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News Posted on November 26, 2013

Professor Dunning Presents at Western Water Law Conference

Professor Emeritus Harrison C. "Hap" Dunning delivered the keynote address at the Water Law Institute's 20th Annual Western Water Law Conference in Las Vegas November 14-15.  Professor Dunning spoke on "The Public Trust Doctrine in American Law."

Dunning helped to found the environmental law program at UC Davis School of Law and is one of California's most respected environmental law scholars. Among many achievements, his scholarly work helped to establish the Public Trust Doctrine as a key principle in California environmental law and helped provide the legal basis for restoration of Mono Lake and areas of the San Joaquin River. He continues to volunteer service on several nonprofit boards, including the Bay Institute and the Tuolumne River Trust.