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Loyola-New Orleans adds degrees of environmental and health law

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Loyola University New Orleans College of Law is adding new master’s programs in environmental and health law.

“Our goal with these programs is to attract both recent graduates looking to enter the field of health care and environmental compliance and employees with experience in these fields looking to advance their careers,” said the principal. law school and Professor Madeleine M. Landrieu in a press release Wednesday.

Loyola is the first law school in Louisiana and among the few in the region to offer master’s programs in two highly regulated areas, said Landrieu.

Masters in health law and administration will include client work, management training and policy lessons, preparing students for management jobs in hospitals and other facilities. It gives graduates the opportunity to examine a variety of possible careers and offer professionals a way to learn more about healthcare and the right to compliance as they continue to work, the note says.

The first lessons will help students understand the health care delivery system and the main laws that govern it, followed by electives such as bioethics and the privacy and safety of health care.

In the same way students of the Environmental Law program will begin their studies with basic courses to help them understand the main environmental statutes and regulations, together with the interpretations of the agencies and their respect, then they will take electives such as oil and gas and the climate change law.

Landrieu said that environmental compliance is a growing area in a wide variety of sectors. He said that the environmental law degree will prepare graduates to work in national, state and local administrations and non-profit organizations and for companies that need someone who tracks changes in environmental regulation and who assesses and manages the impact. environmental of their work.

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