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Global Health Law
Professor Allyn Taylor
LL.M Course 493 (cross-listed) | 4 credit hours
This course provides an opportunity to closely examine the legal, economic, ethical, and political aspects of global health. The determinates of health (e.g., pathogens, air, food, water, lifestyle choices) do not originate solely within national borders. Health threats inexorably spread to neighboring countries, regions, and even continents. Peoples’ lives are profoundly affected by commerce, politics, science, and technology from all over the world. This course will explore why health hazards seem to change form and migrate everywhere on the earth; why global health and global health law are emerging as central issues of multilateral concern; why extant global governance systems are frequently ineffective; and the strengths and limitations of international law as a tool for improving the health of the world’s population, especially the poorest and most vulnerable. Students will be expected to take a final exam and write a 5 page analysis on an area of importance in global health law.
Students may not receive credit for both this course and the 2-credit version of Global Health Law.
Required for the Global Health Law LL.M. This course will require a take-home exam as well as a 5-page analysis and presentation on an area of importance in global health law. This course will include two simulation exercises to be held on two Saturdays (dates to be announced) during the course of the semester. Any students who are unable to attend the sessions will have the option of writing a 5-page paper analyzing a problem based on the readings required for the sessions.