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Global Health, Law and Human Rights (Spring 2018)

  • Course Number: LAW-707
  • Class Number: 03387
  • Instructor: Sofia Gruskin

Course Description

The course sheds light on the complex interactions between international and domestic law, global health and human rights, with particular emphasis on their interactions in addressing public health challenges. With a focus on strengthening the ability to engage in interdisciplinary work, the course brings law students together with public health and medical students to engage in real life problem solving. The course provides the basis for literacy in human rights law and the links to global health, including core principles, key documents, institutions, governance and practices. Frameworks for analyzing and addressing the interactions between law, health and human rights are introduced and applied, including the effects of law, policies and programs on human rights and on health. Topics including sexuality, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, the Zika virus, and non- communicable disease will be used to illustrate and explore practical applications of law and human rights to the most pressing global health challenges of the day.

The course will mix several formats designed to support training in working across disciplines. Most classes will include some lecture, small groups discussions, an in-class exercise, and a wrap-up highlighting key points.

Course Details

  • Unit Value: 3
  • Grading Options: Numerical Only
  • Schedule: M 9:00 am - 11:50 am
  • Room Number: Room 106
  • Exam: Paper
  • Writing Requirement: Yes with submission of the Upper Division Writing Requirement Form.
  • Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: No
  • Participation: Points will be awarded