Beyond the Vicious Circle: Science in the Agencies and Courts~ A Seminar for Federal Judges
 

Speakers
Professor Charles Fried
Beneficial Professor of Law
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA 02138

The Honorable Douglas H. Ginsburg
Circuit Judge
United States Court of Appeals
DC Circuit
5128 E Barret Prettyman 333 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001-2866

Professor Lois Swirsky
Gold University of California
401 Barker Hall Berkeley, CA 94720-3202

Professor Daniel Goodman
Professor of Ecology
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59715

Mr. Thomas A. Gottschalk
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
General Motors Corp
P.O. Box 100 Detroit, MI 48265-1000

Professor George Gray
Deputy Director
Harvard Center for Risk Analysis
Harvard School of Public Health
718 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Mr. Sam C. Pointer, Jr.
Lightfoot, Franklin & White
400 20th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203

Professor George L. Priest
Professor of Law and Economics
Yale Law School
127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06520

Professor David S. Schoenbrod
New York Law School
57 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013

The Honorable Richard G. Stearns
District Judge
United States District Court
District of Massachusetts US Courthouse
1 Courthouse Way
Boston, MA 02210

Agenda

Tuesday, August 8, 2000

2:00 - 4:30 pm
Registration and Refreshments
5:00-6:00 pm Welcome-JOHN BADEN
6:00 pm Cocktails -Baggage Room
6:30 pm Dinner-Colonnade
   
Wednesday, August 9
7:30-8:30 am
Breakfast-Colonnade
8:30-10:00 am Session I- A Critique of "The Vicious Circle" DOUG GINSBURG
10:00-10:30 am Break
10:30-12:00 am Session II-Scientific Evidence in Court: Theory & Practice CHARLES FRIED
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-2:30 pm Session III- Statistical Evidence and Legal Theory GEORGE PRIEST
2:30-3:00 pm Break
3:00-4:30 pm Session IV-Comparative Risk: Squaring the Vicious Circle? GEORGE GRAY
4:30 - 6:00 pm Free Time
6:15 pm Meet in Front of Inn
6:30 pm Cocktails-Enterprise Ranch
7:30 pm Dinner - Hay Ride
   
Thursday, August 10
7:30-8:30 am Breakfast-Colonnade
8:30-10:00 am Session V- Scientific Evidence in Court CHARLES FRIED
10:00-10:30 am Break
10:30-12:00 am Session VI- Can Devolution Help to Break the Vicious Circle? DAVID SCHOENBROD
12:00-6:30 pm Sack Lunches Free Time: horseback rides, fishing, hiking, etc.
7:00 pm Cocktails-Baggage Room
7:30 pm Dinner - Dining Room
   
Friday, August 11
7:30-8:30 am Breakfast-Colonnade
8:30-10:00 am Session VII-The Promise & Pitfalls of Comparative Risk GEORGE GRAY
10:00-10:30 am Break
10:30-12:00 am Session VIII-Judging Science RICK STEARNS
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-2:30 pm Session IX- The Impact of Environmental Regulation & Uncertainty on Business Decision Making in the Auto Industry TOM GOTTSCHALK
2:30-3:00 pm Break
3:00-4:30 pm Session X- Evolution of Burden of Proof in the Marine Mammal Protection Act & the ESA DAN GOODMAN
4:30-7:00 pm Free Time: hiking, etc.
7:00 pm Cocktails-Baggage Room
7:30 pm Dinner - Dining Room
   

Saturday, August 12

7:30-8:30 am

Breakfast-Colonnade

8:30-10:00 am

Session XI-Misconceptions about Pollution, Pesticides, and the Prevention of Cancer LOIS GOLD

10:00-10:30 am

Break

10:30-12:00 am

Session XII- Court Appointed Experts SAM POINTER

12:00-6:00 pm

Sack Lunches Free Time

6:30-7:30 pm

CocktailsSession XIII- General Discussion JOHN BADEN

7:30 pm

Dinner-Colonnade

   
Sunday, August 13
7:00-8:30 am Breakfast-Colonnade As necessary Shuttle to Airport
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