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Chad F. Slieper

Director – Law, Science, and Technology Program / Pre-Law Program

Member Of:
  • School of Public Policy
Office Location:
DM Smith 210
Office Hours:
By Appointment - Virtual Only - for AY 2020-21


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Chad F. Slieper serves as Director of the Law, Science, and Technology program in Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy, his undergraduate alma mater.  In his post, Chad directs the curriculum and administration of the Program’s Law, Science, and Technology Minor and Pre-Law Certificate, teaches in the School of Public Policy, pursues research interests in bioethics, provides pre-law advice to any Georgia Tech student interested in law school, and develops programming at the intersection of issues in law, science, technology, and policy.  Chad also serves as the School of Public Policy's Faculty Liaison to Georgia Tech's LGBTQIA Resource Center.

Chad was previously on the clinical ethics faculty at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, where he advised doctors, nurses, health professionals, patients, and families regarding decision-making in ethically challenging situations. Chad was named Chief, ad interim, of Clinical Ethics at M. D. Anderson during his time there, and he served on a variety of institutional committees, including MD Anderson’s Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) and Clinical Ethics Committee. Chad taught medical ethics in a variety of venues at M. D. Anderson, and has published in the field of medical ethics. He has presented his work at annual meetings of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities and the UICC World Cancer Congress. Chad was selected as a participant in M. D. Anderson’s Administrative Leadership Program, and he also previously directed an academic program in Global Health Law at his other alma mater, Emory University School of Law.  Chad also spent a number of years working for law firms in the area of professional ethics.

In 2012-2013, Chad received the Outstanding Alumni Award from Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy.  He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, and he has also previously served on the Board of Directors of the Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia.

  • J.D., Emory University School of Law
  • B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, Public Policy
Awards and
  • Administrative Leadership Program, 2008, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • Outstanding Alumni Award, 2012-13, Georgia Tech School of Public Policy
  • Pupil, Lamar Inn of Court, 2004, Emory University School of Law
  • Special Commendation, 2004, Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques, Emory University School of Law
  • Undergraduate Student of the Year, 2001, Georgia Tech School of Public Policy
  • Georgia Tech Honor Scholar, 2001, Georgia Tech (one of eight awarded annually campus-wide)
  • President’s Undergraduate Research Award, 2001-02, Georgia Tech (for bioethics research with Prof. Roberta M. Berry – Medical Hope and Utopian Temptation)
  • National Merit Scholarship Recipient, 1998, Sponsored by BellSouth


Research Fields:
  • Ethics and Philosophy of Science and Technology
  • Policy Process, Leadership, and Pre-Law
  • Bioethics, Bioscience, Biotechnology


  • PUBP-3000: US Constitutional Issues
  • PUBP-3016: Judicial Process
  • PUBP-3610: Pre-Law Seminar
  • PUBP-4620: Environmental Law
  • PUBP-4640: Tech Law, Policy, Mgmt
  • PUBP-4650: Internet Law
  • PUBP-4843: Special Topics
  • PUBP-6330: Environmental Law

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