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Fall 2023

6396 Genetics & the Law - ROBERTS- 18244

Professor(s): Jessica Roberts (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Health Law 
Intellectual Property and Information Law

Time: 10:30a-12:00p  TTH  Location: 211 

Course Outline: This three credit course surveys the use of genetic information across several areas of law, including property law and IP, family law, criminal law, public health law, privacy law, and antidiscrimination law. Students enrolled in the class will produce three brief response papers of one to two pages in length and complete a take-home exam.

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.


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: Available

Course Materials

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: Genetics: Ethics, Law and Policy, 5th Edition; Mehlman, Rothstein, & Suter; ISBN: 978-1642427691

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