Assisted Reproduction, Cloning and Genetic Engineering

Class Information Fall 2020

  • 3 units
  • Class No.: 19813
  • Meets: Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Time: 1:10 pm - 2:25 pm
  • Location: Online
  • Exam:
  • Course Description
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Kerry L. Macintosh

Inez Mabie Distinguished Professor of Law

Assisted Reproduction, Cloning and Genetic Engineering

Certificate(s): High Tech Law Public Interest and Social Justice Law (List C)

Course Description:

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.

Class Notes:

Limited enrollment.  Reading assignment for first class posted online.   The top five students on the wait list should attend the first day.