200. AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. 2
This comprehensive two (2) credit elective provides an overview of the federal health reform package known as the “Affordable Care Act” (ACA). Students learn how to interpret and comply with the ACA by reviewing key statutes, regulations, and case law. Emerging issues are explored through a series of interactive lectures, discussions, and exercises designed to demonstrate the practical impact that the ACA has had on health care delivery and broader society. There are no prerequisites for this course. Prior coursework in health law and/or policy is helpful but is not required.
299. CLIMATE LAW & POLICY. 3
Global climate change has quickly become one of the most pressing social, environmental, and economic challenges confronting the global community. This proposed three (3) credit class will explore the legal and political challenges involved in addressing and responding to climate change.
298A. HEALTH LAW SKILLS SEMINAR 1. 1
This comprehensive, two (2) credit elective provides an overview of the federal health reform package known as the “Affordable Care Act” (ACA). Students learn how to interpret and comply with the ACA by reviewing key statutes, regulations, and case law. Emerging issues are explored through a series of interactive lectures, discussions, and exercises designed to demonstrate the practical impact that the ACA has had on health care delivery and broader society.
298B. HEALTH LAW SKILLS SEMINAR 2. 1
Health Law Practical Skills Seminar 2 is a one (1) credit required course for M.J. and LL.M. health law students. The course is designed to help students learn how to effectively respond to adverse patient events. In this practice and simulation-based course, students interact with health care attorneys and others with expertise in: health care quality and risk management; employment law; medical staff issues; and the investigation and response to adverse events in a health care setting. Students will also participate in exercises to enhance their compliance, communication, and conflict resolution skills. The course culminates with a realistic, team-based simulation requiring student teams to interview Standardized Performers (SPs) trained to portray a doctor, nurse, and patient involved in an adverse health care event. Use of SPs in the Standardized Performance Assessment lab creates a highly realistic environment and engenders a more accurate student and performer response. Following the three simulated interviews, teams reflect upon what they have learned from the interviews, relevant materials reviewed, and their understanding of related legal principles. They then draft a memo outlining the team’s preliminary findings and recommendations. At the end of the simulation, students will receive extensive feedback by reviewing their team self-evaluations, evaluations from the SPs, video recordings of the team’s interviews of each SP, and critiques from the instructor. Students then have an opportunity to reflect on what they have learned by participating in a post-simulation debriefing and peer review.
297. SPORTS BETTING AND FANTASY SPORTS. 1
The course will examine the laws and cases addressing sports betting in the U.S. In addition, it will consider the role of fantasy sports as a surrogate for sports betting and analyze the functional relationship between the two activities.
399. THE ROLE OF LAND TENURE IN THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN AGRICULTURE. 1
This one-credit course, offered in summer 2016, will focus on the role that land ownership and use plays in the operation of American agriculture. The course will examine the history of federal land policy in the U.S., such as the Homestead Act and other land grants, in forming our land ownership structure. It will also examine the current reality of land tenure in the U.S., looking at who owns farmland and in what legal structures. Other topics will include: farm leasing; family farm succession planning; the role of land ethics in conservation and sustainability; farmland preservation and the role of land trust; and issues relating to land access for new farmers. Reading will be developed for each topic, including statutes, cases, portions of law review articles, government reports, news articles, and other sources.
298. CONSUMER PROTECTION. 3
A study of the various sources of law that have an impact on consumer sale, lease and credit transactions, including common law, state consumer legislation (e.g., Iowa Consumer Credit Code), federal consumer legislation and federal consumer regulations. Such consumer problems as warranty, deceptive trade practices, holder in due course, credit collection practices, credit disclosures and adhesive contractual provisions are explored.