Exercises in Rule Making - Society, Technology and the Law (SC)
Deciding on an appropriate rule involves a complex process that implicates social norms, available scientific evidence, and policy goals. The introduction of new technologies or making better use of existing ones, or in facing suboptimal performances, highlight the need for sensible rulemaking. This class aims at exposing students to the process of rule-making in several fields of law and public policy, mostly brought about by new technology. Among them, the new age of Autonomous cars; Stem cell research and human cloning; Tele-medicine; Direct to consumer tests and medication. We shall also challenge existing rules in regard to organ donation and hunger strikers.
Students will be required to submit a final paper via EXPO (deadline to be announced by Professor, but it will be no later than 4:30pm (EST) two weeks after last class session).
*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the 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.