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Global Health Law (LAW-719D-001)

Meets: 04:00 PM - 05:50 PM (T) - Room 500

Enrolled: 12 / Limit: 22


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This seminar is focused on international health law—including the International Health Regulations, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and issues regarding the governance of the World Health Organization. We will also study the global health impact of transnational legal frameworks in other areas—including human rights, trade, intellectual property, and the environment. Through case studies and simulations on topics such as sexually transmitted infections, tobacco control, obesity, exposure to environmental hazards, and public health emergencies, students will engage in an experiential and problem-based study of law as a tool for promotion of population health, wellbeing, and equity. Intensive student projects will form a core component of the seminar experience, inviting students to develop a creative, evidence-based advocacy strategy for addressing an identified public health need within a defined population.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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First Class Readings

•Lawrence Gostin, Global Health Law (chapter from Public Health Law & Ethics: A Reader) (posted to MyWCL)