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
"How Green Was My Virtue," coverage in The New Republic, March 28, 2019, featuring Professor Hope Babcock.
"Can a lake have rights? Toledo votes yes.," coverage by The Christian Science Monitor, March 21, 2019, quoting Professor Hope M. Babcock.
"Land Bill’s Passage Signals GOP Shift on Conservation," coverage by U.S. News & World Report, February 13, 2019, quoting Professor Hope Babcock, Director of the Institute for Public Representation Environmental Law Clinic.
"DOI Escapes Mich. Tribe Members' Disenrollment Suit," coverage by Law360, January 8, 2019, mentioning Professor Hope Babcock, director, Institute for Public Representation.