Biotechnology and the Law

Information Introduction

Section 1, Fall 24

Schedule Information

Enrollment: /16
Credits: 3
Days Time Room Start Date End Date


1300-1500 WB129

Course Description

This course examines issues ranging from food and drug regulation, clinical trials, assisted reproductive technology, telemedicine, and stem cell development/regulation to the commercialization of the human body. The course examines ethics, socioeconomics, and market demands for technologies, exploring whether the various issues emerging from biotechnological conflicts are best resolved by regulation, judicial intervention or private negotiation.

Course Requirements

Exam Information

Final Type (if any): None

Written Work Product

Students will be required to submit a substantial research paper via EXPO no later than noon on December 18, 2024 (the day before the last day of the finals period). A substantial research paper is the standard necessary to satisfy the Upper-Level Writing Requirement (see Academic Policy I.M), so a form signed by the instructor with special permission to make the paper compliant with the Upper-level Writing Requirement is NOT required.

Other Course Details

Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None

Exclusive With: None

Laptops Allowed: Yes

First Day Attendance Required: No

Course Resources: To be announced via Canvas.

Course Notes: Professor Riley encourages robust dialogue in her courses. Students are to come prepared with their ideas, intuitions, and opinions—their analysis should demonstrate a grasp of the materials.

Graduation Requirements

Satisfies Understanding Bias/Racism/Cross-Cultural Competency requirement: No

Satisfies Writing Requirement: Yes

Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No

Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

Additional Course Information

Schedule No.: 124820820

Modified Type: ABA Seminar

Cross Listed: No

Waitlist Count: 0

Concentrations: Health Law , Intellectual Property , Law and Technology

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Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, December 06, 11:59 PM

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