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Thomas O. McGarity

Thomas O. McGarity

  • Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Endowed Chair in Administrative Law

Faculty Profile: Thomas O. McGarity

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Biography

A former Articles Editor of the Texas Law Review, Professor McGarity is a leading scholar in the fields of both administrative law and environmental law. He also teaches torts. He has written five influential books: The Preemption War: When Federal Bureaucracies Trump Local Juries, (Yale University Press 2008), Bending Science: How Special Interests Corrupt Public Health Research, (Harvard University Press 2008) (co-author), Workers at Risk (Praeger, 1993) (co-author), The Law of Environmental Protection (West, 2nd ed., 1991) (co-author), and Reinventing Rationality: The Role of Regulatory Analysis in the Federal Bureaucracy (Cambridge, 1991). His recent articles include "Hazardous Air Pollutants, Migrating Hot Spots, and the Prospect of Data-Driven Regulation of Complex Industrial Complexes," 86 Tex. L. Rev. 1445 (2008). He is the immediate past president of the Center for Progressive Reform.

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Professional Activities

2007

April 20, 2007

Presentation

Lewis and Clark Law School

On April 20th, delivered a paper on Regulation versus Litigation in Reducing Toxics Risks at a conference on \"Law, Science and the Environment\" at Lewis and Clark Law School.

April 5, 2007

Graylin Lecture

Wake Forest Law School

On April 5th, delivered the Graylin Lecture at Wake Forest Law School titled \"Bending Science: How Advocates Manipulate Science and Why They Get Away with It.\"

March 3, 2007

Conference Attendance

University of North Carolina School of Law

On March 3rd, attended a conference on Corporate Power and Corporate Governance at the University of North Carolina School of Law.

March 1, 2007

Conference Attendance

University of Florida School of Law

On March 1st, attended a conference on The Next Generation of Environmental Law at the University of Florida School of Law.

2006

November 30, 2006

Committee Appointment

National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council

Appointed to a committee of the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council to complete a study on \"Insuring the Integrity of Scientific Data in a Digital Age.\"