A. Dan Tarlock is Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Program in Environmental and Energy Law. He is an internationally recognized expert in environmental law and the law of land and water use. He has published a treatise, Law of Water Rights and Resources, and is a co-author of four casebooks, Water Resource Management, Environmental Law, Land Use Controls, and Environmental Protection: Law and Policy. Professor Tarlock is a frequent consultant to local, state, federal and international agencies, private groups and law firms, and is an elected member of the American Law Institute. From 1989 to 1992 he was the chair of a National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council committee to study water management in the western United States. In 1996 to 97 he was the principle report writer for the Western Water Policy Review Advisory Committee. Professor Tarlock received his bachelors and law degrees from Stanford University, where he was an officer of the Stanford Law Review. He is a member of the California Bar. He is currently one of three United States special legal advisors to the NAFTA Commission on Environmental Cooperation. He teaches courses in land use, property, energy and natural resource law, environmental policy, international environmental law.
John C. Dernbach is Professor of Law. He is internationally recognized for his work on sustainable development in the United States. He has published a detailed assessment of efforts in the USA to address sustainable development, Stumbling Toward Sustainability. Professor Dernbach has written more than a dozen articles for law reviews and peer-reviewed journals, and has authored, co-authored, or contributed chapters to five earlier books. He has lectured to local, state, national, and international audiences on environmental law and sustainable development. Professor Dernbach received his bachelor degree from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and his law degree from University of Michigan, where he was an editor of the Journal of Law Reform. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar. He is currently on leave from full-time teaching; he is Director of the Policy Office at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). This office is responsible for developing and coordinating policy and regulatory initiatives for DEP, including the integration of sustainable development concepts into DEP programs