The Technology and Law Program at MIT
The Technology and Law
Program offers a cluster of graduate-level subjects associated with the Technology
and Policy Program (TPP) at MIT, as well as research opportunities at
the interface of law and technology. Professor
Nicholas A. Ashford, director of the program, offers a two-semester sequence
in Environmental Law and Policy, and a one-semester course in Technology,
Law, and the Working Environment. Students from MIT, the Harvard
School of Public Health, and Harvard
Law School participate in these interactive, Socratic teaching offerings.
A core subject in the Technology and Policy Program, Law, Technology, and
Public Policy, is also offered.
In addition, the subject "Sustainability, Trade, and Environment," offered through both the School of Management and TPP, explores the many dimensions
of sustainability and the use of political and legal national, multinational,
and international mechanisms to further sustainable development.
Research activities of the Technology and Law Program include the design and
evaluation of policies intended to
- encourage technological change
through regulation, liability, and economic incentives that will help
prevent chemical accidents and pollution;
- promote environmental justice
by involving communities in governmental and corporate decisions that
affect their health, safety, and environmental concerns; and
- investigate sustainability,
trade, and the environment.
Recent research is listed among
Technology and Law publications, listed by subject
area and by publication type.
Program Links: CMP
| IMVP | LAI
| LARA | LSI
| SEARi | T&L