Course Information

Course Number

529

Credits

2

Area of Study & Practice

  • Gov't Regulation & Administrative Practice
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International, Transnational, and Comparative Law
  • Public Policy
  • Technology and Intellectual Property

JD Graduation Requirements

This course typically satisfies all or some of the following JD graduation requirements:
  • Writing

Genetics and The Law

In this seminar, we will examine the complex ethical and legal issues arising out of the remarkable advances in the genomic sciences over the past fifty years, particularly knowledge gained from the mapping of the human genome. We will begin by examining the legal issues raised by the use of genetics in medicine, including genetic testing, reproductive technologies, genetic screening, and genetic therapy. We will then examine legal issues raised by genetic research and the commercialization of that research. In the latter part of the course, we will explore the use of genetic information in non-medical areas, such as criminal law, employment, and privacy. The primary focus of the course will be legal issues related to the human genome, (not animal or plant), with an emphasis on American law.


Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.

Sections/Instructors

Lauren A. Dame
Genetics and The Law 529.01
Spring 2012
E-mail ListSakai Site

Lauren A. Dame
Genetics and The Law 529.01
Spring 2010
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Lauren A. Dame
Genetics and The Law 529.01
Spring 2008
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Lauren A. Dame
Genetics and The Law 529.01
Spring 2006

Lauren A. Dame
Genetics and The Law 529.01
Spring 2004

Doriane Lambelet Coleman
Genetics and The Law 529.01
Spring 2002