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LAW 5059: Drug Law, Policy, and Practice: Marijuana Regulation
Fall 2019 • Section 21 • CRN 39201

Course Description

This course will analyze how we regulate drugs in the United States, using one of the most current and high profile examples – marijuana. As part of our analysis, we will use a public health perspective to evaluate marijuana policy. Our study of the history and current landscape of marijuana law in the United States will have a particular focus on how policy is made through legislation and regulation. The three goals of this course are for students to: 1) explore how the legal powers of the state work to impact the health of its citizens, 2) develop the practical skills of legislative & regulatory drafting and client document preparation, and 3) gain a foundational understanding of marijuana policy and its effect on their eventual practice of law.


Day/Time Location
M 7:30-9:20 PM Klein 8A

Course Details

  • Jonathan Tew
Credit Hours

2 Credits



Course Type
  • Non-Exam
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement
  • Experiential/Professional Skills

Registration Info

No Registration Restrictions.

Book List/Materials