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Public Health Law (Feldman)
Spring 2014   LAW 934-001  

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Meeting Times/Location
W 4:30PM - 6:30PM
Tanenbaum Hall 253

Faculty
Eric A. Feldman

Professor of Law

efeldman@law.upenn.edu
Additional Information

Concentration
International Law, Human Rights, and Immigration
Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties
Courts and the Administration of Justice
Health Law
Perspectives on the Law
Administrative and Regulatory Law

Skills Training
Oral Presentations
Expository Writing
Other Professional Skills: Engaging in policy debates with non-legal professionals.

Grading
90% Paper,
10% Other (Other = weekly postings to Canvas.)

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement

With Permission of Instructor

Category
Seminar

Credits
3.0

This seminar will examine a number of urgent issues at the intersection of law and public health, particularly those that involve a conflict between the rights of individuals and the well-being of the community. Rather than being wedded to a particular field of legal doctrine, we will use a case study approach to analyze US and international conflicts over (and regulation of) tobacco, junk food, pandemics/vaccines, natural and nuclear disasters, and HIV/AIDS, among others. Several distinguished guests will be invited to speak to the class, and students will have the opportunity to research, write, and present original research.

Textbooks

"Do You Believe in Magic? The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine, NY" by Paul A. Offit
Edition: 2013
Publisher: Harp Pub
Required