Medicalization and the Law

Section 1, Fall 22

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 3/15
Credits: 3
Days* Time Room Start Date End Date
  • R
  • 1800-2000
  • SL276
09/01/2022 12/01/2022
*“R” means Thursday

Course Description

Law harnesses medical authority to enhance its power. This seminar will study how this phenomenon occurs, its consequences, and the normative issues that arises from it. Such issues range from civil rights consequences to those involving criminal justice, housing, and education law.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will write papers in this class, including one due during the finals period via EXPO (details and deadlines to be announced).

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: Health Law Survey (LAW 7080) recommended, but not required. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

Schedule No.
Law No.
Modified Type
ABA Seminar
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Tuesday, November 29, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, December 09, 11:59 PM