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Sunday, January 23, 2011

AALS Poster Project: Victoria Sutton's Biosecurity Codes and Ethics, BWC Participants 2009

Victoria Sutton presented the poster Survey: Biosecurity Codes and Ethics, BWC Participants 2009 (Download Sutton Poster):


Professor Sutton is a professor and the director of the Center for Biodefense, Law & Public Policy at the Texas Tech University School of Law, where she teaches Environmental Law; Law, Science Policy and Scientific Evidence; Native American Law; Law and Biotechnology; Law and Bioterrorism; Constitutional Law; and Law, Science and Environment. The Center for Biodefense, Law & Public Policy is the only center at a law school in the U.S. to focus solely on issues of law and biodefense, biosecurity and bioterrorism. Professor Sutton also established the Law and Science Certificate Program with unanimous support of the faculty, and directs the JD/MS Program in Environmental Toxicology, Biotechnology and Plant and Soil Sciences.

Professor Sutton's publications include:

-Law and Biotechnology: Cases and Materials;

-The Culture of Science and the Regulation and Litigation of Biodefense Research, 6 U. St. Thomas L.J. 523 (2009); and

-Wind and Wisdom, 1 Envt'l & Energy L. & Pol'y J. 345 (spring 2007).

According to Professor Sutton,

The poster shows how social sciences research can inform better design of legal frameworks by collecting empirical data, analyzing it and using it to make efficacious laws and regulations.  The examples here are an international treaty and a U.S. federal regulatory program.  The link on the poster leads to the announcement on the White House website where the President issued an Executive Order which cited my research in support of the E.O. to review the regulatory program.



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