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Health and Medical Research for Lawyers

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.

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.


Jane Bahnson
Health and Medical Research for Lawyers 524.01
Fall 2013
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Jane Bahnson
Health and Medical Research for Lawyers 524.01
Spring 2012
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FAST TRACK: Meets Jan 11, Jan 18, Feb 1, Feb 8, Feb 15, Feb 22, 2012

Molly Brownfield
Health and Medical Research for Lawyers 524.01
Fall 2009
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**Students must attend first class to maintain enrollment.**

This class will meet for six 2-hour class sessions and in subsequent individual conferences with the instructor. The class runs the first half of the Fall Semester; concluding by Fall Beak.