Story posted October 12, 2011
Event date(s): October 12, 2011 — October 31, 2010
John Duff, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, Environmental, Earth & Ocean Sciences Department, University of Massachusetts/Boston
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 12:00-1:00
Hutchinson Room, THorne Hall
John Duff will be visiting Damon Gannon's Marine Conservation Biology class and will be meeting with interested faculty, staff and students over lunch in the Hitchinson room, Thorne Hall. Please get your lunch 'through the line' and join the conversation.
John Duff received his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in Boston and his LL.M. from the Law and Marine Affairs Program at the University of Washington. He also holds degrees in business (B.S.B.A.) from the University of Lowell and Journalism (M.A.) from the University of Mississippi. Over the course of the last twenty years he has worked as a newspaper reporter; an attorney in private practice; served as general counsel to a nonprofit organization focusing on marine habitat protection issues; and, has directed the marine law research programs at the law schools of the universities of Mississippi and Maine. His work earned him a Fulbright Senior Fellowship in 1998. Since 2004, Professor Duff has served as a faculty member in the Environmental Earth and Ocean Sciences Department at the University of Massachusetts/Boston where he teaches courses on climate change and clean energy law, environmental policy, ocean and coastal law and land use. Professor Duff is currently working on research related to ecosystem-informed management, ocean planning and the increasing privatization of offshore public resource assemblages, technology and public policy.
Professor Duff's research has been published in a variety of journals and professional reports. He is co-editor of the book International Ocean Law; he serves on the editorial board of Ocean Development and International Law; and, he is past president of The Coastal Society. He is a Faculty Advisor in the United Nations-Nippon Foundation Law of the Sea Fellowship Programme and a consultant to municipal, state and intergovernental agencies.