About the Program

Academic Credit

  • Each course is one academic credit.
  • Students taking the courses for academic credit may register for a maximum of two (2) academic credits per week.
  • Depending on the course(s) the student takes, the course(s) that will be reported on a student’s transcript will read as the following:
    • LAW 719J-001 The Law and Policy of Health Insurance Reform

    • LAW 719B1-001 False Claims Act in the Health Care Industry

    • LAW 719JJ-001 Pharmaceuticals and the Law

    • LAW 719-008 Health Care Business Transactions

  • Grades for academic coursework will be determined by assignments and take home exams/papers in the discretion of the course instructor.
  • Mandatory attendance will be enforced for all courses. Students who enroll and fail to attend class time may be denied the opportunity to earn academic credit. In accordance with ABA Standard 310, each course will require the completion of pre-class readings and assignments, readings and class participation during the course, post-class readings and assignments, and a take home exam/final paper. The syllabus for each course will be available on or before April 1, 2017. Pre-class reading assignments will be assigned on May 22, 2017 or thereafter.

Options for Alumni

Washington College of Law alumni are invited to register for any or all of the courses and enjoy a discounted registration rate. Furthermore, the Institute also has an exciting Alumni Audit Option for a limited number of participants at a significantly discounted rate of $150 per course for the following two courses:

    • LAW 719J-001 The Law and Policy of Health Insurance Reform

    • LAW 719B1-001 False Claims Act in the Health Care Industry

For more information on the Alumni Audit Option, please visit https://www.wcl.american.edu/summer/dc/alumniaudit.cfm and/or contact Professor Scielzo at scielzo@wcl.american.edu.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit

  • Participants may register for any or all of the courses for continuing legal education credit, and the program will assist with the filing requirements and paperwork; however, the receipt of continuing legal education credit is subject to individual state restrictions and requirements.
  • Mandatory attendance will be enforced for all participants seeking continuing legal education credit. Participants who enroll and fail to attend class time may be denied the opportunity to earn credit.