Biomedical Ethics - LAW 718

2-3 Hours

In this course (sometimes offered as a seminar), students examine a series of controversies related to modern medical practices, including withdrawal of life support, physician-assisted suicide, genetic engineering, abortion, reproductive issues, medical experimentation on human beings, health care rationing, and the effects of public health measures on privacy interests. Students consider the ethics and policy implications of such practices as well as the legal rules governing them.

Spring 2014 Section 001
Syllabus for Spring 2014 section 001
Fall 2012 Section 025
Syllabus for Fall 2012 section 025