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Administrative Law

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None 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. Administrative law provides a framework to understand the basic administrative process and its control by the three branches of …


Biotechnology Law and Policy

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 course explores legal and policy issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and Fair Housing Act Amendments, employing traditional statutory and case law analysis. Course emphasizes education law including both K-12 and higher education. Students will complete a practical exercise …


Drafting Business Contracts

Course Description: This course will focus on the skills, techniques, and strategies that transactional business lawyers need to employ when drafting business contracts such as employment agreements, purchase and sale documents and joint venture contracts. The course will emphasize the practical over the theoretical and will give the students ample opportunity to hone their drafting …


Food and Drug Law Seminar

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 …


Forensic Mental Health

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: This course discusses the civil and criminal aspects of mental health case law including involuntary civil commitment, competence to stand trial, and sanity at the time of the act.


Health Care Agreements and Transactions Seminar

Experiential Course Requirement? Yes Seminar? Yes Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: Prior Health Law course is recommended Course Description: This course will examine the unique health care regulatory and industry features of common health care agreements and transactions.


Health Law

Course Description: This course will focuses on selected issues in healthcare and clinical research; professional relationships in healthcare, the obligation to provide care, medical malpractice, healthcare privacy, end-of-life and other ethical issues, the business structure and regulation of the health care industry, healthcare fraud, abuse and antitrust, and the regulation of clinical research.


Insurance Law

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

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.


Patent Law

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None 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 …


Patient Client Care

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None 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 …


Privacy

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: This course explores the legal, technological, and political issues surrounding information privacy concerns.


Products Liability

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: In this course we will examine the historical development of modern products liability law, the impact that product liability law has had with regard to consumer safety, patterns of litigation, and the call for tort reform. The course will focus upon the four primary theories of …


Public Health Law

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None 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 …


Regulatory Compliance

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: This course will analyze the legal, ethical and policy foundations of regulatory compliance: the effort to translate statutory requirements into compliant corporate and individual behavior.


The Hospital Problem

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: Priority given to third year students Course Description: This “capstone” course will explore four segments related to hospital systems: advice to the corporations on the business deal; advice to the hospital and the private practice regarding unionization and labor issues; executive employment agreements for the practice plan leaders who …