Public Health Law   [Archived Catalog]
2018-2019 School of Law Bulletin

LAWS 672 - Public Health Law

Credits: 2

This course focuses on legal issues relating to the different methods states and the federal government can use to promote public health. Students will examine the constitutional framework that guides state action and will examine in depth the relationship between federal, state and local governmental entities in the nation's public health infrastructure. The course will examine current legal challenges in connection with the protection of public health, as well as historic problems and responses. Topics may include regulatory and other legal responses to bioterrorism, STDs, smoking, and obesity, as well as laws designed to provide access to preventive health services.

Prerequisites:   None (Health Law and Policy is recommended, but not required)

Basis of Grade: Examinatioin

Form of Grade: Letter