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Spring 2023

5297 Reproductive Rights - LAUGHTON- 23875

Professor(s): Adam Laughton (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Health Law 

Time: 5:30p-7:30p  T  Location: 211 

Course Outline: This course introduces issues in reproductive health rights including regulation of sex, pregnancy and birth, family autonomy, and reproduction. Specifically, we will address legal and ethical questions that arise in the context of providing family planning services, assisted reproductive technologies, and pregnancy. We will examine the issues from both a historical and contemporary perspective, considering the role that culture, gender, race, class, religion, sexual orientation, and social institutions play in how law shapes reproduction.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)   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. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid-term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.

Quota= 25


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 05/09 6-8pm  211    

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: No

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials

Book(s) Required

Required Text

Murray and Luker, Cases on Reproductive Rights and Justice (2nd ed. 2022) (note that this is a new edition published this year)
ISBN: 978-1647088064

Other materials necessary for the course will be distributed via Blackboard.

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