Certificate(s): High Tech Law Public Interest and Social Justice Law (List C)
This course explores scientific, political, regulatory and constitutional issues associated with assisted reproduction, cloning and genetic engineering. Technologies include: artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, and donor eggs and sperm; human cloning, both reproductive and stem cell research; and genetic engineering accomplished through preimplantation genetic diagnosis and gene transfer. Topics include: a critical analysis of the public policy debates surrounding these technologies; laws and regulations that attempt to limit or ban the use of these technologies; equal protection for human clones; procreative, scientific and therapeutic liberties under the Constitution; and genetic engineering as an aspect of a parent’s right to rear his or her child. Approved IP LLM course.
Limited enrollment. Reading assignment for first class posted online. The top five students on the wait list should attend the first day.