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Genetics is becoming an important part of many legal practice areas, including intellectual property, family, health, constitutional, employment, criminal, corporate and agricultural law. Advancements in technology, including stem cell research, genetically modified organisms, DNA forensic evidence and nanotechnology, are raising a multitude of legal questions about privacy, intellectual property, regulation and liability.

Today's lawyers must be prepared to handle challenges like those that surround international trade, evidentiary standards, personalized medicine, licensing and business planning, to name a few. The LLM degree program in biotechnology and genomics is associated with the Center for Law, Science and Innovation, the nation's largest and oldest multidisciplinary research center focusing on the legal implications of new scientific discoveries and emerging technologies. The faculty has a long history of high-quality teaching, and a vast number hold postgraduate degrees in a wide array of sciences.

Coursework and research opportunities are diverse. Through classroom instruction and guided independent study, Master of Laws candidates examine the legal issues surrounding genetic applications such as:

  • cloning
  • forensic evidence
  • gene testing
  • gene therapy
  • genetically modified organisms
  • stem cells and behavioral genetics

The program is designed to be completed in nine months on a full-time basis but also may be pursued on a part-time basis. A degree candidate must complete 24 credit hours of coursework to obtain the Master of Laws degree in biotechnology and genomics. A candidate may elect to write a graduate thesis for either three or six credit hours or can elect not to write a thesis and fulfill the equivalent credits with other coursework. Two required courses are: genetics and the law, and biotechnology: science, law and policy.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Master of Laws program in biotechnology and genomics can excel in the following legal fields:

  • agricultural law and policy
  • bioethics
  • biomedical research ethics and law
  • biotechnology policy
  • biotechnology licensing and litigation
  • FDA regulation
  • genetics and the law
  • health law, particularly public health law
  • intellectual property law
  • nanotechnology law and policy

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Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Öğrenim seçenekleri

Full Time (9 ay)

Okul ücreti
US$25,200.00 (TRY 339,303) Yıllık

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Başlangıç tarihi

Planlanan Ocak 2022

Yer

Downtown Phoenix Campus

411 N. Central Ave.,

PHOENIX,

Arizona,

85004, United States

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Uluslararası öğrenciler için

In order to be admitted, an applicant must have completed a Juris Doctor degree program or a law degree program at a foreign institution that would qualify the applicant to practice law or pursue license to practice in that country and have submitted a complete application to the program.

English language proficiency requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Score of at least 550 (pBT) or 80 (iBT); International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Overall band score of the academic test of at least 6.5; Pearson Test of English (PTE) - Score of at least 60; Duolingo English test - Graduate minimum score of 105.

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