321.01 The Law and Policy of Innovation: the Life Sciences

This course analyzes the legal and policy regimes that shape the introduction of new products, processes, and services in the life science industries. Innovation in biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, health services, and health care delivery is central to the heavily regulated life sciences sector, and thus the sector offers a window into multiple intersections of scientific innovation, regulatory policy, and law.  Innovation in this sector is also shaped by multiple bodies of law (e.g. intellectual property law, FDA law, federal and state-based insurance and professional regulation, antitrust, tax), each with its own private and public constituencies, and therefore offers an opportunity to assess how different bodies of law approach the common issue of innovation.  Although this course focuses on innovation in the life science industries, this focus will produce lessons for innovation policy in other regulated and less-regulated industries. 

Enrollment Pre-/Co- Requisite Information

The course has no prerequisites. However, students will be expected to be quick studies on a variety of legal subjects.

Spring 2016

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room
321.01
Course Credits
Barak D. Richman, Arti K. Rai MTh 9:00-10:20 AM 3000
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.321.01.Sp16
Email list: LAW.321.01.Sp16@sakai.duke.edu
Course
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - LLM