Faculty
John S. Applegate
Faculty

John S. Applegate

Walter W. Foskett Professor of Law and IU Executive Vice President for University Academic Affairs

Contact
Education
  • B.A., Haverford College 1978
  • J.D., Harvard University 1981
Courses
Background
  • Applegate was a member of Phi Beta Kappa at Haverford College
  • Appointed IU Vice President for University Regional Affairs, Planning, and Policy, March 2010
  • Presidential Fellow, Indiana University, 2007-08
  • James B. Helmer Jr. Professor, University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1987-98
  • Clerk, Hon. Edward S. Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 1981-83
  • Neighborhood Legal Services Program, 1986
  • Associate, Covington & Burling, 1983-87
Biography

Professor Applegate, a distinguished environmental law scholar, joined the faculty in 1998. Nationally recognized for his work in environmental risk assessment and policy analysis, he has written many articles on the regulation of toxic substances and public participation in environmental decisions.

In addition, Applegate is an award-winning teacher, known for his ability to present complex information with an engaging style and wry wit. His courses include Toxic Substances and Hazardous Wastes, International Environmental Law, and Property.

In 2007, he was appointed Indiana University's first Presidential Fellow, serving both retired President Adam Herbert and current President Michael McRobbie as a senior member of the IU President's staff.

Selected Works
  • 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.
  • Bridging the Data Gap: Balancing the Supply and Demand for Chemical Information, 86 TEXAS LAW REVIEW 1365 (2008).
  • Missing Information: The Scientific Data Gap in Conservation and Chemical Regulation (with Robert L. Fischman), 83 INDIANA LAW JOURNAL 399 (2008).
  • Synthesizing TSCA and REACH: Practical Principles for Chemical Regulation Reform, 35 ECOLOGY QUARTERLY 721 (2008). [HeinOnline]
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • ENVIRONMENTAL LAW: RCRA, CERCLA, AND THE MANAGEMENT OF HAZARDOUS WASTE (Foundation: Turning Point Series) (& JAN G. LAITOS) (2005).