About CHAL

Thank you for visiting the official website of the Chemistry and the Law Division of the American Chemical Society.

Unlike many divisions that focus on laboratory research, our division focuses on educating others about issues that arise at the intersection of chemistry and the law. For example, we have programmed for several years at local, regional and national ACS meetings on topics related to FDA regulatory and patent laws as they pertain to chemical industries and technology. We also have recently started programming regularly in the area of forensics. Besides programming at ACS meetings, our division has served the ACS community by running initiatives such as the Legal Evaluation Network, an organization dedicated to matching qualified attorneys with ACS members with legal needs.

As you browse the contents of our website, please look for ways that you can get involved with our division and do not hesitate to let us know how we can better serve you.