanding of the health care marketplace and have the opportunity to graduate with the legal and regulatory essentials necessary to practice in the emerging and dynamic field of health law. With up to three credits of the certificate coursework requirements available to come from a legal residency or law school clinic, there are ample opportunities for critical hands-on experience.

  • Health Law & Policy
  • Health Law & Industry Regulation
  • Current Issues in Health Law & Policy - a writing seminar


bioInnovation Research Collaboration and the Law

UNH Law launched an exciting new initiative with a kickoff celebration Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, introducing “bioInnovation Research Collaboration and the Law,” an innovative course highlighting the intersection of health, intellectual property and business law. The course is a collaboration between UNH Law and industry partners, as the school teamed up with BioFabUSA and the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI) to create a curriculum that addresses legal and regulatory issues in a rapidly-growing field. The inventive offering features contributions from law faculty in business, health and intellectual property focus areas, and includes insight and lectures from outside experts. To learn more about the kickoff event and the course, click here

The Resource Guide for Addiction and Mental Health Care Consumers

The University of New Hampshire School of Law and UNH’s Institute for Health Policy and Practice, in collaboration with the non-profit New Futures, have developed a guide to help individuals and families in New Hampshire access addiction and mental health care services. The Resource Guide for Addiction and Mental Health Care Consumers: Answering Questions About Addiction and Mental Health Care Coverage. The Resource Guide is part of a statewide educational effort to help consumers learn how to access health insurance and use their coverage to pay for necessary treatment. It was made possible through the generous support of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and the Endowment for Health. To read the full Resource Guide, click here.

Health Law and Policy Events at UNH Law

UNH Law has hosted several health law & policy events on campus, parntering with many local organizations to offer insightful presentations from industry leaders and experts.

NH Medicaid Today and Tomorrow: Focusing on Value

Find a comprehensive catalog of presentations from this May 31, 2017 event here.

See the slides from UNH Law Professor Lucy Hodder's presentation here.

Innovations in Health Law & Policy Symposium

Monday, October 26, 2015.

For a full agenda from the symposium, click here.

To view presentations from Sen. Maggie Hassan and Solicitor General Donald Verilli, click here.

To view Cynthia Mann's keynote address from the symposium, click here.