333.01 Science Law & Policy

What are the government policies that support science? How is science regulated and controlled? What can science contribute to law and policy? How do the states, the federal government and international agencies interact to set science policy? How do disparate regulations and law impact research and translation? How is scientific research funded? These questions and more will be explored by looking at the interaction of law, science, and policy. The class is a mix of law, ethics and science students, and learning how to talk to one another in a common language is an important element of the course. Classes will include consideration and analysis of cases studies. There are no prerequisites for the course, and there is no requirement that students have either graduate or upper-level undergraduate training in the sciences. Course evaluation will be based on class participation, student presentation, weekly discussion questions, a short paper, and a final exam.

Fall 2017

Course NumberCourse CreditsEvaluation MethodInstructorMeeting Day/TimesRoom
333.01
Take-home examination
Reflective Writing
Practical exercises
In-class exercise
Class participation
Michael B. Waitzkin
Th
4:00-6:45 PM
4055
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.333.01.F17
Email list: LAW.333.01.F17@sakai.duke.edu
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