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Health-Related Courses

The Law School offers a health law overview course as well as important supporting classes such as Administrative Law, Legislation, Introduction to the Regulatory State, Intellectual Property, and Antitrust. New health-related lecture and seminar courses are introduced every year by the faculty. Recent examples include:

Bioethics and Law
Comparative Consumer and Products Liability Law
Drugs and the Criminal Law
Drug Product Liability Litigation
[The] Engineering and Ownership of Life
Global Health, Politics & Economics
Guns in America
Law and the American Health Care System
Legal and Medical Professions
Markets, Morals and the Law (the NHS)
Marriage and the State
Public Benefits Law and Antipoverty Policy
Regulating Sexuality: Legal and Psychological Perspectives
Regulation and Institutional Design
Sexuality, Health, and Human Rights
Theories of Sexuality, Gender, and the Law

Interdisciplinary Programs and Collaboration

Yale University offers a rich interdisciplinary environment that allows for study and collaboration across the fields of law and policy, business and economics, and medicine and biological science. The following are just a few examples of many ongoing collaborations:

- The Global Health Justice Partnership, a joint program of Yale Law School and Yale School of Public Health that promotes research, projects, and academic exchanges on a global stage in the areas of law, health, and human rights.

- The Institute for Public Service (ISPS), Yale’s domestic policy school, has an active and engaged Health Policy Group, in which Yale Law faculty participate and in which Yale Law students serve as fellows. ISPS shares the Law School’s mission to be on the frontlines of health policy development and works with the Law School to bring major, real-world policy projects to Yale. Beginning in Fall 2013, ISPS and the Law School will co-host a monthly, university-wide interdisciplinary lunch on current health-related research.

- YLS is developing a new partnership with the Yale Cancer Center to study how law can contribute to the Center’s research and treatment missions.

- The Healthcare Collective is an umbrella organization that facilitates coordination among the many health-related student groups at Yale’s graduate and professional schools.

- The Information Society Project (ISP) is based at YLS and focuses on how new information technologies affect democracy, development, and civil rights. The ISP houses a Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice, led by a former Supreme Court litigator. It also runs many events of interest to students with a health law focus, taking up cutting-edge issues related to privacy, intellectual property, new technologies, and health.

Joint Degrees

In addition to cross-registering for individual classes outside the Law School, students have the option of applying to joint degree programs with other schools within Yale University, such as the School of Public Health, the School of Medicine, or the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Students may also apply for the accelerated three-year J.D.-M.B.A. program offered in conjunction with the School of Management. For more information on joint degrees, please visit www.law.yale.edu/jointdegree.