David E. Adelman
Professor David E. Adelman was a visiting associate professor at the University of Minnesota during the Fall 2006 semester. He teaches and writes in the areas of environmental law, intellectual property law, and law and science. He is currently an associate professor and director of Law & Science Initiatives at the University of Arizona's James E. Rogers College of Law, where he has taught since 2001.
Adelman’s research focuses on the many interfaces between law and science. His articles have addressed topics ranging from the implications of emerging genomics technologies for environmental regulation, to the parallels between legal and scientific judgment, to the influence of the rapid rise in patenting during the 1990s on biotechnology innovation. Adelman’s articles have appeared in numerous books and journals, including the Harvard Environmental Law Review, the Notre Dame Law Review, and the Texas Law Review.
Adelman holds a B.A. in chemistry and physics from Reed College, a Ph.D. in chemical physics from Stanford University, and a J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he graduated with distinction and was an executive editor for the Stanford Environmental Law Journal. Adelman clerked for the Honorable Samuel Conti of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Prior to entering academia, he was an associate with Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., where he litigated patent disputes and provided counsel on environmental regulatory matters, and a senior attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council in its Nuclear and Public Health programs. He has been a member of the U.S. Department of Energy's Environmental Management Advisory Board and has served on two National Academy of Sciences committees.