Courses & Units

Biotechnology Law LAW619

Note:

Summer semester unit. Law students will be required to participate in a 2 to 3-hr primer on basic biotechnology concepts; Science students will be required to participate in a 2 to 3-hr primer on basic legal concepts.

Introduction

Designed to provide law students and science students with an overview of the major legal issues being encountered by participants in the biotechnology industry in both the public and the private sector, including scientists, lawyers, company executives, clinicians, regulators and policy makers, and the general public. Topics include: research and industry ethics, with particular focus on the conduct of research with commercial implications; regulation of biotechnology, cloning and stem cell technology; legal issues in the use of animals and human tissue in research; intellectual property issues, including international perspectives; access to natural resources, with particular focus on developing countries; access to the benefits of the biotechnology revolution.

Summary

Unit name Biotechnology Law
Unit code LAW619
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Law
Discipline Law
Coordinator

Prof. Dianne Nicol and Prof. Don Chalmers

Teaching staff

Prof. Dianne Nicol and Prof. Don Chalmers

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
3 090909

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Requisites

Prerequisites

LAW204 OR LAW252 AND LAW253 AND LAW255 AND LAW250 AND LAW251 AND LAW254 AND LAW256 OR LAW225 AND LAW221 AND LAW222 AND LAW226 AND LAW223 AND LAW224 AND LAW205 OR LAW222 AND LAW352 AND LAW224 AND LAW351 AND LAW253 AND LAW221 AND LAW223

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Seminar format for a total of 33 hours. This unit will be taught intensively in summer semester.

Assessment

2 hr test (40%), two 1,500 word assignments (50%), participation (10%)

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Textbooks

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