Core Programs


Program on Governance of Emerging Technologies

Exploring innovative governance models for emerging technologies transforming our world

Emerging technologies – including biotechnology, synthetic biology, nanotechnology, neuroscience, and robotics – are rapidly altering all aspects of our lives and society. The Program on Governance of Emerging Technologies seeks to identify, analyze, and recommend innovative approaches that can ensure the benefits while managing the risks and impacts of emerging technologies.

Program on Personalized Medicine, Law & Policy

Exploring legal, policy, and ethical challenges in the transition to genetic- and molecular-based medicine

The Program on Personalized Medicine, Law & Policy is the nation's first law-school program on personalized medicine that fosters the study of personalized medicine through the collaborative, multidisciplinary evaluation of critical issues at the intersection of law, science, and policy.

Public Health Law and Policy Program

Exploring critical issues at the intersection of law, ethics, policy, and the public's health

Advancing the public’s health implicates an array of legal, ethical, and policy concerns that impact the lives and well-being of individuals and communities. The Public Health Law and Policy Program brings together scholars, practitioners, policy-makers, students, and others to produce applied and scholarly analyses on legal and ethical issues affecting the public’s health.

Program on Law and Sustainability

Bringing about a more sustainable future through law and policy

One of the first of its kind in the nation, the Program on Law and Sustainability brings together professors and students from the College of Law and the ASU School of Sustainability to work on the legal issues of the day surrounding renewable energy, renewable energy transmission, energy efficiency, energy storage, water conservation, greenhouse gas regulation, air quality regulation and transportation, among other topics.

Program on Information and Communications Technology

Connecting law and policy to light-speed innovation in the digital age

Digital and mobile technologies are reshaping our lives and redefining fundamental notions of privacy, security, intellectual property, commerce, and many other aspects of modern life. The Program on Information and Communications Technology explores these issues through collaborative research projects and conferences with leading scholars, innovators, policy-makers, and technology experts.

Neuroscience and Law