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.

Scholarship

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Hope M. Babcock, The Federal Government Has an Implied Moral Constitutional Duty to Protect Individuals from Harm Due to Climate Change: Throwing Spaghetti Against the Wall to See What Sticks, 45 Ecology L.Q. 735-786 (2019).
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Hope M. Babcock, Coloring Outside The Lines: A Response to Professor Seamon’s Dismantling Monuments, 70 Fla. L. Rev. F. 51-60 (2018).
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Hope M. Babcock, The Public Trust in Public Art: Property Law's Case Against Private Hoarding of “Public” Art, 50 Conn. L. Rev. 641-694 (2018).
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U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

Brief for Amici Curiae Law Professors in Support of Respondents, County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund, No. 18-260 (U.S. Jul. 19, 2019).
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Brief of Amici Curiae Environmental Law Professors in Support of Federal Respondents and Intervenor-Respondents, Weyerhaeuser Co. v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serv., No. 17-71 (U.S. July 3, 2018).
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