Jan McDonald, LL.M. ’92 is the New Star Professor of Environmental Law at the University of Tasmania. Her current research spans the legal and policy dimensions of climate change adaptation, including urban planning and coastal management, liability and insurance issues, and the application of resilience thinking to law. Professor McDonald is President of the National Environmental Law Association and was a Contributing Author to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report. She has consulted to local, state and national governments on environmental and climate change adaptation issues, and has taught, researched and published widely across a range of environmental law issues.