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John Strait Applegate

James Louis Calamaras Professor of Law

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John Strait Applegate

James Louis Calamaras Professor of Law


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.