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Fall 2022
6396 Genetics & the Law - ROBERTS- 24455

Professor(s): Jessica Roberts (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Health Law 
Intellectual Property and Information Law

Time: 1:00p-2:30p  MW  Location:  

Course Outline: This three credit course surveys the use of genetic information across several areas of law, including property law and IP, family law, criminal law, public health law, privacy law, and antidiscrimination law. 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

Course Notes: (Synchronous Online)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. Contrary to the UH information, some student materials may not be available online, such as an assigned casebook. A physical classroom may be assigned for this course to give students a location in the Law Center to join the virtual class sessions. If the course has a final examination, the final and any other assessment for the course, such as a mid term exam, will be conducted without the need to physically come to the Law Center, such as, for example, via the EBB portal as a take home exam or under remote proctoring.


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: Take home exam      

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: Yes

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials (3/3/2022 3:53:26 PM)

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: Genetics: Ethics, Law and Policy, 5th Edition; Mehlman, Rothstein, & Suter; ISBN: 978-1642427691