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Fall 2020
5297 Health Legislation & Advocacy - SMITH,E/VANE- 26473

Professor(s): Erin Smith (ADJUNCT)
Mark Vane (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Health Law 

Time: 5:30p-7:30p  TH  Location:  

Course Outline: This course will focus on the health care policy and both the legislative and administrative processes to successfully pass or implement a new law or policy. This includes the development process of a policy position, researching and drafting a policy proposal on behalf of a non-profit community partner or similar organization, potentially several throughout the course. Students will learn the skills to determine the best method to advance the law or policy proposal, whether through legislation or rulemaking. Students will testify or meet with current Texas legislators and staff, and several guest speakers will join the course to provide real world perspective.

Course Syllabus:

Course Notes: DistanceEd  The instructor for this course has expressed a preference to operate the course as distance education. This means no physical classroom is assigned for this course. This also most likely means synchronous internet videoconferencing class sessions during the day(s) and time(s) when the course is scheduled to meet. However, other, more flexible modalities are possible, such as not using some of the scheduled class sessions to meet but instead supplementing with asynchronous distance education techniques. More details should be made available from the instructor via their syllabus or via other means as the start of the semester nears.



First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 12/10 6-8pm      

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available