Course Description

The seminar will explore the intersection of race/ethnicity, sex, law, and health by discussing: 1) how race/sex has been constructed in the U.S.; 2) what is discrimination in the U.S.; 3) how discrimination has and continues to limit racial and sexual minorities’ equal access to resources; and 4) how this has impacted health and caused racial and sex disparities in access to health care and health status. The following topics will be discussed during the course: racial and sex discrimination, the structural and social determinants of health, and racial and sex health disparities.At the conclusion of the class, you will have a thorough understanding of laws and cases concerning race, sex, and health care. You will receive training in effective written and oral communication skills, project management skills, and analytical skills. You will also be taught to:

  1. Analyze and think critically about the statutes, regulations, and case law relevant to racial discrimination, the social determinants of health, and racial health disparities.
  2. Apply the relevant statutes, standards, principles, and rules when presented in hypothetical and unfamiliar fact patterns.
  3. Prepare and present persuasive, focused and compelling oral and written communication of your issues, regardless of whether your audience is a professional or lay person; and make better oral presentations without reading verbatim from an outline, while maximizing eye contact with your listeners.

Who Should Attend?

  • Attorneys wishing to stay current on relevant legal issues including those wishing to earn Continuing Legal Education (CLE)  credits
  • Individuals interested in justice across the spectrum of society
  • Advocates for change


This course is a non-credit offering of LAW 546J available for 2 CLE credits.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates or Series

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9:00AM to 11:15AM
Jan 14, 2022
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Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $150.00
Free: no CLE non-credit $0.00
Section Notes
The course will be held via Zoom. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Zoom Download Center. Otherwise, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click on the link, which will be provided to you prior to the online seminar. You will also receive a digit-number (Meeting ID), which is necessary to join the online course.

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