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Marchant to teach course at Vanderbilt

March 26, 2009

Professor Gary Marchant, of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, will teach a course in Emerging Technologies and the Law on March 26-29 at Vanderbilt University Law School in Nashville.

The 16-hour course will study the legal response to emerging technologies and include modules on nanotechnology, personalized medicine, biotechnology, human enhancement technologies, surveillance technologies, neuroscience, synthetic biology and virtual reality.

Marchant is the executive director of the College of Law's Center for the Study of Law, Science, & Technology. His research interests include the use of genetic information in environmental regulation, risk and the precautionary principle, legal aspects of personalized medicine, and regulation of emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, neuroscience and biotechnology. Marchant teaches courses in Environmental Law, Law, Science & Technology, Genetics and the Law, Biotechnology: Science, Law and Policy, and Nanotechnology Law & Policy. He also is a professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University.

Janie Magruder,
(480) 727-9052
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law