Minimum Average Grade Requirement
Each student must earn a cumulative average grade of at least 3.0 for the courses taken to satisfy the substantive course work requirement of the Health Law Certificate. A student must also earn a minimum grade of "B-" for any law-related course taken outside of ASU Law if permitted. (Note: Any course in which the professor opts to grade all enrolled students on a Pass/Fail basis is an exception to the Minimum Average Grade Requirement. One such course may count toward satisfying a core or specialization or elective requirement as though it were a graded course.)
Active Participation in Health Law
Each student must participate in at least 1 of the following activities (others may be considered by the Certificate Director):
- Research assistant for at least 1 semester or summer session with the Center for Public Health Law and Policy (or other centers or programs at ASU Law provided research is focused predominantly on health-related topics);
- Active participation as an officer for at least 1 year in the student Health Law Society;
- Editorial board position for at least 1 year with JURIMETRICS; or
- Health/public health law-based externships (upon approval from Certificate Director or designee) for at least 1 semester or summer session;
Each student must write a substantial paper on a health/public health law topic of at least 15 single-spaced pages and under guidance of a College of Law faculty member. Papers satisfying the College’s Graduation Writing or Flexible Writing requirements or law journal requirements can fulfill this certificate requirement, including as part of seminar courses among the Elective Courses. Co-authored papers with at least 15 single-spaced typewritten pages per co-author may also satisfy this requirement with the Certificate Director’s approval.
The Certificate Director is primarily responsible for the administration of the Health Law and Policy Certificate. Staff within the Center for Public Health Law and Policy may also assist with its administration. Students who meet the requirements will be admitted into the Certificate program. Each student who registers as a candidate for the Health Law and Policy certificate will be assigned a Faculty Advisor (subject to reassignment as needed given faculty and students special interests) at the request of the student or current/successor advisor.
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