Summer 2022 Course Schedule

Health Care Business Transactions (Online) (LAW-719-E008)
Julia Reiland

Meets: 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM (Sa)

Enrolled: 5 / Limit: 22

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This course will meet virtually (on Zoom) on Saturdays, 6/4, and 6/18 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm ET. Three hours of additional class time will be experienced independently by students through asynchronous material. Students are required to have a device with a working microphone, camera, and internet connection to be able to fully engage and participate in all aspects of the virtual classroom lectures, discussions and exercises. Attendance will be taken and attendance in all class hours is required to receive academic credit.


This course is designed to introduce students to the business and legal issues that arise in health care transactions and the complex regulatory environment surrounding such transactions. This course will cover health care mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, and contracting with providers, suppliers, and vendors. Students will gain practical knowledge and an opportunity to participate in health care contract drafting, issue spotting, and negotiation exercises. The goal is to provide substantial instruction in professional and experiential skills generally regarded as necessary for effective and responsible participation in the legal profession, including practical experience in negotiating and drafting health care deal documents. In addition to lectures that cover basic legal concepts, students will engage in experiential group activities similar to that of a transactional lawyer. These exercises will help develop a student’s ability to apply legal analysis to real client scenarios and develop written and oral communication skills. Because this course is intended to develop a student’s practical skill set, exercises will also focus on a student’s ability to evaluate how legal analysis impacts business expectations.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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This course does not use a textbook. All readings will be posted in the syllabus and/or on Canvas.

First Class Readings

Information about course readings are included in the syllabus.


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