Section Description Provided by Instructor
This course will explore the legal framework in which public health operates, at the global, federal, state and local levels, examining the constitutional foundation for public health's broad police powers and the limits of its authority. We will study the interplay of public health's mission to safeguard the health of the populace and the rights of individuals to be free from unreasonable coercion. The movement over the past decade - spearheaded by the late Jonathan Mann - to posit as inextricable public health and human rights will be studied and evaluated through current cases in the United States and globally. Our goal will be to learn how to apply public health law and theory in practice through a range of existing and hypothetical cases.
T 4:20 –7:10 p.m.
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit
25 students maximum