Spring 2018
6396 Genetics & the Law - ROBERTS- 22801

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 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 updated 1/22/18

Course Notes:   


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: Take home exam      

This course will have:

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

Experiential Course Type: no

Bar Course: No

Course Materials (10/13/2017 11:29:22 AM)

Book(s) Required

Andrews, Mehlman and Rothstein's Genetics: Ethics, Law and Policy, 4th Edition; ISBN 978-1634591577