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USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
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Global Health, Law and Human Rights (Spring 2019)
- Course Number: LAW-707
- Class Number: 03388
- Instructor: Sofia Gruskin
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 multi-disciplinary work, the course brings law students together with public health and doctoral students in other USC programs to engage in real life problem solving. The course provides the basis for literacy in human rights law, including core principles, key documents, institutions, governance and practices relevant to global health work, all with the aim of strengthening the practice aspects of legal work in doing this work in the United States, in other countries and within the United Nations. 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 pressing global health challenges.
The course will mix several formats designed to support training in working across disciplines. Most classes will include lecture, small groups discussions, an in-class exercise, and a wrap-up highlighting key points.
CR/D/F grading is available with instructor permission. Must be taken for a numerical grade if paper is to satisfy the upper division writing requirement.
- Unit Value: 3
- Grading Options: Numerical Only
- Schedule: M 9:00 am - 11:50 am
- Room Number: Room 106
- Exam: Paper and presentation
- Writing Requirement: Yes with submission of the Upper Division Writing Requirement Form.
- Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: no
- Participation: Required and graded
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