David  Hodgkinson Author of Evaluating Organization Development
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David Hodgkinson

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HodgkinsonJohnston

I am a partner at HodgkinsonJohnston, an aviation and aerospace law firm based in Perth. I am also an associate professor at the University of Western Australia where I teach graduate courses in aviation law and climate change law, and an executive director of EcoCarbon Inc. Earlier in my career I was Director of Legal Services at the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the organisation of the world's airlines, in Montreal and Geneva.

Biography

I have experience in advising clients (airlines, corporations and governments) around the world on all aspects of aviation and aerospace law, including both commercial and regulatory matters. Amongst other books, I coauthored the book 'Essential Documents on Air Carrier Liability.'

I was formerly Director of Legal Services at the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the organisation of the world’s airlines, in Montreal and Geneva and Special Counsel (Aviation) at a national Australian law firm. I am currently an associate professor (part-time) in the law school at the University of Western Australia where I teach aviation law and climate change law.

I am also a partner at aviation and aerospace law firm HodgkinsonJohnston.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree (First Class Honours) and Bachelor of Laws and Master of Philosophy degrees. I was also a postgraduate fellow at Columbia University in New York City.  Earlier in my career I was Senior Legal Research Officer at the High Court of Australia where I worked mostly for Justice Sir William Deane.

I am the co-author of the book 'Global Climate Change: Australian Law and Policy' (2008), the standard Australian text on climate change law. I have also written numerous refereed journal articles, book chapters, monographs and opinion pieces on climate change law and policy, and spoken at (and convened) conferences on aviation and on climate change around the world.

I was the principal draftsperson of the Peninsula Principles on Climate Displacement, and the general editor of the loose-leaf service 'Australian Climate Change Law and Policy.'

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Aviation and aerospace law
    Climate change law
    Climate change displacement


Personal Interests

    Running
    Ocean swimming
    American literature
    Extolling the virtues of a carbon tax rather than an ETS

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Books

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 Featured Title - International Air Carrier Liability: Hodgkinson Johnston - 1st Edition book cover