* *The Center for Biodefense, Law and Public Policy was established as an
interdisciplinary center at TTU, with a home in the TTU School of Law in 2003
upon a recommendation by the Task Force following 9/11 and the anthrax
attacks. The Center actively supported the research objectives of the Western
Regional Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research,
funded by NIH from 2005 through 2015. The Center is home of the only
Biosecurity Law concentration in the U.S. available to JD students in the
course of their study at TTULaw. Law students can join with Post-Docs at the
Center in projects that have been presented at the American Microbiology
Society, annual biodefense conference as well as the United Nations experts
meeting for the Biological Weapons Convention.
The founding director and current director is Victoria Sutton, Paul Whitfield
Horn Professor, Texas Tech University School of Law.
The Biominute Blog is a forum for discussing realtime news and events
concerning biosecurity law and regulations and are the opinions of the
author, Prof. Victoria Sutton.
The mission of the Center for Biodefense, Law and Publilc Policy is to
provide analysis of laws and regulsions related to biosecurity, biosafety and
biodefense and to provide training and experiential learning to law students
and non-law graduate students in areas that suppport the mission of research,
development, public health emergencies and other related areas.