The law governing human reproduction is complicated and rapidly evolving. Legal issues that arise out of the reproductive process can include elements of constitutional law, family law, civil rights law, health law, as well as tort and contract law.
The purpose of this class is to introduce you to the legal and policy issues currently implicated in the reproductive process and explore potential frameworks for analyzing the novel situations that will undoubtedly arise as family structures and reproductive technologies evolve. The class will provide both an overview of the current legal landscape while also challenging you to think about what the law governing reproduction should be as a normative matter. While sometimes using international law as a point of comparison, the coruse wil l focus primarily on US law and policy.
NOTE: This course was taught in the 2018-2019 year as LAW 731: Special Topics in Law: Reproductive Rights Seminar.