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Administrative Law

Course Description:

A study of the administrative law process, concentrating upon the functions and procedures of federal administrative agencies and judicial review of agency actions. Specific topics will include the creation of agencies; their investigative, legislative, and adjudicatory power; and the control of agency action by the executive, legislative, and the judicial branches. Given the pervasive nature …


Biotechnology Law and Policy

Course Description:

This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to examining many of the legal, business, ethical, and policy issues raised by the biotechnology industry. This course is structured around a “molecules-to-market” framework, tracing the issues that a biotechnology company encounters throughout the path of its development. Particular attention will be placed at the start-up phase, with ample …


Disability Discrimination

Course Description:

The seminar will emphasize the acquisition of knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through traditional statutory and case law analysis. Students will complete a substantial written project on a topic covered by the ADA. Students can write a traditional seminar paper on a topic of their choice or work on a project to …


Food and Drug Law Seminar

Course Description:

This seminar focuses on current issues concerning federal and state regulation of foods and drugs, including FDA structure and organization; the regulation of human drugs, medical devices, animal feed and drugs, nutraceuticals and alternative medical therapies; and state regulation of drugs, devices and food quality. Students will lead a discussion of a food, drug, cosmetic …


Health Law

Course Description:

Health reform has been a significant component of the public debate for years. While the United States maintains the highest per capita expenditures in the world, health outcomes and health system performance lag behind peer and non-peer nations. At the same time, the health care industry is one of the largest and fastest-growing sectors of …


Insurance Law

Course Description:

Insurance law is of great importance to all lawyers, whether they litigate or do office practice. This 3-hour course covers many insurance issues, including liability, coverage, exclusions, duties of good faith, and duty to defend. These issues will be discussed in the context of liability, property and personal insurance.The grade is determined by the final exam. There …


Law and Genetics

Course Description:

This class provides an opportunity to examine the process by which law responds to rapid changes in scientific knowledge and technology and also the ways in which law affects the course of scientific development. In addition to gaining a perspective on this interaction between the development of law and science, the course aims to give …


Nonprofit Organizations

Course Description:

This course will examine the major aspects of governance and tax law issues affecting the nonprofit sector. The emphasis will be on the lawyer’s role in forming, securing recognition of tax exemption for, and counseling nonprofit entities, such as charitable organizations, foundations, museums, hospitals, universities, and advocacy groups. A broad range of basic legal rules, …


Patent Law

Course Description:

This course will cover the basic elements of patent law, including patentable subject matter, utility, novelty, non-obviousness, claims, disclosure and enforcement of patents — all in light of the recently enacted America Invents Act. There is no expectation that students in the class will have the technical knowledge to prosecute patents.


Patient Client Care

Course Description:

The course provides an opportunity for 12 students from each of the 6 professions – Allied Medicine, Education, Law, Medicine, Social Work, and Theology–to work together with faculty to develop the skills to design treatment plans for clients with complex problems presented in cases. Students and faculty work together to: (1) develop increased understanding of …


Privacy

Course Description:

In recent years there has been an explosion in laws relating to data privacy, driven by the growth of the Internet and public concerns about how sensitive data will be handled. This course will examine the legal, technological, and political developments that have occurred in the data privacy area. Topics will include: theories of privacy; …


Products Liability

Course Description:

In the modern world, people accomplish both individual and collective objectives through the products of technology. Our modes of transportation, narrowly tailored medical treatment, manufacturing, entertainment, nourishment, and the control and maintenance of our individual and collective surroundings all involve the use of products that have the potential for great benefit and, on occasion, great …


Public Health Law

Course Description:

This course will focus on the use of legal tools to improve the public’s health. It will survey the legal framework in which the government may regulate for the public’s health, analyzing the constitutional, statutory, common law and regulatory sources of government authority, as well as the limits imposed on the government’s power to address …


Regulatory Compliance

Course Description:

This course explores the theory, law and practice of regulatory compliance. Students will become familiar with the foundations of regulatory compliance, including legal underpinnings, ethics, and behavioral economics. Drawing on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and Federal Reserve rules, the course will explore the structure underlying compliance programs in both theoretical and practical applications, with a …


The Hospital Problem

Course Description:

Alliance State Hospital System is seeking to acquire a private practice network (Alliance Private Practice Network–APPN) of physicians to bring them onto their hospital staff. Physicians are currently affiliated with the Hospital but the majority of their compensation comes through the private practice. The proposed combination of APPN with the Hospital system requires consideration and …