Genetics and Law (one day) - Campus or Virtual Classroom

Sat Aug 08 2020 at 10:00 am to 05:00 pm
Goldsmiths, University of London:, Senate House, wc1e 7hu OR New Cross, se14 6nw, London, United Kingdom

Goldsmiths, University of London:, Senate House, wc1e 7hu OR New Cross, se14 6nw, London, United Kingdom

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Learn about latest genetic findings affecting individuals; potential misuses of these findings; and the law protecting from such misuses.

About this Event

The course is available in four formats: Campus Online (Virtual Classroom) with live tutoring Clients' Office Bespoke (Group or 1-2-1 coaching)Course dates and venue:

· Saturday 8 August 2020 (10:00 - 17:00) - Virtual Classroom

· Saturday 26 September 2020 (10:00 - 17:00) - Goldsmiths, New Cross

· Saturday 7 November 2020 (10:00 - 17:00) - Goldsmiths, New Cross

· Saturday 12 December 2020 (10:00 - 17:00) - Goldsmiths, New Cross


"I found the course to be course to be an incredibly thorough introduction to a novel concept and emerging topic. The course content was delivered in a challenging and appropriate way in consideration of the complexity in question. The engaging nature of the sessions was the most useful in reinforcing learning."

"Fatos was an exquisite course leader & I would highly recommend his teaching"

Course description

This training course provides knowledge on genetic advances affecting individuals and society.

It covers a range of contexts in which genetic findings are and can be misused to harm individuals and society, including in relation to health, education, policing, criminal liability and genetic enhancement / gene editing.

The course provides knowledge on the laws in place protecting from misuses of genetic advances. It focuses on the legal protection in the UK; and compares it with that in other jurisdictions such as the US and the Russian Federation.

This course is developed and taught by experts in the field, with multi-disciplinary training, including in law, genetics and psychology.

Campus Courses - VAT-free: Our venues are in central London (Senate House) and in New Cross. Room details and instructions on how to get there will be emailed to you ahead of the course.

Virtual Classroom Course Information - VAT-free: Live tutoring brings all the benefits of face to face training and, in addition, improves skills for ‘digital’ participation. There is now an increasing need for on-line activities in all areas of life. Meetings, interviews, presentations and conferences are increasingly opting for participation and contribution via digital platforms. Therefore, ‘digital’ participation is becoming an essential skill of the 21st century.

Bespoke Course Information: Please contact us for tailor-made course options: 1-1 coaching and bespoke group training. We will adapt the course to your tailored to your interests, needs and desired outcomes.

The key elements of this course include:

Unique features of sequenced genetic data relevant to protection of societies, groups and individuals’ rights.

Genetic findings that present misuse risk: information that can and cannot be extracted from genetic data and the implications of genetic information for human rights.

Legal and ethical implications, including in insurance, recruitment, policing, voting and business and commerce.

Scale of implications, for example what proportion of the population is affected or is likely to be affected in the near future.

Legal protection in place – laws, procedure and enforcement.

Essential steps for individuals and societies.


This course is directed by Fatos Selita, an English Barrister and a New York State Attorney, with training in genetics and psychology; and with expertise on legal and ethical matters of genetics, including directing a module on Genomic Law and Ethics, and coordinating two Working Groups on Legal, Ethical and Societal Implications of Genetic Findings (LESIG), both in the UK and the Russian Federation. Fatos also has many years of experience in delivering live training online. Read more…

Is this course for me?

As genetic findings can affect everyone, learning about the misuse of genetic knowledge and the legal protection in place has become essential for all people. Participants have included data managers, lawyers, policy makers, researchers and students.

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Booking information

Fee: £195


10% when a participant enrolls for more than one of our courses (at the same time) 20% UK students 25% Members of the UK Law and Society Association (UKLSA) If five people register from the same institution for the same intake, the fifth place is free Goldsmiths students, staff and alumni - email us for current discounts

As a University, we are able to offer our courses at minimum prices, and free of VAT - to make knowledge available to as wide audience as possible.


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