Legal Education

U of Iowa Law School Offers Free Web Course on Health Care Reform Act

In what may be a one-of-a-kind move, the University of Iowa College of Law is offering all comers the opportunity to attend a free online 14-week course on the nation’s new health care reform law. Already, nearly 500 people have reportedly expressed an interest in attending.

The class will be broadcast on Thursday afternoons, starting today, for those who wish to participate in live sessions of the distance education course and can be seen on video thereafter. A web page at the Iowa Innovation, Business and Law Center provides links to the sessions and information about class topics and reading materials, in addition to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.

“This is a very important piece of legislation, so we thought we would experiment with distance learning,” professor Sheldon Kurtz, who developed the course with Herbert Hovenkamp, tells the National Law Journal. “We believe we have an outreach mission that involves informing the public about policy issues.”

The NLJ article is reprinted in New York Lawyer (reg. req.).

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