Course Description

LAW 442 - Public Health Law and Policy

This course is an introduction to public health law and policy in the United States. We will discuss ways that law can and should be used to improve health, focusing on the legal basis and limits of public health laws (e.g. freedom of speech, freedom of religion, due process, privacy). We will examine different legal strategies that have been used to address traditional and contemporary public health problems. The course will cover topics including infectious diseases and mandatory vaccinations; obesity and nutritional labeling; health disparities; and water quality and the crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Course Information:

This course is not offered in 2018 - 2019

Categories
Administrative Law & Government Regulation - Public Health, Labor and Welfare; Constitutional Law, Government, and Public Policy; Health Care & The Law; Interdisciplinary Courses, & Cross-Listed Courses;