LGP 990 (06) - Law Special Topics

LawSpcTop/Bioethics & the Law

Law   Franklin Pierce School of Law :: General Practice (LAW)
Credits: 2.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Law (01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 56981
Special topics courses explore emerging developments in the law or take advantage of special expertise provided by visitors and guest faculty. Courses offered under this title are approved by the Associate Dean and may be designated to meet skills or advanced writing requirements. Special topics classes may only satisfy elective credit and are available only to law students after their first year of study and graduate students by permission.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits.
Majors not allowed in section: LAW: JD HYBRID
Excluding the following students: Graduate Law - Online
Instructors: William Shaw

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/16/2024 5/10/2024 F 1:15pm - 3:15pm UNHL 202
Additional Course Details: 

Bioethics and the Law

This course is an introduction to bioethics and the law.   The course will consider the role of law and legal institutions in ethical and social issues that arise in society including: doctor-patient relationship, medical malpractice, privacy issues, health care finance, end-of-life issues, organ donation, disability, mental health, public health, medical product regulation, food regulation, regulation of research and intellectual property. The course will approach these topics in light of the effect of the development of new medical and technological advances including artificial intelligence, biotechnology and life sustaining technologies.  Students will understand the basic concepts of bioethics, discern questions of ethics vs. law and understand the key topics presented in the class.