Course Description

LAW 612 - Medical Ethics, Reproduction, and the Law

In this seminar, students will explore complex issues in medical ethics and law that are ripped from the headlines and fall under the broad umbrella of "reproduction."  Topics include: forced sterilization, $50,000 oocytes, high-tech baby-making, embryos and divorce, age limits on access to assisted reproductive technology, abortion, civil liberties during pregnancy, birth in America, conflict in the neonatal intensive care unit, and defining parenthood. We will explore how the institutions of law and medicine - as well as society itself - have sought to approach and, when possible, resolve these dilemmas. Course materials will include: articles from newspapers, magazines, medical journals, and law reviews; excerpts from books, casebooks, and court cases; and television news broadcasts.  Course requirements: (1) consistent and meaningful participation in class discussions, and (2) a choice of writing projects (three 5-7 page "thought" papers, two 5-7 page "thought" papers and a book review, OR a 25+ page research paper on the order of a law review Note, which can fulfill the SAW requirement).  Enrollment is limited to 12, and preference is given to 3Ls.

Course Information:

This course is not offered in 2014 - 2015

Previous Course Offerings:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Julie Cantor 12F 612 SEM 1 R 10:45 AM - 12:35 PM 3.0 No Yes
Family Law; Health Care & The Law; Interdisciplinary Courses, & Cross-Listed Courses; Critical Race Studies;