John Strait Applegate
Walter W. Foskett Professor of Law
John S. Applegate teaches environmental law and property at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law - Bloomington and is presently Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Before he joined the Indiana faculty in 1998, he was the James B. Helmer, Jr., Professor of Law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He has been a visiting professor of law at Vanderbilt University. Professor Applegate has written numerous articles on risk assessment, the domestic and international regulation of toxic substances and hazardous wastes, public participation in environmental decisionmaking, and other legal topics. He is a co-author of an environmental law casebook, The Regulation of Toxic Substances and Hazardous Wastes (Foundation Press 2000).
From 1993 to 1998, Professor Applegate chaired the Fernald Citizens Advisory Board, a site-specific advisory board established by the U.S. Department of Energy to advise it on the environmental clean-up of the former nuclear weapons facility at Fernald, Ohio. Its recommendations have become the blueprint for the Fernald clean-up. He is also a member of the Department of Energy's national Environmental Management Advisory Board, and has served as vice chair of the board of directors of the Hamilton County (Ohio) Environmental Priorities Project. He currently serves on the Committee on Long-Term Institutional Management of DOE Legacy Waste Sites: Phase 2 of the National Research Council (National Academy of Sciences).
Before entering teaching in 1987, Professor Applegate practiced law with the Washington, D.C., law firm of Covington & Burling, and he clerked for Hon. Edward S. Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Professor Applegate received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School and his B.A. from Haverford College.