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LAW 999: Health and Human Rights
Spring 2023 • Section 21 • CRN 12053

Course Description

This course will examine the interplay between health and human rights, equip students with a basic understanding of international human rights law as it pertains to health, and provide an overview of global health governance. Students will study approaches to regulation of health-related behaviors in the United States and by foreign governments. The course will compare legal and policy responses to select concerns that lie at the intersection of health and human rights—including HIV/AIDS, harm reduction, migration, sexual and reproductive health, disability, and criminalization. We will explore the effect of law on the health of particular social groups and its role in constructing and enabling bias and oppression.


Day/Time Location
W 10:00-11:50 AM Klein 8B

Course Details

  • Patty Skuster
Credit Hours

3 Credits



Course Type
  • Writing
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement
  • Writing Research
  • Bias in the Law


Registration Info

Registration Notes

For Spring 2023, students will register for this course using CRN 12053 (Int'l Health Law, Course 0997, Sect 021)

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