524 Health and Medical Research for Lawyers

This one-credit advanced legal research seminar will introduce students to specific sources and strategies for researching health and medical legal topics, including the right to health care, pharmaceutical and medical device regulation, Stark and anti-trust laws as applied to the health care industry, medical malpractice and standards of care, and medical ethics and experimentation. This course will cover key primary and secondary sources for health and medical law research, including statutes, regulations, and agency materials. The research skills practiced in this course will also be useful for other topical legal areas. Grading will be based on class participation, short in-class or take-home exercises, and a final take-home exam.

Enrollment Prerequisite

LAW 512 MEDICINE AND THE LAW also recommended, but not required, as corequisite for the course.

Course Areas of Practice
2016
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

524.01 1
  • Take-home examination
  • Practical exercises
  • Class participation
Jane Bahnson Th 3:45-5:15 PM 4040

This one-credit advanced legal research seminar will introduce students to specific sources and strategies for researching health and medical legal topics, including the right to health care, pharmaceutical and medical device regulation, Stark and anti-trust laws as applied to the health care industry, medical malpractice and standards of care, and medical ethics and experimentation. This course will cover key primary and secondary sources for health and medical law research, including statutes, regulations, and agency materials. The research skills practiced in this course will also be useful for other topical legal areas. Grading will be based on class participation, short in-class or take-home exercises, and a final take-home exam.

Degree Requirements
Enrollment Restrictions
JD students only
2015
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

524.01 1 Jane Bahnson Th 3:45-5:15 PM Room 4040

This one-credit advanced research seminar will introduce students to specific sources and strategies for researching a variety of health and medical legal topics, including the right to health care, medical malpractice, care for the elderly and disabled, medical privacy laws, pharmaceutical and medical device regulations, and medical ethics and experimentation. Particular focus will be placed on researching topics covered in Medicine and Law 512, including clinical research and informed consent, conflicts of interest, standards of care, access to scarce resources, and end of life medical/legal issues. This course will cover key primary and secondary sources for health and medical law research including statutes, regulations, and agency materials. Grading will be based on class participation, short in-class or take- home exercises, and a final take-home exam.Recommended to be taken in conjunction with: Medicine and Law (Law 512)

Syllabus: File 524.01.Fall2015-syllabus.docx

Degree Requirements
Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
2013
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

524.01 1 Jane Bahnson Th 4:30-6:00 pm Room 3171
This one-credit advanced research seminar will introduce students to specific sources and strategies for researching a variety of health and medical legal topics, including the right to health care, medical malpractice, care for the elderly and disabled, medical privacy laws, pharmaceutical and medical device regulations, and medical ethics and experimentation. We will cover key primary and secondary sources for health and medical law research: state and federal statutes, regulations and other administrative materials, state and federal case law, subject-specific secondary sources, medical research literature, and sources for current awareness in the health and medical fields. Grading will be based on class participation, short in-class or take- home exercises, and a final written project and brief presentation.

Degree Requirements
Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
2012
Spring 2012
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

524.01 1 Jane Bahnson 10-noon 10-noon Room 2211 (Fite Room)
This one-credit advanced research seminar will introduce students to specific sources and strategies for researching a variety of health and medical legal topics, including the right to health care, medical malpractice, care for the elderly and disabled, medical privacy laws, pharmaceutical and medical device regulations, and medical ethics and experimentation. We will cover key primary and secondary sources for health and medical law research: state and federal statutes, regulations and other administrative materials, state and federal case law, subject-specific secondary sources, medical research literature, and sources for current awareness in the health and medical fields. Grading will be based on class participation, short in-class or take- home exercises, and a final written project and brief presentation.

Degree Requirements
Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

*Please note that this information is for planning purposes only, and should not be relied upon for the schedule for a given semester. Faculty leaves and sabbaticals, as well as other curriculum considerations, will sometimes affect when a course may be offered.