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, Here Today, Gone Tomorrow—Is Global Climate Change Another White Man’s Trick to Get Indian Land? The Role of Treaties in Protecting Tribes as They Adapt to Climate Change, 2017 Mich. St. L. Rev. 371-423.
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Hope M. Babcock, Rescission of a Previously Designated National Monument: A Bad Idea Whose Time Has Not Come, 37 Stan. Envtl. L.J. 101-174 (2017). [Gtown Law] [HEIN] [W] [L] [SSRN]
Hope M. Babcock, Using the Federal Public Trust Doctrine to Fill Gaps in the Legal Systems Protecting Migrating Wildlife from the Effects of Climate Change, 95 Neb. L. Rev. 649-701 (2017). [Gtown Law] [HEIN] [W] [L] [SSRN]

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

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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Brief of Amici Curiae Walter F. Mondale, St. Croix River Ass'n, & American Rivers in Support of Respondents, Murr v. Wisconsin, No. 15-214 (U.S. June 17, 2016).