Marchant will present his paper, "Regulatory Analysis in the United States: Underlying Tensions and Contested Legitimacy," on Friday, June 26, at the 2009 Korean Public Law Association's conference, "Evaluation of Legislation & Regulatory Reform." He is the only American professor to be invited to the conference in Seoul and will join academics from Japan, Germany and Korea.
On Saturday, June 27, Marchant will speak at a conference, "Conflict Resolution in the Legislative Process," at the Ewha Womans University, also in Seoul. He will deliver a paper, co-authored by 2L Lyn Gulley, "The Rise and Fall of the `Reg Neg' in the United States."
Marchant is the Executive Director of the College's Center for the Study of Law, Science, & Technology, the Lincoln Professor of Emerging Technologies, Law & Ethics, and a professor in ASU's School of Life Sciences. His research interests include the use of genetic information in environmental regulation, risk and the precautionary principle, legal aspects of personalized medicine, and regulation of emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, neuroscience and biotechnology. Marchant teaches courses in Environmental Law, Law, Science & Technology, Genetics and the Law, Biotechnology: Science, Law and Policy, and Nanotechnology Law & Policy.
Prior to joining the College faculty in 1999, Marchant was a partner at the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis, where his practice focused on environmental and administrative law.