Fall 2012
5397 Genetics & the Law - ROBERTS- 34495

Professor(s): Jessica  Roberts (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Health Law 
Intellectual Property and Information Law

Time: 10:30a-12:00p  MWLocation: 209  BLB

Course Outline: This three credit course surveys the role of genetic information in diverse areas of the law. Topics will include an introduction to foundational concepts in genetic science, the commercialization of genetic material through biopatents, the role of genetic information in family law, the admissibility and reliability of DNA evidence in criminal cases, privacy concerns related to genetic testing, and discrimination on the basis of genetic information. Students enrolled in the course will produce three brief response papers of one to two pages in length and will complete an open book, open note take-home exam distributed on the last day of class.

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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement: No