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Health Law Institute 2014 January Term

2014 J-Term Application (PDF)

Course Offerings

HIPAA Privacy
Online, 2 law school credits
January 2-17, 2014
Please contact us for any documentation you may need for continuing education credits. 

Adjunct Faculty: Mary Prentnieks, Sr. Dir. Associate General Counsel, Medica Health Plans

Final Exam Schedule: Students taking the final exam online via Respondus Monitor can take the exam during any two-hour time period, January 17th - 21st. Students taking the exam on campus can pick up the exam from the Hamline Law Registrar's Office on the following dates: January 17 (8:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.), January 18 (8:30 a.m.), January 19 (8:30 a.m.), or January 21 (8:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.). 

The focal point of this course will be the privacy provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the foundation for federal protections of health care information. Additionally, the course will examine the interplay between HIPAA and other federal and state health privacy laws and the application and enforcement of those laws in a variety of health care settings.  Classroom work will incorporate discussions about the close and evolving relationships among health care policy, evolving social norms and health privacy laws. 

Guest speakers include:
Gina Kastel, JD, Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Mark Lanterman, CEO & Chief Technology Officer at Computer Forensic
Kari Myrold, JD, HCMC Privacy Officer/Data Practices Responsible
     Authority & Compliance Officer
Terri Tersteeg, JD, Health Care Policy Analyst
Steve Warch, JD, Chair, Health Care Practice Group, Nilan Johnson
Jesse Winsell, JD, Metropolitan Health Care Policy Analyst

Online Learning: This course will be taught using Blackboard. The course will be administered asynchronously online. In accordance with ABA rules, students are limited to four credits in online courses per term, and to no more than 12 total online credits towards their JD degree. Students must have earned 28 credits before earning credit for online courses.

Food Law - Canceled
2 law school credits
Monday - Thursday, January 6-9, 2014 (4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
Monday - Thursday, January 13-16, 2014 (4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.)

Course Requirements

Students must attend all class sessions and complete an advance reading assignment. Degree-seeking students must submit a written paper or complete an exam. Students may take one or more courses. No course requires a prerequisite.

Course Materials

All courses require completion of a reading assignment prior to the first class meeting. Syllabi for all courses are available and include a list of the text/course materials which students will need to purchase for each course. The advance reading assignment will be provided prior to the start of each course.


2014 J-Term Application (PDF)

Law and Graduate Students: Degree-seeking students currently enrolled in an ABA accredited law school should complete Part A of the application form and return it with a letter from his or her school's registrar reflecting the applicant's status as a student in good standing with permission to take the Hamline course(s) as a visiting student.

Attorneys: Attorneys may apply to take January courses by completing Part B of the application form. Attorneys will be granted special student status. CLE credits will be granted upon completion of each course.

Others: Other professionals may apply to take summer courses by completing Part C of the application form. To be considered, applicants must furnish a transcript indicating completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree.



Tuition for law school credit is $1,230 per credit.  Tuition for auditing students is $615 per law school credit.

A $150 per course, non-refundable tuition deposit must accompany all applications. The tuition deposit will be deducted from the total tuition amount. This deposit will only be returned if the applicant is not accepted into the course.

The balance of the tuition is due one week prior to the beginning class session for each course after which no refund will be made.

Applications are accepted on a first-come/first-registered basis. Students will receive confirmation of enrollment via email. Hamline University School of Law reserves the right to cancel any course that does not meet minimum enrollment requirements.


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