Genetics and the Law

As scientists unravel the health and behavioral implications of the 30,000 genes in the human body, legal issues abound. Genetic tests are being offered to let people know if they are at risk of having a child with a genetic defect or if they will later in life suffer from cancer or other diseases. Genetic predispositions are also being investigated for certain behaviors, such as intelligence or anti-social behavior. This course, which requires a paper rather than an exam, will cover the tort law, family law, health law, constitutional law, criminal law, employment law, and insurance law implications of developments in genetics. 
(re-added 11/08)

Course Information
Course #: LAW 298
Program: JD
Course Type: JD Elective
Area of Study: Family Law, Health Law, Policy and Bioethics
Credit Hours: Three credit hours.