Boston University School of Law

Health Law Newsletter Fall 2011

Program News

BU expands cross-disciplinary opportunities in health law

A number of interdisciplinary health law courses will be available to students this fall, “demonstrating the tremendous cross-disciplinary opportunities in health law at BU,” said Associate Professor of Law Kevin Outterson.

Public Health Law (SPH LW 751) introduces law and School of Public Health students to the legal system and to major legal issues and problems confronting public health professionals. Students learn how the legal system can be used to advance the implementation of specific public health policies. The class is taught by Professors of Law George J. Annas and Leonard H. Glantz.

Health Sector Consulting (HM840) is an applied consulting project course in which teams of law and management students engage in live-client marketing consulting projects involving local, regional and national health sector organizations. The class is taught by Roberta N. Clarke, associate professor of marketing at the School of Management.

Health and Human Rights (SPH LW 740) encourages law and School of Public Health students to explore the relationship between human rights and health. Professor of Law George J. Annas co-teaches the class with Michael Grodin, professor of health law, bioethics and human rights at the School of Public Health.

Bench-to-Bedside: Translating Biomedical Innovation from the Laboratory to the Marketplace (LAW LA 997) invites law and health sector management students to study the translation of medical technologies into new products and services for the health care system and related issues such as intellectual property, licensing, and launching new entrepreneurial ventures. The class is taught by School of Management Lecturer Ashley J. Stevens, special assistant to the vice president of research in BU’s Office of Technology Transfer.

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