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Global Health Law: An Intensive, Problem-Based Exploration
J.D. Seminar 594 (cross-listed) | 2 credit hours
In this intensive course, students will work with faculty and fellows at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law to gain an indepth understanding of global health law through intensive examination and role play of one or more major problems in global health. Potential problems could include a naturally occurring infectious disease epidemic such as extensively drug resistant tuberculosis; a future epidemic such as pandemic Influenza (A) H5N; an intentional introduction of a lethal pathogen such as anthrax; and/or major chronic diseases caused by obesity or tobacco use. Students should come to this course with a basic level of understanding of global health law, including the major international health treaties and governing structures. When studying and role playing these kinds of problems, students will be asked to construct innovative methods of global health governance, drawing upon existing international health law and institutions, along with a vision for more ideal models. The course will also capitalize on materials developed in collaboration with faculty from the School of Nursing and Health Studies for use in the “health care situation room”.
ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY AT ALL CLASS SESSIONS. All enrolled and waitlisted students must be in attendance at the start of the first class session in order to be eligible for a seat in the class and must attend each class session in its entirety. This course requires full participation at all class sessions.
In Fall 2015, the course will meet for four days of intensive sessions on September 26-27 and October 24-25. The course will meet on Saturday, September 26, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sunday, September 27, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Saturday, October 24, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 25, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The first weekend of the course will be held at the Law School and the second weekend will be on the Main Campus at St Mary's at the School of Nursing and Health Studies.