VERN R. WALKER

RESUME



Professor of Law
Director, Research Laboratory for Law, Logic & Technology (LLT Lab)
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Hempstead, New York 11549
Tel: (516) 463-5165
Fax: (516) 463-4962
E-mail: vern.r.walker@hofstra.edu


EDUCATION

J.D., Yale Law School (1980)
  Editor, Yale Law Journal (1979 - 1980)
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame (1975) (Philosophy)
  Dissertation: The Perception Of Objects (University Microfilms International, 1975)
M.A., University of Notre Dame (1969) (Philosophy)
B.A., University of Detroit (1967)


HONORS AND AWARDS

Stuart Rabinowitz Outstanding Faculty Award (2002)
Rockefeller Foundation, Individual Residency at the Foundation’s Study and Conference Center, Bellagio, Italy (March-April 2001)
Visiting Scholar, Cambridge University (Wolfson College) (1996)
Risk Assessment & Policy Association (President, 2001-03; President-Elect, 1999-2001; Vice President, 1997-99 )
Editorial Board, Journal of Law, Probability and Risk (Oxford University Press)
Editorial Review Board, International Journal of Agent Technologies and Systems (IGI Global)
Faculty Member of the Year, Hofstra Law Review (1990, 1995)
Who’s Who Of Emerging Leaders In America, Third Edition (1991)
Who’s Who In American Law, Fifth Edition (1987)
Outstanding Young Men in America, U. S. Jaycees (1977)
Arthur J. Schmitt Dissertation Fellowship, University of Notre Dame

Military Decorations: two Bronze Star Medals (one for valor), Combat Infantry Badge, Army Commendation Medal


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Professor of Law -- Hofstra University School of Law

Subjects taught:  Torts, Administrative Law, European Union Law, Scientific Evidence Seminar, Advanced Problems in Tort Litigation, Selected Problems in European Union Law, Health and Safety Regulation, Product Regulation and Liability in the United States and the European Union.

Partner -- Swidler & Berlin, Chartered; Washington, D.C.

Primary areas of practice:  administrative law (federal and state environmental and energy agencies), toxic tort litigation, products liability litigation. Particular expertise: scientific evidence -- the preparation, evaluation, and presentation of evidence on complex scientific and technical issues, in both regulatory proceedings and civil litigation. Scientific areas included toxicology and pharmacology, medicine, environmental chemistry, environmental sampling and analysis, computer modeling, statistics.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy -- Creighton University; Omaha, Nebraska

Subjects taught included:  advanced logic, inductive and deductive reasoning, conceptual foundations of the life sciences, ethics and bioethics. Doctoral and postdoctoral research: knowledge theory, scientific methodology, artificial intelligence and computers, bioethics (the latter funded in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities).


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Admitted to Practice Law:

District of Columbia Court of Appeals
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Columbia

Professional Societies:

American Bar Association
Society for Risk Analysis
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law


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