Judith Richards Hope
Distinguished Visitor from Practice
A.B., Wellesley; J.D., LL.D. (Hon.), Harvard
A.B. magna cum laude, Wellesley College; J.D., LL.D. (Hon), Harvard. Professor Hope, advocate, law teacher, and corporate director, is President and CEO of Hope &...Continue Reading
A.B. magna cum laude, Wellesley College; J.D., LL.D. (Hon), Harvard. Professor Hope, advocate, law teacher, and corporate director, is President and CEO of Hope & Company, P.C., an international counseling firm. Her teaching and professional work focus on the resolution of complex matters pending before the United States Government and in the Federal courts. She has held faculty appointments at several law schools, including Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center (1978, 1995, 2002 - 2006) and Lecturer in Trial Advocacy at Harvard Law School (1982). Professor Hope is a Director of Altius Financial Corporation, General Mills (Member, Executive Committee, and Chair, Audit Committee), and Union Pacific Corporation (Member, Executive Committee, and Chair, Audit Committee). She is Chair Emerita of the National Housing Partnership Foundation, the largest non-profit owner of affordable housing in the United States. Her public service includes work as Vice Chairman of the President’s Commission on Organized Crime during the Reagan Administration and Associate Director of the White House Domestic Council during the Ford Administration. Professor Hope was the first woman to be named to the seven person senior governing board of Harvard University, the Harvard Corporation, where she served from 1989 - 2000, chairing the Honorary Degree Committee and the Inspection Committee during her tenure. From 1981 until 2005, she was a partner in and Senior Advisor to the international law firm, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker.