A Rightful Place for Public Health in American Law
Posted: 9 Sep 2002 Last revised: 2 Mar 2012
Date Written: March 1, 2012
Public health is a discipline that employs the science of epidemiology to study and explain phenomena in and affecting populations; it relies upon its own values, methodologies, and perspectives to analyze the world. The authors argue that public health perspectives and the public health implications of legal doctrines should be a component of core law school courses.
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