Levin College of Law
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Public Health Law

Course Number: LAW 6930 Credits: 3

The Institute of Medicine has stated that: “The mission of public health is to fulfill society’s interest in assuring conditions in which people can be healthy.”  One of the tools for achieving this mission is through the legal system. This course will provide law students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities they will need as practicing attorneys for analyzing the legal, policy and ethical issues raised when events occur which impact or threaten the public’s health or when a public or private entity seeks to improve the public’s health.