Advanced Bioethics and the Law Seminar/Course

Course Description

This seminar examines the impact of advancements in the biosciences on a variety of legal and policy issues. Topics vary year to year, but typically include the doctrine of informed consent, biomedical research ethics, physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia, the allocation and sale/donation of body parts, the intersection of conscience and medical care, and medical and law enforcement uses of genetic information. In examining these various issues, students will consider the content and consistency of current law, the policy goals motivating legal regulation, the impact of technological innovation, and directions for legal reform. Seminar students may use their paper to satisfy the Advanced Writing Requirement.

Current and Previous Instructors

Key to Codes in Course Descriptions

P: Prerequisite
C: Prerequisite or Concurrent Requirement
R: Recommended Prior or Concurrent Course

Currently Scheduled Sections

CRN: 99661

  • Fall '24
  • 3
  • 402
  • Wed: 2:10-4:10


  • Natalie Ram

  • Waitlisted. (Limit 12).