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GS21 1053  Law and Science

Hacker, Carl. Three semester hrs. Spring annually. Prerequisite: none

This course introduces students with backgrounds largely in the sciences to three areas of law where the application of scientific disciplines continues to grow in importance. These areas include: the law of toxic torts, administrative and regulatory law, and patent law. The students will learn how to interpret statutes, regulations, and judicial opinions, and will consider the role of scientists in formulating policy.