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Drake offers law degree for healthcare professionals

May 26, 2015
MJ in Health Law

A master of jurisprudence is ideal for individuals wanting a law degree but do not want to practice law. This degree not only expands an understanding of health law, it can also help with career advancement.

“Through many of our community healthcare partners, we are seeing a need for a greater understanding of health law,” says Drake Law Dean Ben Ullem. “This is one of the only programs available that will offer professionals a chance to enhance legal knowledge on the topic of health law.”

The 28-credit MJ program can be completed in two years of part-time study. Students have the flexibility to participate online or on campus, with courses offered during the evening and during the day. In addition, students will participate in three on-campus sessions that are conveniently held from Thursday to Sunday.

“We are stretching beyond traditional geographic boundaries by offering a blended learning option: in person and online, and with a skills component so what is learned is immediately usable in the real world,” says Ullem.

Each student will work individually with a faculty mentor who will guide them through the curriculum and strengthen their overall learning experience.

MJ in Health Law

Denise Hill has been named the director of Drake’s Health Law Program. Hill maintains a part-time legal practice as an of counsel attorney/mediator with Whitfield & Eddy P.L.C so she can stay in touch with the day-to-day practice of law.

Professor Hill is a highly experienced instructor who has taught in face-to-face, online, and blended learning formats. Prior to coming to Drake, she served as an Associate Professor at Des Moines University where she was the primary health law professor from 2002 to 2015. Professor Hill’s innovative use of health law simulations, learning communities and other active learning strategies have been recognized by her selection as the Faculty Member of the year in 2007, 2010, and 2013. Professor Hill received both her JD and MPA degrees from Drake University.

For more information and to apply, visit http://www.law.drake.edu/academics/?pageID=mJHealthLaw.

For additional admission details, visit www.law.drake.edu/admissions. Contact the Drake Law Admission Office with questions: lawadmit@drake.edu or 1-800-44-DRAKE, x2782 or 515-271-2782.