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O'Neill Colloquium: Scholarly Perspectives on Health Reform
J.D. Seminar 321 (cross-listed) | 3 credit hours
The Fall 2009 O’Neill Colloquium will consider health care reform. A series of prominent scholars, researchers, and participants in the health reform process will present works-in-progress or current publications that address aspects of health reform. Student participants will contribute by preparing questions for the presenters, writing short commentaries that critique the presenters’ papers, and engaging in robust discussion with the presenters, participating faculty, and each other. Georgetown Law faculty and others in the Washington community with a professional interest in scholarship and research on health reform will, from time to time, participate in the colloquium. Student participants, however, will have priority in class discussions. The colloquium will provide students with a deeper and richer perspective on the health reform debate, as well as a sampling of the ideas and knowledge that scholars and researchers at the cutting edge are bringing to this debate. Readings will include presenters’ publications or works-in-progress and, from time to time, background materials.
Prerequisite: Prior or concurrent enrollment in at least one other health law course.
The colloquium is designed for students with a strong interest in health law.
This seminar requires a paper. J.D. students must register for the 3 credit section of the seminar if they wish to write a paper fulfilling the Upperclass Legal Writing Requirement. The paper requirements of the 2 credit section will not fulfill the J.D. Upperclass Legal Writing Requirement. The 3 credit WR section is year-long.