This Colloquium provides an opportunity for students and faculty to engage with interdisciplinary scholarship at the intersection of health, law, and society. For a number of years, the Law School has hosted a monthly interdisciplinary colloquium--a meeting of faculty interested in health, health law, and health policy from across the University--at which a leading academic (some of whom will be law professors, but others might be medical doctors, or policy experts) presents a piece of recent scholarship and then takes questions from the group. This course offers students the opportunity to attend the Colloquium, and to receive credit for doing so (1 credit each semester, for a maximum of 2 semesters).
The meetings for the course will consist of our monthly interdisciplinary paper presentations (four per semester), plus at least two additional meetings each semester, with only the participating students and Professors Gluck and Scott, to discuss additional, foundational readings that will be assigned to enhance the students' expertise in and comfort with the subject matter of the papers to be presented. The course will give students familiarity with a few areas of current health scholarship, as well to introduce students to the practice of scholarly critique and discussion.
Students will be expected to write a reaction memo responding to several of the presented papers, and all students in the course will be encouraged to participate in the discussions.
The course will also be open to a limited number of non-law students, provided they are full-time students in a Columbia degree program. No background in health law is necessary, but those with prior coursework or "real-world" experience in health-related areas are most welcome.
Students interested in registering for the course for the fall or the full year should submit a resume and brief statement of interest (including any health-related background or coursework you have) to Prof. Gluck's asst., Marianne Carroll, at firstname.lastname@example.org, by July 1. Students interested in spring only should submit by Thanksgiving. If the course is oversubscribed, we reserve the right to give preference to students interested in the full-year option.