Categories: Health Law
Instructor(s) Charo, R. Alta
This course will survey examples of classic public health efforts mediated through law, including quarantine, vaccination, disease surveillance, birth control, drug criminalization, sanitation, food safety, nutrition, and physical fitness. It will also touch on modern areas of activity, such as newborn genetic screening, smoking cessation, accident prevention, gun control, domestic violence reporting, and obesity reduction. Con Law 1 and 2 are not prerequisites, but will be helpful, especially when considering the civil rights issues raised by government efforts to control personal behaviors. Students will prepare final papers from a list of current topics.