McGeorge School of Law

Model Syllabus One

Participants contributing to this outline:
Bill Banks, John Barkley, Michael Greenberger, Wendy Parmet, Jim Simpson

I. Primer on terrorism/bioterrorism
    a. What is terrorism?
II. Case Study-Bubonic Plague in San Francisco
    a. Quarantine
    b. Compulsory immunization
    c. Natural v. Intentional
    d. Equal Protection
    e. Due Process
III. How do we know what we have?
    a. Epidemiology introduction
    b. Investigation techniques
    c. Surveillance
IV. Legal concerns about investigation
    a. Privacy
    b. 4th Amendment
V. Who decides?
    a. Federal/State
    b. State/Local
    c. Law Enforcement/Public Health
    d. Role of Military
VI. How do we respond?
    a. Quarantine and isolation
      i. Equal protection
      ii. Substantive due process
      iii. Procedural due process
    b. Mandatory treatment and exams including forced vaccination and 1st Amendment
    c. Takings
      i. 5th Amendment
    d. Martial law and other emergency responses
    e. Nuisance abatement and other forms of mandatory intervention
    f. Environmental controls
    g. Travel and border control
    h. Racial/nationality profiling
    i. Detention
    j. Criminal law enforcement
      i. State/Federal
    k. Public information
    l. Immigration
VII. Immunities and Liabilities
    a. Private
    b. Public
VIII. Planning and prevention
    a. Case studies
      i. Salmonella in Oregon
      ii. World Trade Center I
      iii. Oklahoma City
      iv. Tylenol
      v. Sarin
    b. Historical and current planning authority
      i. International
      ii. Federal
      iii. State and Local
      iv. Cooperation agreements
    c. Tools and techniques of prevention
      i. Surveillance of terrorist activities
      ii. Tracking and control of dangerous materials
        1. Lab controls
      iii. New technologies
        1. Intellectual property
        2. FDA a. Regulatory barriers
      iv. International Cooperation