471.01 Science Regulation Lab

SciReg Lab teaches students about the use of emerging science and technology in the regulatory agencies through the drafting and submission of comments to federal rule-makings. The comments will be unaligned with any party and are intended to provide the regulatory agencies with unbiased, current, accurate and coherent information about the science underlying the proposed rule. The course is cross-listed in the Law School and Graduate School and the students will be drawn from the sciences, ethics, policy and law to work in interdisciplinary teams. The course will begin with a brief overview of notice-and-comment rulemaking, and how to translate scientific information into the language of courts and agencies. The ethical issues presented by this process will be an important component of the course content. With the assistance of faculty, the students will track pending rulemakings and select proceedings in which to file a comment. A background is science is recommended, but not required.

Spring 2020

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room
Course Credits
Michael B. Waitzkin, Pate Skene W 4-5:50 pm 4046
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.471.01.Sp20
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