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Access to Medicines: Intellectual Property and Global Public Health

Access to Medicines: Intellectual Property & Global Public Health

This 2 credit seminar examines the law and policy governing the availability, price and development of medicines worldwide, providing an overview of the international legal frameworks, national regulations, and innovation policies affecting access to existing medicines and the development of future treatments for global health. It encourages students to critically examine current international law governing pharmaceutical innovation and to engage in efforts to improve incentives for the pharmaceutical sector to better meet global health needs. This seminar is open to non-law graduate students depending on space and prior experience.

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.

Prerequisite Information

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Any other Intellectual Property course or suitable experience in intellectual property, global health or human rights. Non-law graduate students are encouraged to apply for permission to take this seminar.