USD law professor emeritus is panelist at VJEL Symposium

VERMILLION, S.D. -- John H. Davidson, Professor of Law Emeritus at The University of South Dakota School of Law, is a featured guest of the 2010 Vermont Journal of Environmental Law Symposium, “Surviving and Thriving: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation.”

The symposium, which is Friday at the Vermont Law School, includes several prominent panelists who will discuss several topics related to environmental law, including agriculture, water and energy. Victoria Flatt, director of the Center for Law, Environment, Adaptation, and Resources, at the University of North Carolina School of Law, is the keynote speaker for the symposium.

Davidson is part of the panel dedicated to discussing water. According to the program’s agenda, a changing agenda for water use and distribution the panelists will discuss that legal conceptions must be reevaluated. Individuals on Davidson’s panel include Robin Kundis Craig, Florida State University College of Law, and Jon P. Devine, Jr., senior attorney, NRDC Water Division.

Davidson, who retired as professor of law at the USD School of Law in 2007, was a member of the law school faculty at The U for 36 years. He received his LL.M. from George Washington University in 1971. VJEL, which began in 1996 as the Vermont Journal of the Environment, is an association created to engage and educate the legal, policy and public communities through its Journal, other publications, online dialogue, and symposia on a broad range of environmental law and policy issues affecting local, aboriginal, national and global communities. VJEL is the environmental law journal of the Vermont Law School, the United States' leading environmental law school. VJEL publishes both online and print editions.