Lawyers and scientists both have the intellectual conceit that a well-defined problem is not only a necessary, but almost a sufficient, condition for a successful solution. Mashaw examines the applied science of engineering in the context of health and safety regulation, focusing on the law-science interface at the NHTSA.
Jerry L. Mashaw,
Law and Engineering: In Search of the Law-Science Problem,
66 Law and Contemporary Problems
Available at: http://scholarship.law.duke.edu/lcp/vol66/iss4/5