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Courses - Spring 2024
MPower Undergraduate Law Programs
Open Seats as of
02/24/2024 at 10:30 PM
Special topics in Law and Society; Bioethics and the Law
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
This seminar will examine the impact of advancements in biosciences on avariety of legal and policy issues. Topics will likely include the doctrine of informed consent, physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia,assisted reproduction, conscientious refusals to provide medical care, the allocation and sale/donation of body parts and services, and medicaland law enforcement uses of genetic information, aswell as topics arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic. In examining these various issues,students will consider the content and consistency of current law, the policy goals motivating legal regulation, the impactoftechnological innovation, and directions for legal reform.