The University of New Hampshire Law Review

Volume 1, Number 1 (2002) Pierce Law Review, Volume 1, Numbers 1 & 2 (2002)

Dear Reader,

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Pierce Law Review. We are excited, and have worked very hard over the past eight months, to bring you this new publication.

You may notice that a number of the articles in this edition are not typical for a law review. This is because the articles in this edition were held over from our predecessor publication, a scientific journal entitled RISK: Health, Safety & Environment. That journal is currently not in publication, though it may resume at another school in the near future.

As a result, the articles in this volume are rather atypical for a traditional law review, and not all of them entirely legally-related in nature. Nonetheless, we hope you enjoy having the opportunity to read articles on topics you would not have reviewed otherwise. We anticipate you will enjoy our next edition. It will feature traditional law review articles as well as a few more holdover articles from RISK that we believe you will find interesting and engaging. You can expect an entire volume of traditional law review articles in our Fall 2003 edition.

Many Thanks,
Jaime Ackerman and Elizabeth Hochberg
Founding Editors-in-Chief
Pierce Law Review

Prefatory Matter



Preface, Volume 1, Numbers 1 & 2, 2002
Jaime Ackerman and Elizabeth Hochberg


An Overview of Progress in the International Regulation of the Pharmaceutical Industry
Joan Costa-Font and Aaron Burakoff Harvard University; University of Barcelona

Book Reviews


Editorial Board

Jaime Ackerman
Elizabeth Hochberg
Chief Articles Editor
Charles Maier
Book Review Editor
Bryan Erickson
Citations Editor
Alicia Albritton
Technology Editors
Brian Erickson
Leon Tynes
Radiology Papers Guest Editor
P. Andrew Karam, University of Rochester

Senior Editors

John Harwood
Rebecca McKinnon
Andrew Mierins
James Steele


Rebecca Barry
Stephen Chan
Shawn Gorman
Chris Kroon
Charles Maier
Mia Poliquin

Faculty Advisor

Elizabeth Baker

Business Manager

Carol Ruh

Introduction to Special Issue on Radiation Effects


How dangerous is radiation? How much radiation does it take to give us cancer? Are we wasting money on overly restrictive regulations, or are we not being sufficiently protective of our radiation workers and the public? How much clean-up is necessary on our Department of Energy facilities? What about Yucca Mountain and nuclear reactor plants – can they be made safe?

Continue reading here.

*Dr. Karam is the Radiation Safety Officer at the University of Rochester and a member of the Health Physics Society's Board of Directors. He received his B.A. and M.S. (Geological Sciences) from The Ohio State University, where he also received his Ph.D. (Environmental Sciences). He is board- certified in the comprehensive practice of health physics (CHP) by the American Board of Health Physics. E-mail: Andrew_Karam@URMC.Rochester.edu.