HEALTH CARE FRAUD
(HEALTH LAW – 1050)
This course will examine the rise of health care fraud as a national law enforcement priority and the legal framework for health care fraud enforcement activities in the United States. The course will examine: (a) the different types and special characteristics of health care fraud as a species of white collar crime; (b) the prevailing criminal, civil and administrative health care fraud enforcement regimes; (c) key health care fraud and abuse laws, and the penalties associated with violations; (d) the importance of implementing compliance programs at health care organizations; and (e) current trends in health care fraud enforcement as well as the factors influencing prosecutorial discretion. Grades will be based on a final examination and class participation. Pre-requisite: CRIMINAL LAW
(HEALTH LAW - 1000)
This course will examine the legal structure of health care delivery in the United States and how it affects the issue of access to quality health care. The course will be divided into two components: 1) introduction to the basics of health care delivery and financing, and 2) the legal ethics of rationing access. Because the course will focus upon the legal issues connected to constraints on access to health care, in addition to serving as an introduction to Health Law, the course will also address the current legal debates concerning the demands on health care of the elderly. Grades are based upon a research paper.
HUMAN RIGHTS IN EUROPE
(INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE LAW - 3080)
This course is a survey of the European human rights system. It will examine rights created under the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) and the laws of the European Union. Following a brief introduction to the international human rights system, the course will focus on enforcement of the ECHR and European law through the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice and will review case law in areas of civil, political, and economic rights. European jurisprudential trends will be examined, with particular attention to recent cases concerning human rights challenges to UN Security Council actions, extraterritorial application of the ECHR to military activities in Afghanistan, and the doctrine of "margin of appreciation." This course may be offered in either New York or Europe. When offered in New York, grades will be based on a research paper and class participation. When offered in one of St. John's European Summer Abroad Program, grades will be based on a final examination and class participation.