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 population’s health with the rights of individuals to be free from unreasonable coercion. The focus will be on how to apply public health law and theory in practice through existing and hypothetical cases. We will examine a range of emerging case studies, such as current efforts to regulate firearms, drug control, and the recent Ebola experience.
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit