As the American population ages, there is an increasing need for professionals who work in the aging sector to better understand the legal and ethical issues that surround working later-in-life, long-term care, and the role of technology in changing how healthcare is monitored and delivered to seniors.
This fully online program covers these topics, and many others are covered in the Graduate Certificate in Aging Law and Policy from University of Arizona Law.
The aging sector is an area of enormous growth that crosses disciplines, which is why this Certificate coursework reflects an innovative, multidisciplinary collaboration from academics across the University of Arizona in law, the health sciences (medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and public health), social and behavioral sciences, engineering, and psychiatry, along with the UA Center on Aging.
You will gain expertise to support employability and success within this multifaceted, highly regulated field, including the ability to identify areas of potential legal risk and effectively communicate with older adults, legal counsel, regulatory agencies, ethics committees and risk management.
Your legal education will teach you to “think like a lawyer,” honing your analytical skills, developing better critical thinking, and acquiring the professional skills you need no matter where your education takes you.
University of Arizona Law offers a mix of qualities no other school can match: a small, top-ranked program in the heart of a nationally acclaimed university, exceptional employment outcomes, the most global JD program in the country, and the chance to spend your law school years in Tucson, a cool, eclectic city with a diverse population of nearly one million people named the #4 best city for millennials by Money magazine.
Explore the full range of program offerings at http://law.arizona.edu/programs
College of Law
University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
Arizona Online - Online
Phoenix Campus - Phoenix
1. Resume or curriculum vitae
2. Personal statement of up to 500 words summarizing qualifications for and interest in this certificate
3. Official academic transcripts*
4. Provide email addresses for two references
Please refer to the UA College of Law’s How to Apply webpage: https://law.arizona.edu/apply-health-certificates
*Unofficial transcripts may be provided at time of application
No standardized testing is required.
Applications for Fall admission are due August 1
Applications for Spring admission are due December 15
Applications for Summer admission are due April 20
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
The Graduate Certificate in Aging Law and Policy consists of 12 credit units (4 courses at 3 credit units each). A Graduate Certificate will be awarded upon completion of four courses.
LAW 584A: Aging in America
LAW 584B: Aging and Social Justice
LAW 584C: Technology & Aging: Legal and Ethical Developments
LAW 584D: Aging and the Law
Students may select one course from another health law and policy certificate offering, or from the Master of Legal Studies course offering as an elective, upon approval from the program advisor.
Course credits in the Health Law & Policy Certificates may be applied to Arizona Law degree programs.
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.