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Fall 2020
5108 Advanced Health Law - EWER/KALEEMULAH- 16396

Professor(s): Michael Ewer (OTHER FACULTY)
Tanweer Kaleemullah (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 1

Course Areas: Health Law 

Time: 6:00p-7:00p  T  Location: 4  BLB

Course Outline: Advanced Health Law, Fall Semester 2020
University of Houston Law Center
Professor: Michael S. Ewer, MD, PhD, JD, LLM
Course Number: 5108
Time and Place: (TBA)
Professor Contact:

This course is required for all students enrolled in the University of Houston Law School, Health Law & Policy Institute's LL.M. degree program; it is also open to JD students who intend to pursue the LL.M. degree. It may be taken during the first semester, but could be taken later as well. The course will require each student present a formal lecture on some aspect of health law that is timely, of special interest to the student, and relevant to health policy. These presentations should include a well thought out PowerPoint image deck prepared by the student that may be reviewed by the professor prior to the presentation if the student wishes additional guidance. The presentation will then be written in the form of a short paper for consideration for publication on line. The presentation, the paper, and class participation will constitute the criteria for grading; JD students who enroll must understand and agree that the grading curve will be applied.

Students will distribute their topic for discussion to enrollees prior to their presentation day so that all can peruse the article, case, or commentary and be prepared to better offer opinions, critiques, and thoughts. The student presenting will lead the discussion and field questions from the other students or listeners; students will critique the presentation for content and communication skills anonymously; the professor will moderate and intervene as may be required.

The intent of this course is to look at contemporary issues of health law, but additionally to enable students who may be seeking employment in health law to have a presentation that they may use or modify when asked to present as part of their pre-employment evaluation.

The class will be open to observers, students, and faculty members who would like to attend or comment on a particular presentation.

Office hours are before or after class, or to be arranged with the professor; discussion of topics and presentation style are encouraged.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: HyFlex  The instructor for this course has expressed a preference to teach in a physical classroom. The extent to which that room will be used during the semester is up to the instructor and may vary during the semester. When the classroom is used by an instructor, those class sessions will be operated in “HyFlex” mode: remote presence is available to any student via internet videoconferencing, and recordings will be available. More details should be made available from the instructor via their syllabus or via other means as the start of the semester nears.

The course is only open to Health Law LL.M students.


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:
Exam: No
Paper: Yes

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials (3/30/2020 4:28:23 PM)

No book required for this course

No book will be required for this course.