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Courses with a health law component offered at the Faculty

The descriptions below link to the University's online Course Calendar database, and update automatically each year. For a more complete description of these courses, please refer the latest Course Offerings document, which is found on the Law Student Affairs Office site, under Current course & registration information.

BUS2 501

3 credits
Patent Theory and Policy.

Business Law 2: Examination and critical assessment of the justifications of patent law; the tension between the public domain and private monopoly control; examination of international patent protection; international conventions touching on patent law, international trade instruments; examination of patents in relation to new technology: biotechnology, the Internet and business methods.

Offered by: Law

  • Prerequisite: BUS2 463
  • Restriction: Not open to first year students
  • Terms
    • Winter 2016
  • Instructors
    • Richard Gold


BUS2 502

3 credits
Intellectual & Industrial Property.

Business Law 2: An examination of private relationships involving inventive and creative activity through an analysis of various conceptions of intellectual property regimes, in the context of public governance of public space, as well as the interrelationship between international and national law.

Offered by: Law

  • Restrictions: Not open to first year students. Not open to students who have taken BUS2 463.
  • Terms
    • Fall 2015
    • Winter 2016
  • Instructors
    • Richard Gold
    • David Lametti, Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse


CMPL 522

3 credits
Medical Liability.

Comparative Law: Trans-systemic and critical examination of medical liability issues, including doctor-hospital-patient relationship; medical duty of care; medical fault and causation; wrongful life, birth and conception; informed consent and refusal; lack of resources; defective products; nosocomial infections; contaminated blood transfusions; interaction between law and science; future of medical liability.

Offered by: Law

  • Restriction: Not open to students in first year of Law.
  • Terms
    • This course is not scheduled for the 2015 academic year
  • Instructors
    • There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015 academic year


CMPL 546

3 credits
International Environmental Law and Politics.

Comparative Law: Examination of institutions and processes for global environmental protection. Consideration of means for advancing international cooperation for environmental protection, focusing on international law. Analysis of obstacles to applying international law to environmental problems. Examination of a range of governance structures for environmental protection and the way in which they operate.

Offered by: Law

  • Public International Law recommended
  • Terms
    • This course is not scheduled for the 2015 academic year
  • Instructors
    • There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015 academic year


CMPL 551

2 credits
Comparative Medical Law.

Comparative Law: A comparative study of selected medicolegal problems, including civil and criminal liability of doctors and hospitals, consent, emergency services, organ transplants, and euthanasia.

Offered by: Law

  • Terms
    • Fall 2015
  • Instructors
    • Margaret Somerville


The following courses aren't offered for 2014-2015

CMPL 575 Discrimination and the Law
PUB2 500 Law and Psychiatry
CMPL 511 Social Diversity and Law
PRV2 500 Children and the Law
BUS2 501 Patent Theory and Policy
CMPL 565 International Humanitarian Law
CMPL 576 Science Technology and Law
CMPL 603 Human Rights & Cultural Diversity
CMPL 605 Regulation Technology/Society
CMPL 642 Law and Health Care