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271.6 sec. 1 - Science and Regulatory Policy (Spring 2012)
Instructor: Holly Doremus (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Meeting Time: Tu 3:35-5:25
Meeting Location: 10
Course Start: January 10, 2012
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49888
This seminar will examine the use, misuse, and abuse of the scientific process and scientific information in regulatory decisions. Topics covered will include the role and limits of science, use of scientific information in the regulatory process, identifying and controlling improper political interference, and judicial review of science-laden agency decisions. Many examples will be drawn from environmental and natural resource regulation, but the course will range well beyond those topics.
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