David R. Hodas
Professor of Law and H. Albert Young Fellow in Constitutional Law

B.A., Williams College
J.D., Boston University
LL.M., Pace University

E-mail: drhodas@widener.edu
Phone: 302.477.2186

David R. Hodas is a Professor of Law at Widener's Delaware campus. Professor Hodas received a B.A. cum laude and with departmental honors from Williams College in 1973; a J.D. cum laude from Boston University School of Law in 1976; and an LL.M. in Environmental Law from Pace University School of Law in 1989.

Following graduation from law school, Professor Hodas served as Attorney for the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Tax Division, Washington, D.C., 1976; Attorney, City of Wilmington, Solicitor's Office, Wilmington, Delaware, from 1976-77; Attorney and Director, Potter, Carmine & Hodas, Wilmington, Delaware, from 1977-88.

Professor Hodas joined the faculty at Widener in 1989. Professor Hodas is admitted to practice in Delaware, and he teaches and writes in the areas of Environmental Law, Enforcement of Environmental Law, Energy and Public Utility Law, Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, and International Environmental Law.

Professor Hodas has been active in a number of professional and civic organizations, including serving on the Editorial Board of Natural Resources and Environment, the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Environmental Law, chairing the Climate Change and Sustainable Development Committee for the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, and serving on the Environmental Law Commission of the IUCN-The World Conservation Union, and its energy law working group, and has been a speaker at a number of national and international conferences. Professor Hodas is also a Master in the Delaware Valley Environmental American Inns of Court.

Selected Recent Publications

  • Standing and Climate Change: Can Anyone Complain About the Weather?, Florida State U. College of Law, Symposium Issue on Global Warming: 15/9 J. Land Use & Envtl. L. and J. Transnational L. & Pol'y 451 (2000).
  • NEPA, Ecosystem Management and Environmental Accounting, 14 Nat. Resources, Energy & Env't 185 (2000), reprinted in John Copeland Nagle & J. B. Ruhl, The Law of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management 356 (2002).
  • The Role of Law in Defining Sustainable Development: NEPA Reconsidered, 3 Widener L. Symp. J. 1 (1998).
  • Energy, Climate Change and Sustainable Development, in Energy Law and Sustainable Development 11 (Adrian J. Bradbrook & Richard L. Ottinger eds., IUCN 2003).