Office of the Dean:
News & announcements from Dean Perritt for the week of
November 16, 1998

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Workshop on Genetic Susceptibility to Environmental Contamination

On November 8-11, 1998, the Institute for Science, Law, and Technology (ISLAT) sponsored a limited-invitation workshop on Genetic Susceptibility to Environmental Contamination.  The workshop was attended by approximately 20 experts in genetics, epidemiology, law, and ethics. The experts came from major research labs and centers around the country as well as the USEPA and the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences.  After hearing about the current state of knowledge and policy in genetic research about susceptibility to chemicals, epidemiological studies about actual exposure to pollution, and current ethical and legal policies, the group discussed likely future developments and outlined a white paper to guide future research efforts of ISLAT and its affiliates.  For the law school faculty who attended (Professor Lori Andrews, Professor Stuart Deutsch, Professor Debbie Musiker, and Professor Dan Tarlock), the workshop provided exciting, surprising information about where scientific research is going, how much has been learned, and how far behind the legal system is in responding to and incorporating the new information. 

The workshop was organized by Professor Stuart Deutsch of Chicago-Kent and Professor Demetrios Moschandreas, Assistant Chair of the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Deputy Director of ISLAT. 

Dean Henry H. Perritt, Jr. 

Archive Links:  Previous Announcements from Dean Perritt

Week of November 9, 1998
  • Project Bosnia IPRO Installs Ministry of Justice Database Server
  • Assistant Dean for Career Services and Alumnae/i Relations
Week of November 2, 1998 (No new information available) 

Week of October 26, 1998 

  • Illinois Commerce Commission Relationship
  • Judicial Ratings Available
Week of October 19, 1998 
  • 21st Annual Commodities and Derivatives Law Conference 
  • NCAIR Grant 
Week of October 12, 1998 
  • Update on Jacob Corre' 
  • New Graduation Date 
Week of October 5, 1998 
  • Meeting of the National Academy of Sciences 
  • Committee on Global Networks and Local Values 
  • Presentation to the Great Lakes Supreme Court Justices 
  • Jacob Corre's Condition 
  • Dean's Office Seeks Research Assistant 
Week of September 28, 1998 
  • Meeting with Albanian Ambassador to the United States 
  • Meeting with Counselor for Legal Affairs of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China 
Week of September 21, 1998 
  • Illinois Bar Association Award for Project Bosnia 
  • Jacob Corre' 
  • Operation Kosovo Web Site 
Week of September 14, 1998 
  • Meeting with Vice President for Information Technology at Northwestern University 
  • Meeting with Incoming President of the Chicago Bar Association 
Week of September 7, 1998 
  • Chicago Tribune Coverage 
  • New Member of Chicago-Kent's Board of Overseers 
  • ISLAT/AFB Tour and Dinner 
Week of August 31, 1998 
  • David Gerber's Reception 
  • First Meeting of Project Bosnia IPRO 
  • Discussions with Bosnia Refugee Group 
Week of August 24, 1998 
  • Two Faculty Members Visit China 
  • ABA Jurisdiction Project 
  • New Appointments in Student Services 
Week of August 17, 1998 
  • Creating and building momentum: keeping Chicago-Kent a law school ahead of the times 

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