Health Care & The Law

Students interested in health care law need to choose among classes that address the major areas of concern within the field: health care financing and delivery; health policy; bioethics, including matters related to patient/physician relationships, reproductive rights, and clinical trials; biotechnology, including drug and device development and patenting; and public health, as well as the related subject of disability law. Because health law encompasses a wide range of subjects, students should consider which areas and courses are most relevant to the subset of health care issues that interest them.

This is a course about the law governing private agreements. The course analyzes the criteria for determining whether or not a particular promise or voluntary agreement is legally enforceable and...

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This course focuses on personal injury law, as it has developed within the Anglo-American legal tradition. In particular, the concept of negligence and the refinements of negligence law will be...

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B. Emerson J. Michaels

This course is an introduction to the legal, normative, and organizational principles that undergird the administrative state. We will study the sources of law for agency action and examine the ways...

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T. Laddon

Prescription drugs and medical devices dominate the news. Whether through breakthrough medical advances in areas such as orthopedics, obstetrics, cardiology, oncology, or a variety of psychiatric...

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A. Heinrich A. Iancu D. Lichtman

This is an introductory course in patent law and patent strategy. Although the readings will at times cover technical areas, no technical background is required or even helpful. Instead, our...

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M. Grady D. Lichtman

Patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret law are increasingly playing a central role in the economy, in business strategy, in scientific achievement, and in culture as well. This survey is...

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K. Eichensehr D. Lowenstein

Many of the rules that govern the modern legal order come from statutes enacted by legislatures and from regulations issued by administrative agencies. While most law school classes focus on case...

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J. Cantor J. Horwitz

This course is an introduction into the law, policy, politics, ethics, and economics of health care in the United States. We will explore and discuss the legal and policy considerations that have...

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T. Bryant J. Horwitz

The nonprofit sector is a vibrant part of our economy, providing multiple types of paid employment opportunities, including legal work in for-profit organizations that have associated charitable...

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M. Roberts

UCLA School of Law has established the Resnick Center for Food Law and Policy, which has emerged as a thought leader in this new field. The Resnick Center recognizes the important role of food law...

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This course is an introduction to public health law and policy in the United States. We will discuss ways that law can and should be used to improve health, focusing on the legal basis and limits of...

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J. Michaels

This seminar examines the increasing powerful theory and practice of "running government like a business." We will consider local, state, and federal case studies in which government operates...

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A. Heinrich A. Iancu D. Lichtman K. Orso

This seminar is designed to allow students to delve deeply into current issues and controversies in patent law. The seminar is co-taught by two partners from the law firm of Irell & Manella who...

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A. Park L. Stemple

Sexual politics cut across issues in human rights, encompassing debates about gender equality, cultural relativism, sexual orientation, human trafficking, and HIV/AIDS. This seminar explores the role...

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This course will examine the intersection of law, health and public policy as applied through medical-legal partnerships. An emerging national trend poised to expand under the implementation of...

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J. Cantor

In this seminar, we will explore issues in medical ethics and law that are almost always in the headlines and fall under the broad umbrella of "reproduction." We will examine how the institutions of...

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This seminar examines contemporary issues of and scholarship on health reform. The seminar will provide a framework from which to understand and evaluate the ethical, empirical and legal...

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M. Deutchman

Central to the extraordinary success of the American experiment is the ability of religious minorities to thrive. This success is largely attributable to the First Amendment’s Free Exercise and...

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R. Sears

The HIV/AIDS epidemic is one of the greatest public health crises of the past four decades and has resulted in significant legislation and public policy geared toward both infected and affected...

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E. Parson

This course will examine the challenges posed to legal arrangements and institutions of government by certain societal trends – principally related to technological advance and environmental stress –...

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In the United States, 69% of adults are overweight or obese and noncommunicable diseases (and especially heart disease) are by far the leading cause of death. These staggering figures continue to...

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E. Chong

The Patent and Trademark Clinics at UCLA School of Law teach students how to file applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The clinics offer such limited legal services on a...

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L. McClelland

This course is designed to provide an introduction to specific sources and research skills relevant to the study of health policy and the practice of health law. No prerequisites are required. This...

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J. Horwitz L. McClelland

The U.S. health care system is the most expensive system (per capita) on earth, often not particularly effective at improving health, and terribly controversial. The members of this course will...

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