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About John Hyson

Professor Hyson’s scholarly interests focus on environmental law and land use. His publications include: “Fairness” and Joint and Several Liability Under CERCLA, 21 Harv. Envtl. L. Rev 137 (1997); Environmental Litigation (1991) (co-editor); A Comparative Analysis of the Federal and Pennsylvania Superfund Acts, 1 Vill. Envtl. L.J. 1 (1990) (w/John P. Judge); Background Paper: Federal-State-Local Authorities for Groundwater Pollution Control (1986); Pennsylvania Exclusionary Zoning Law: A Workable Alternative to Mount Laurel, 36 Land Use Law & Zoning Dig. (Sept. 1984); The Impact of Act 249 of 1978 Upon the Casey Pending Ordinance Doctrine in Pennsylvania Exclusionary Zoning Litigation, 26 Vill. L. Rev. 322 (1981); The Problem of Relief in Developer-Initiated Exclusionary Zoning Litigation, 12 Urb. L. Ann. 21 (1976); and General Overview of the Conflicting Interests Involved in Land Development and Environmental Controls, 19 Vill. L. Rev. (1974).
Professor Hyson has lectured on these topics at symposiums and legal education programs. Most recently, Professor Hyson chaired and participated in a program entitled "Ethical Issues in the Practice of Environmental Law," which was sponsored by the Environmental Law Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association (Nov. 1995). He also moderated a symposium on "Solid Waste" (Oct. 1995) and spoke on exclusionary zoning at a program sponsored by the Virginia Legal Services (Jun. 1995).
Professor Hyson received his law degree from Harvard Law School. Following graduation from law school, he was a law clerk to United States District Court Judge W. Arthur Garrity, Jr. (1967-68); an associate attorney at Warner & Stackpole in Boston (1968-70); and an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Boston (1970-71). Professor Hyson serves as President of Regional Housing Legal Services. He also was a consultant to the Urban Land Institute (1988) and a member of the Rules Committee of the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board (1984-88).


Present Professor of Law Emeritus, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law



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