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.


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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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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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. July 19, 2019).