Fall 2013
6396 Genetics & the Law - ROBERTS- 24766

Professor(s): Jessica  Roberts (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Health Law 
Intellectual Property and Information Law

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

Course Outline: This three credit course surveys the role of genetic information in diverse areas of the law. Topics include an introduction to foundational concepts in genetic science, the commercialization of genetic material through biopatents, the role of genetic information and genetic testing 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 class will produce three brief response papers of one to two pages in length and complete a take-home exam.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus pdf

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Final Exam Schedule: Take home      

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