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, The Trees Are Still Standing, S. Cal. L. Rev. (forthcoming).

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Hope M. Babcock, How to Choose Between Environmentally Positive Actions When One of Those Actions Can Harm the Other: A Case Study of the Conflict Between the California Condor and Wind Turbines, 52 Envtl. L. 1-23 (2022).
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Hope M. Babcock, The High Environmental Cost of Dying and What Can Be Done About It, 40 Va. Envtl. L.J. 152-168 (2022).
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, 38 Va. Envtl. L.J. 207-231 (2020).
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Book Chapters & Collected Works

Hope M. Babcock, Using the Public Trust Doctrine to Manage Property on the Moonin The Cambridge Handbook of Commons Research Innovations 264-272 (Sheila R. Foster & Chrystie F. Swiney eds., New York: Cambridge University Press 2022).