Biotechnology and Life Sciences

Law 294W



Rigorous Writing Experience (RWE)



This course introduces students to the main areas of the emerging discipline of biotechnology law and provides students with a rigorous, practice-oriented written exercise in one of these areas: patent law (legal doctrine and relevant work of patent lawyers in biotechnology); the business of biotechnology (covering corporate law issues, venture capital and other private financing options, public funding, and university/private-sector partnerships); health-related biotechnology practice (including research/medical ethics, regulation, and public policy concerning DNA research and the use of genetic information).

Students choose one of the 3 subfields for their practice exercise. In each subfield, there will be one or more problem options. Students will present their respective problems and outline their proposed solutions. All members of the class are required to attend all presentations and engage in discussion with the presenter.

Business Associations and Intellectual Property or Patent Law, or permission of professor.

J. Cadigan (Adjunct), J. Conley

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