Science and Law in the Federal Government: Issues and Challenges

Science and Law in the Federal Government: Issues and Challenges

Professor Eric Lander
Spring 2018 reading group
T 5:00pm - 7:00pm in WCC Room 4062
1 classroom credit

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: None

This reading group will explore the interface of science and technology with law and public policy in the United States, including the work of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology during the past administration. Topics covered may range from gene patenting; access to medical records; forensic science; synthetic biology; the regulation of hearing aids; partisan gerrymandering; allocation of the radio spectrum for communications; and big data and privacy. Course material will be drawn from scientific articles, legal documents (cases, statutes, regulations and articles), government reports, and news articles.

Note: This reading group will meet on the following dates: 1/30, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6, 3/27, and 4/10.

strong>Drop Deadline: January 31, 2018 by 11:59pm EST

Subject Areas: Health Law, Intellectual Property, Cyberlaw and Technology, and Arts & Entertainment, Legal & Political Theory, Government Structure & Function, Criminal Law & Procedure, Constitutional Law & Civil Rights