Public Health Law

Juris Master
Public Health Law Concentration

The globalization of health laws and issues is rapidly evolving, making it critical that professionals in public and private health organizations understand the complexities of the international arena.  An Emory Law JM in Public Health Law engages professionals in the law as it applies to matters of trade, human rights, environmental, national security, foreign policy and other interrelated issues.   

Emory Law is located in the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to public health organizations including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health, The Carter Center, CARE USA, the American Cancer Society, and more.  This proximity provides an invaluable opportunity to network and engage with other professionals in the public health field.


Advancing public health in a complex regulatory environment is both a challenge and an opportunity.  Emory Law's JM program has given me the ability to understand, interpret, and apply the law to my work and enhanced the organization's ability to deliver effective programs and advocate for our constituents.

Alice Margaret Story 



Suggested Courses for Public Health Professionals

Foundational Courses (must select at least one)

  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Legislation and Regulation
  • Torts

Elective Courses

  • Administrative Law
  • Antitrust Law
  • Business Associations
  • Disability Law
  • Food and Drug Law
  • Genetics and the Law
  • Global Public Health Law
  • Health Law
  • Public Health Law
  • Regulation of Health Care Providers

Emory Law Faculty

A Partnership with Scholars and Educators

Emory Law's JM program is grounded in exemplary teaching. More than sixty full-time faculty – scholars and practitioners alike – along with an extensive adjunct faculty, teach more than 250 courses, and partner with you in your legal studies.  Their focus on research means they are not only teaching you the law, they are also actively participating in shaping laws around the world. 

Emory Law faculty who focus on public health law include:


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