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Fall 2023

5108 Advanced Health Law - EWER/KALEEMULLAH- 13348

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

Credits: 1

Course Areas: Health Law 

Time: 6:00p-7:00p  T  Location: 100 

Course Outline: 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. 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: (Face-to-Face)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.

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


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: No

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials

No book required for this course

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