Genetics and the Law (SC)

Information Introduction

LAW7612
Section 1, Spring 24

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 7/15
Credits: 1
Days Date Time Room

Mon

0820-0950 SL284

Tue

0820-0950 SL284

Wed

0820-0950 SL284

Thu

0820-0950 SL284

Mon

0820-0950 SL284

Tue

0820-0950 SL284

Wed

0820-0950 SL284

Thu

0820-0950 SL284

Course Description

This course will explore various legal/policy issues arising in the context of modern, constantly evolving, genetics and genomics. No prior scientific knowledge is required!. We will shortly review the history of genetics in the United States, with attention to the incorporation of eugenic concepts into the law. Other sessions will survey the following cutting-edge topics: Genetics in the public sphere - newborn screening, DNA biobanks, population screening; genetic privacy and information control - including premarital genetic testing/screening; GINA and other genetic anti-discrimination laws related to employment and insurance; reproductive issues, including non-medical sex selection; the implications of novel genetic technologies in medical treatment (e.g., gene editing, cloning, embryonic stem cells);Torts and the Double Helix - malpractice and genetics.

Course Requirements

Exam Information

Final Type (if any): None

Description: None

Written Work Product

Students will be required to write a paper that will be due via EXPO upload no later than noon on February 22, 2024.

Other Course Details

Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None

Exclusive With: None

Laptops Allowed: Yes

First Day Attendance Required: Yes

Course Resources: To be announced.

Graduation Requirements

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

Satisfies Writing Requirement: No

Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No

Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

Additional Course Information

Schedule No.: 124218069

Modified Type: ABA Seminar

Cross Listed: No

Waitlist Count: 0

Concentrations: Health Law , Law and Technology

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