Spring 2016
    Law No.: LAW7750
    Sched. No.: 116220992

Tobacco and Firearms: Preventing Deaths and Protecting Rights (SC)
Section 1
Bernheim, Ruth G.
Bernheim, Ruth G.
Bonnie, Richard J.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):TR, 1600-1800 (WB129)
Capacity:12 **This information is current as of 06/13/2016 06:14:01 AM**
Current Enrollment:8 **This information is current as of 06/13/2016 06:14:01 AM**

Course Description:

SPECIAL NOTES REGARDING SESSION DATES/TIMES/ROOM: This Short Course will meet between March 15-31, 2016.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This short course uses regulation of tobacco and firearms as case studies in contemporary public health policy. The challenge of tobacco control is framed within the paradigm of the anti-paternalism principle embedded in the contemporary political rhetoric of the “nanny state.” Specific aspects of tobacco policy that will be explored include smoking bans, regulation of retail outlets, regulation of electronic cigarettes, raising the age of purchase, media campaigns that stigmatize tobacco use, and regulation of labelling and advertising. The challenge of firearm policy will be framed as a paradigm conflict between the public health perspective on injury prevention (illustrated by modern motor vehicle policies) and the individual rights perspective grounded in the Second Amendment. The question is whether it is possible to reconcile those perspectives. Current controversies and specific proposals, including gun violence restraining orders, will be considered.

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT: Attendance at all course sessions is required.

ENROLLMENT NOTE: The course will be offered jointly for Law and Medical students. 12 seats will be reserved for law students.

Course Requirement:Students will be required to submit short “response papers” or essays stimulated by the readings for each class.