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.
U.S. Supreme Court Briefs
"Feds Hit With Suit Over Mich. Tribe Members' Disenrollment," by Law 360, April 18, 2018, referencing Professor Hope Babcock, Director of the Institute for Public Representation Environmental Law Clinic.
"Patchwork Water Pollution Rule Takes Effect After Supreme Court Ruling," coverage in Bloomberg News, January 22, 2018, featuring Professor Hope Babcock.
"The Rights of Nature Movement Goes on Trial," coverage by Rolling Stone, January 10, 2018, quoting Professor Hope Babcock.
"Trump Relying on Courts to Halt Obama EPA Rules, Lawyers Say," coverage in Bloomberg BNA News, June 21, 2017, featuring Professor Hope Babock.