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John Applegate

Faculty Bibliography for John Applegate


John Strait Applegate

Walter W. Foskett Professor of Law and IU Executive Vice President for University Academic Affairs


THE LAW OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES AND HAZARDOUS WASTES (with Jan G. Laitos, Mary J. Angelo, and Jeffrey M. Gaba). New York: Foundation Press. 2020.

THE REGULATION OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES AND HAZARDOUS WASTES, 3rd ed. (with Jan G. Laitos, Jeffery M. Gaba, and Noah M. Sachs). New York: Foundation Press, 2018.

THE REGULATION OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES AND HAZARDOUS WASTES, 2nd ed. (with Jan G. Laitos, Jeffery M. Gaba, and Noah M. Sachs). New York: Foundation Press, 2011.


ENVIRONMENTAL RISK (Editor) Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2004 and Introduction: Environmental Risk: Defining the Problem and Disciplining the Response xiii.

TEACHER'S MANUAL FOR THE REGULATION OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES AND HAZARDOUS WASTES (with Jan G. Laitos and Celia Campbell-Mohn). New York: Foundation Press, 2002.

THE REGULATION OF TOXIC SUBSTANCES AND HAZARDOUS WASTES (with Jan G. Laitos and Celia Campbell-Mohn). New York: Foundation Press, 2000.



Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management and Disposition: Proceedings of a Workshop (Reviewer). National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2017.

Bridging the Data Gap: Balancing the Supply and Demand for Chemical Information, 86 TEXAS LAW REVIEW 1365 (2008). [HeinOnline]

Missing Information: The Scientific Data Gap in Conservation and Chemical Regulation (with Robert L. Fischman), 83 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 399 (2008). [HeinOnline]

Synthesizing TSCA and REACH: Practical Principles for Chemical Regulation Reform, 35 ECOLOGY QUARTERLY 721 (2008). [HeinOnline] [SSRN] Reprinted at 41 LAND USE AND ENVIRONMENT LAW REVIEW 515 (2010).

The Temporal Dimension of Land Pollution: Another Perspective on Applying the Breaking the Logjam Principles to Waste Management, 17 NEW YORK UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENTAL LAW JOURNAL 757 (2008). [SSRN]

The Taming of the Precautionary Priniciple, 27 WILLIAM & MARY ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY REVIEW 13 (2002). [HeinOnline]

Getting Ahead of Ourselves: A Comment on Professor Frank B. Cross’ Legal Implications of Hormesis, 8 BELLE [BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF LOW LEVEL EXPOSURES] Newsletter 9 (2001); 20 HUMAN & EXPERIMENTAL TOXICOLOGY 12 (2001).

Judicial Review of Risk Assessment: Substance or Procedure?, 6 RISK DECISION & POLICY 123 (2001).

The Prometheus Principle: Using the Precautionary Principle to Harmonize the Regulation of Genetically Modified Organisms, 9 INDIANA JOURNAL GLOBAL LEGAL STUDIES 207 (2001). [HeinOnline]

Introduction: Syncopated Sustainable Development (with Alfred C. Aman, Jr.), 9 INDIANA JOURNAL GLOBAL LEGAL STUDIES 1 (2001). [HeinOnline]

The Precautionary Preference: An American Perspective on the Precautionary Priniciple, 6 HUMAN & ECOLOGICAL RISK ASSESSMENT 413 (2000).

Risk Assessment: Science, Law, and Policy (with Celia Campbell-Mohn), 14 NATURAL RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT 219 (2000).

Using Cases as Case Studies for Teaching Administrative Law, 38 BRANDEIS LAW JOURNAL 217 (2000). [HeinOnline]

Learning from NEPA: Some Guidelines for Responsible Federal Risk Legislation (with Celia Campbell-Mohn), 23 HARVARD ENVIRONMENTAL LAW REVIEW 93 (1999). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Beyond the Usual Suspects: The Use of Citizens Advisory Boards in Environmental Decisionmaking, 73 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 903 (1998).

Comparative Risk Assessment and Environmental Priorities Projects: A Forum, Not a Formula, 25 NORTHERN KENTUCKY LAW REVIEW 71 (1998). [HeinOnline]

Decision Time for DOE: LWVEF Urges National Dialogue on Nuclear Facilities Cleanup (with Sharon Lloyd-O’Connor), THE NATIONAL VOTER [League of Women Voters], January 1998, p. 14.

Institutional Controls or Emperor’s Clothes? Long-Term Stewardship of the Nuclear Weapons Complex (with Stephen Dycus), 28 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW REPORTER 10631 (1998).

Risk Assessment, Redevelopment, and Environmental Justice: Candidly Evaluating the Brownfields Bargain, 13 JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL LAW 243 (1998). [ HeinOnline]

Short Changing Short-Term Risk: A Study of CERCLA Remedy Selection (with Steven M. Wesloh), 15 YALE JOURNAL ON REGULATION 269 (1998). [HeinOnline]

FUTURESITE: An Environmental Remediation Game-Simulation (with Douglas J. Sarno), 28 SIMULATION & GAMING 13 (1997).

Citizens Get Involved in Cleaning Up Fernald (with Douglas J. Sarno), 11 FORUM FOR APPLIED RESEARCH & PUBLIC POLICY 122, (1996).

Coping with Complex Facts and Multiple Parties in Public Disputes (with Douglas J. Sarno), CONSENSUS [Harvard-MIT Public Disputes Program] no. 31, p. 1 (July 1996).

A Beginning and Not an End in Itself: The Role of Risk Assessment in Environmental Decision-Making, 63 UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI LAW REVIEW 1643 (1995). [HeinOnline]

How to Save the National Priorities List From the D.C. Circuit- and Itself, 9 JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENTAL LAW 211 (1994). [HeinOnline]

Preparing for Rule 612, 19:3 LITIGATION 17 (1993). Reprinted with revisions in THE LITIGATION MANUAL: PRETRIAL, 3rd ed. Chicago: Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, 1998 and THE LITIGATION MANUAL: DEPOSITIONS (Priscilla Anne Schwab and Lawrence J. Vilardo, Eds.) Chicago: Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, 2006.

An Author’s Explanation from the Hammock, 46 WASHINGTON STATE BAR NEWS 28 (1992).

Worst Things First: Risk, Information, and Regulatory Structure in Toxic Substances Control, 9 YALE JOURNAL ON REGULATION 277 (1992). [HeinOnline]

The Perils of Unreasonable Risk: Information, Regulatory Policy, and Toxic Substances Control, 91 COLUMBIA LAW REVIEW 261 (1991). [HeinOnline]

Witness Preparation, 39 DEFENSE LAW JOURNAL 457 (1990).

Witness Preparation, 68 TEXAS LAW REVIEW 277 (1989). [HeinOnline]

The Business Papers Rule: Personal Privacy and White Collar Crime, 16 AKRON LAW REVIEW 189 (1982). [HeinOnline]

Note. Pen Registers After Smith v. Maryland, (with Amy Grossman) 15 HARVARD CIVIL RIGHTS-CIVIL LIBERTIES LAW REVIEW 753 (1980). [HeinOnline]

Book Chapters

Chemicals as Regulatory Targets (with Steven Vaughan) in CHEMICALS AND THE LAW (A. Abelkop and L. Bergkamp, Eds.). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, Forthcoming 2019.

Vermont Yankee Revisited: Public Participation in Administrative Decisionmaking, in  PENSER LE DROIT Á PARTIR DE L’INDIVIDU: MÉANGES EN L’HONNEUR D’ELISABETH ZOLLER. Paris: Dalloz, 2018.

Embracing a Precautionary Approach to Climate Change, in ECONOMIC THOUGHT AND UNITED STATES CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY (David Driesen, Ed.). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010.

Environmental Justice and the Sense of Place, in TEACHING ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY: ACROSS CAMPUS AND ACROSS THE CURRICULUM (Heather L. Reynolds et al., Eds.). Bloomington; Indiana University Press, 2010.

Reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act (with Wendy E. Wagner), in CPR FOR THE ENVIRONMENT: BREATHING NEW LIFE INTH THE NATION'S MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL STATUTES, A LEGISLATIVE SOURCEBOOK OF PROGRESSIVE IDEAS FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND STAFF (Alyson Flournoy and Matthew Shudtz, Eds.), New York: Center for Progressive Reform, 2007.

The Government Role in Scientific Research: Who Should Bridge the Data Gap in Chemical Regulation?, in RESCUING SCIENCE FROM POLITICS (Wendy E. Wagner and Rena Steinzor, Eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

The Story of Reserve Mining: Managing Scientific Uncertainty in Environmental Regulation, in ENVIRONMENTAL LAW STORIES (Richard Lazarus and Oliver Houck, Eds.). New York: Foundation Press, 2005.

Book Reviews

Book Review Dycus, Stephen, National Security and Environmental Protection:The Half-Full Glass, 26 ECOLOGY LAW QUARTERLY 350 (1999). [HeinOnline]

Book Review. Judicial Rhetoric and Administrative Law,, White, G. E., The American Judicial Tradition: Profiles of Leading American Judges, 42 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW REVIEW 307 (1990). [HeinOnline]

Other Publications

Tank Waste Retrieval, Processing, and On-site Disposal at Three Department of Energy Sites: Final Report (with other committee members), National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences, Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2006.

Risk and Decisions about Disposition of Transuranic and High-Level Radioactive Waste (with other committee members).  National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences, Board on Radioactive Waste Management; Division on Earth and Life Studies. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press, 2005.