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Global Health Law and Governance: Grand Challenges
J.D. Course 725 | 2 credit hours
This course examines the legal, economic, ethical, and political aspects of global health and the “grand challenges” in governing this complex area. The determinants 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. Numerous actors (including states, intergovernmental organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and multinational corporations) currently operate in the global health space and concerns have arisen about the need for greater collaboration and coordination of states and non-state actors.
Global Health Law LL.M. students may take Global Health Law: An Intensive, Problem-Based Exploration (2 credits) and this class, Global Health Law & Governance (2 credits), in lieu of Global Health Law (4 credits) to fulfill the basic course requirement needed for the degree.