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The Laws of Humane Science

March 28, 2014

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    Dr. Paul Locke

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Paul Locke has been honored as the 2014 Distinguished Visiting Professor of Animal Law and Science by the Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School. Professor Locke is an Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and he will be on campus this summer to teach his popular course on the laws, regulations, and ethics of animal testing.

The course, entitled The Law of Humane Science, explores the complex regulatory framework that governs the use of animals in scientific experiments in biomedical research and in toxicity testing. Students will learn first-hand about the latest litigation and policy developments from experts who are at the forefront of this quickly evolving field. Students who enroll will also have the rare opportunity to participate in exclusive field trips to research facilities that use animals as well as alternatives, in order to engage those in the field directly with their questions and concerns.

This course fills quickly, so we encourage you to register as soon as possible.

The Law of Humane Science
July 22 - August 4, 2014
9:00am - 12:00pm, Monday - Friday
2 credits
Lewis & Clark Law School, Wood Hall

There are limited seats available in Dr. Locke’s class.

Animal Law Summer Program courses are open to Lewis & Clark law students, visiting law students, and auditors. For more information on how to register, please visit our website or contact Lindsay Kadish,

Dr. Locke is an environmental health scientist and attorney who holds an MPH from Yale University School of Medicine and a DrPH from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is also a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Law and is licensed to practice before the bars of the states of New York, the District of Columbia, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and the United States Supreme Court.

Dr. Locke’s research and practice target the intersection of environmental health sciences, policy, and law in the areas of radiation policy and law and toxicity testing. His areas of study include alternatives to animals in biomedical testing and toxicology, radon risk science and policy, radiation risk analysis, and high-level radioactive waste disposal. He is the author and co-author of several book chapters and numerous papers, and has published in policy and scientific journals as well as law reviews.

Check out Dr. Paul Locke’s full bio here.