Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

First Class Assignments for Spring 2018 Semester

Nadia Sawicki

Title/s: Bioethics Law and Policy

Office #: (Law 715-001) Tu 2:00-4:00



Welcome to Bioethics Law and Policy!

The course syllabus, schedule, and assigned readings for this course will all be available on Sakai (sakai.luc.edu). Please note, however, that our seminar classroom will be a laptop free zone. Since you will not be able to consult course readings on Sakai during class, I’d ask that those of you who wish to reference the readings in class bring your own printed copies of the relevant materials. If you do not have access to a printer or are unable print your own copies, please let me know and I will bring copies for you.

For our first meeting on Tuesday, January 16th:

·       Carefully read the Course Syllabus and Guidelines for Class Discussion (also available on Sakai under the “Syllabus” tab)

·       Watch Jonathan Haidt’s 2008 TED Talk, “The Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives” (also available on Sakai under the “Supplemental Materials” tab)

·       Read the assigned readings posted on Sakai under the “Jan 16” tab.

Please review these materials carefully and come to class prepared for a robust discussion about this week’s Key Question: What legal requirements should exist to ensure that research on human subjects is conducted in an ethical manner?

I look forward to meeting you! Don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions before the start of class.


Prof. Sawicki

Sawicki - Bioethics Law and Policy 2018 Syllabus

Sawicki - Guidelines for Class Discussion 2018