Professor Babcock served as general counsel to the National Audubon Society from 1987-91 and as deputy general counsel and Director of Audubon’s Public Lands and Water Program from 1981-87. Previously, she was a partner with Blum, Nash & Railsback, where she focused on energy and environmental issues, and an associate at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Leiby & MacRae where she represented utilities in the nuclear licensing process. From 1977-79, she served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy and Minerals in the U.S. Department of the Interior. Professor Babcock has taught environmental and natural resources law as a visiting professor at Pace University Law School and as an adjunct at the University of Pennsylvania, Yale, Catholic University, and Antioch law schools. Professor Babcock was a member of the Standing Committee on Environmental Law of the American Bar Association, and served on the Clinton-Gore Transition Team.


Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Hope M. Babcock, Issuance of The Keystone Xl Permit: Presidential Prerogative or Presidential “Chutzpah”, 81 Mont. L. Rev. (forthcoming).
Hope M. Babcock, The Current Role of the Environment in Reinforcing Acts of Domestic Terrorism: How Fear of a Climate Change Apocalypse May Strengthen Right Wing Hate Groups, Va. Envtl. L.J. (forthcoming).

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Hope M. Babcock, The Genie Is Out of the De-Extinction Bottle: A Problem in Risk Regulation and Regulatory Gaps, 37 Va. Envtl. L.J. 170-206 (2019).
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Hope M. Babcock, The Public Trust Doctrine, Outer Space, and the Global Commons: Time to Call Home ET, 69 Syracuse L. Rev. 191-262 (2019).
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U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

Brief for Amici Curiae Law Professors in Support of Respondents, County of Maui v. Haw. Wildlife Fund, No. 18-260 (U.S. July 19, 2019).