Spring 2013 Course Schedule

Law and Drug Policy (LAW-916-001)

Meets: 06:00 PM - 07:50 PM (TH) - Room 403

Enrolled: 14 / Limit: 20

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This course is a creative discussion of the legal aspects of drug policy. Course participants will engage in a rigorous analysis to discern how legal principles have influenced efforts to control substance abuse, how drug policy has influenced the law, and how lawyers can influence policy development. This course is a 2 credit seminar. Grading will be based on a research paper and class participation (10%). Reading assignments will be approximately 30-60 pages per week using both full and edited cases, and other primary source materials.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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First Class Readings

United States v. Doremus, 249 U.S. 86 (1919); Webb v. United States, 269 U.S. 96 (1919); Linder v. United States, 268 U.S. 5 (1925); United States v. Moore, 423 U.S. 122 (1975); Robinson v. California, 370 U.S. 660 (1962).
Boggs Act, P.L 82-255 (1951) and the Narcotics Control Act of 1956


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