Hoffmannhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=23HoffmannHillary HoffmannProfessor of Law<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Hoffmann_Hillary.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />JD, S. J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, 2003BA, Middlebury College, 1997802-831-1205HHOFFMANN@vermontlaw.edu<p> Hillary Hoffmann is a Professor of Law in the Environmental Law Center and a Faculty Fellow in the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems. Professor Hoffmann teaches Natural Resources Law, Administrative Law, and Native American law. She also directs the annual <a href="http://forms.vermontlaw.edu/elc/colloquium/">colloquium for environmental scholarship</a>.</p> <p> Professor Hoffmann's scholarship addresses the administration and management of federal public lands and tribal lands, including statutes and regulatory regimes governing livestock grazing, private access and private rights on federal lands, and cultural resource protection. Recently, she has focused on climate change as a regulatory driver, both on the public domain and in Indian Country.</p> <p> Before joining the faculty at Vermont Law School, Professor Hoffmann was in private practice in Salt Lake City, Utah, focusing on public lands issues. Professor Hoffmann received her BA in Spanish literature with High Honors from Middlebury College and her JD from the S. J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. In law school, she was a William H. Leary Scholar, the Richard L. Dewsnup Fellow in Natural Resource Law, and served on the <em>Utah Law Review</em>. She is a member of the American Bar Association's Environment, Energy, and Resources committee, the Sierra Club Litigation Committee, the Vermont Bar Association, and the Utah Bar Association.</p>GP0|#3bd4c492-a3a6-4f19-91d8-a1f6097d4ef0;L0|#03bd4c492-a3a6-4f19-91d8-a1f6097d4ef0|Natural Resources Law and Management;GTSet|#d472df4a-bfc1-44e1-aba0-d9d3ce47ddf9;GP0|#c55b4fa3-1f94-4393-970f-45ba26f29259;L0|#0c55b4fa3-1f94-4393-970f-45ba26f29259|Administrative Law;GP0|#ba6d469e-8295-4322-b545-6d3b9b38c368;L0|#0ba6d469e-8295-4322-b545-6d3b9b38c368|Climate Change;GP0|#f26c39b0-3c20-4204-bf88-f6e41c54840b;L0|#0f26c39b0-3c20-4204-bf88-f6e41c54840b|Native American LawGP0|#84094f35-8eaa-4481-b414-8bc4beec3f97;L0|#084094f35-8eaa-4481-b414-8bc4beec3f97|Faculty;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1Administrative Law; Native American Law; Natural Resources Law

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              Fracking Near Indian Country: The Federal Trust Relationship, Tribal Sovereignty, and the Beneficial Use of Produced Waterhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2676Fracking Near Indian Country: The Federal Trust Relationship, Tribal Sovereignty, and the Beneficial Use of Produced Water<div class="ExternalClass500854D6B0DC4C589C1C1AE895D565EE"> ​<em>Fracking Near Indian Country: The Federal Trust Relationship, Tribal Sovereignty, and the Beneficial Use of Produced Water</em>​, Yale Journal on Regulation (forthcoming 2015).​</div>http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=23643762676PublicationArticle
              Demand Management and Climate Change in the Great Basin: An Integrated Approach to Resource Management in an Era of Armed Conflict Over Grazing on Federal Landshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1047Demand Management and Climate Change in the Great Basin: An Integrated Approach to Resource Management in an Era of Armed Conflict Over Grazing on Federal Lands<div class="ExternalClassB8407F08A7BB43999B27BFB0276BC5A6"> <em>​Demand Management and Climate Change in the Great Basin: An Integrated Approach to Resource Management in an Era of Armed Conflict Over Grazing on Federal Lands​</em>, George Washington Law School Journal of Energy & Environmental Law (forthcoming 2015).</div>​http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=24646551047PublicationArticle
              ​Utah's public lands aren't about to change handshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=3240​Utah's public lands aren't about to change hands<div class="ExternalClass39EBD717CD3846849BA825F24615E619"><div>​"Utah's public lands aren't about to change hands," Op-Ed, High Country News (Feb 24, 2015).</div></div>https://www.hcn.org/articles/utahs-public-lands-arent-about-to-change-hands3240PublicationCommentary
              The Flawed Law and Economics of Federal Land Seizure Statuteshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=3247The Flawed Law and Economics of Federal Land Seizure Statutes<div class="ExternalClassF28111D80FA64097B64E6A3F4BC1F03F"><div><em>The Flawed Law and Economics of Federal Land Seizure Statutes</em>. National Resources & Environment, February 5, 2015.</div> ​</div>3247PublicationArticle
              Obama Administration Settles With Navajo Nation for $554Mhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=3244Obama Administration Settles With Navajo Nation for $554M<div class="ExternalClass095EF710BFD84D6A9AF2A6BC46F6DECF"><div><em>Obama Administration Settles With Navajo Nation for $554M</em>. Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, December 10, 2014.</div> ​</div>3244PublicationCommentary
              Tenth Circuit Issues Decision Regarding Claims to R.S. 2477 Rights of Way Over Federal Landshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=3246Tenth Circuit Issues Decision Regarding Claims to R.S. 2477 Rights of Way Over Federal Lands<div class="ExternalClass204DAFF2B17B4EBDBBE5DF53FB5472F8"><p>​Tenth Circuit Issues Decision Regarding Claims to R.S. 2477 Rights of Way Over Federal Lands. Environmental Law Prof Blog,  December 5, 2014.</p></div>3246PublicationCommentary
              What Shell's Ninth Circuit Loss Means for Preemptive Suits Under the APAhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=3245What Shell's Ninth Circuit Loss Means for Preemptive Suits Under the APA<div class="ExternalClassB114930DE9634BCE92B80894656191B6"><div><em>​What Shell's Ninth Circuit Loss Means for Preemptive Suits Under the APA</em>. Environmental Law Prof Blog, November 15, 2014.​</div></div>3245Publication
              Federal District Court Upholds Obama Administration's Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Withdrawalhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=3115Federal District Court Upholds Obama Administration's Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Withdrawal<div class="ExternalClass51080B1A4F4A4454BB200D1D2D484639"><div><em>​Federal District Court Upholds Obama Administration's Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Withdrawal</em>, Environmental Law Prof blog, Oct. 2, 2014.</div></div>http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/2014/10/federal-district-court-upholds-obama-administrations-grand-canyon-uranium-mining-withdrawal.html3115PublicationCommentary
              Brief of Amici Curiae Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. and Sierra Club in Support of Appellant the United States of America, in United States v. Estate of E. Wayne Hage, et al.http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=3248Brief of Amici Curiae Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. and Sierra Club in Support of Appellant the United States of America, in United States v. Estate of E. Wayne Hage, et al.<div class="ExternalClassECB4DA943AA141DDB9923FB7A7AA138E"><div><em>Brief of Amici Curiae Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. and Sierra Club in Support of Appellant the United States of America, in United States v. Estate of E. Wayne Hage, et al.</em> Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, May 16, 2014.</div> ​</div>3248PublicationLegal Advocacy
              Climate Change and the Decline of the Federal Range: Is Adaptive Management the Solution?http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1048Climate Change and the Decline of the Federal Range: Is Adaptive Management the Solution?<div class="ExternalClass0FBBF046050A46F285AE1167EFEB5F82"> Climate Change and the Decline of the Federal Range: Is Adaptive Management the Solution?​, 15 Vt. J. Envt. L. 2 (Spring 2014). </div>http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=23416341048PublicationArticle
              The End of the Road for RS. 2477 Claimants in Canyonlands National Parkhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=3243The End of the Road for RS. 2477 Claimants in Canyonlands National Park<div class="ExternalClass9D21DD4E56434966AC345A7B9965CE7A"><div><em>​The End of the Road for RS. 2477 Claimants in Canyonlands National Park</em>. Environmental Law Prof Blog, May 2, 2014.​</div></div>3243PublicationCommentary
              Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energyhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1049Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy<div class="ExternalClass6B3510816742482B8861014F1ADABFD7"> <em>Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy</em>, Vermont Law Top 10 Environmental Watch List 2014, No. 10, co-authored with Andrew Minikowski, JD/MELP '15 (2013).​ </div>http://watchlist.vermontlaw.edu/pacific-coast-action-plan-on-climate-and-energy/1049PublicationCommentary
              Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs: The Wilderness Society v. Kane County Leaves Everyone Confused About Navigating a Right of Way Claim Under Revised Statute 2477http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1051Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs: The Wilderness Society v. Kane County Leaves Everyone Confused About Navigating a Right of Way Claim Under Revised Statute 2477<div class="ExternalClass632C44C959904FFA8C9950BFF15D4D5B"> <em>Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs: The Wilderness Society v. Kane County Leaves Everyone Confused About Navigating a Right of Way Claim Under Revised Statute 2477</em>, 18 Hastings W.-N.W. J. Envt. L & Pol'y 3 (2012).​ </div>http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=19175471051PublicationArticle
              Recent Surge in "Ghost Roads" Litigation Threatens National Parks and Other Federally Protected Landshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1050Recent Surge in "Ghost Roads" Litigation Threatens National Parks and Other Federally Protected Lands<div class="ExternalClassF6680230A1DA49A49D27B3BE47C7A40A"> <em>Recent Surge in "Ghost Roads" Litigation Threatens National Parks and Other Federally Protected Lands</em>, Vermont Law Top 10 Environmental Watch List 2013, No. 7, co-authored with student Sara Imperiale (2012).​ </div>http://watchlist.vermontlaw.edu/recent-surge-in-%E2%80%9Cghost-roads%E2%80%9D-litigation-threatens-national-parks-and-other-federally-protected-lands/1050PublicationCommentary
              A Changing of the Cattle Guard: The Bureau of Land Management’s New Approach to Grazing Qualificationshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1052A Changing of the Cattle Guard: The Bureau of Land Management’s New Approach to Grazing Qualifications<div class="ExternalClass89298FC226D740ADBE1DE566FA46D9EB"> <em>A Changing of the Cattle Guard: The Bureau of Land Management’s New Approach to Grazing Qualifications</em>, 24 J. ENVTL. L. & LITIG. 243 (2009). </div>http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=14638281052PublicationArticle

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              Grazing and Climate Change: Lessons for Public Land Managementhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=3250Grazing and Climate Change: Lessons for Public Land Management<div class="ExternalClassA4601F6957FD4187A2EAB27C0B4D07F9"><p>Panelist, "Grazing and Climate Change: Lessons for Public Land Management," 17th Institute for Natural Resources Law Teachers, Salt Lake City, UT, May 29, 2015.</p></div>3250Presentation
              The Unsustainable Livestock Grazing Regime on Federal Public Lands: Lessons from Abroadhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=3262The Unsustainable Livestock Grazing Regime on Federal Public Lands: Lessons from Abroad<div class="ExternalClassEA9E58DCD2EC40599DF1947F195DC7CB"><p>​Panelist, "The Unsustainable Livestock Grazing Regime on Federal Public Lands: Lessons from Abroad," First Annual Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educators, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, May 8, 2015.​</p></div>3262Presentation
              Fracking Waste Disposal in Indian Countryhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=3116Fracking Waste Disposal in Indian Country<div class="ExternalClass723813B0F83E42AFAA05614C684BDE85"><div>​Invited Panelist, Vermont Journal of Environmental Law Symposium, "Fracking Waste Disposal in Indian Country," Oct. 24, 2014.</div></div>3116Presentation
              A Constitutional Critique of Utah's Transfer of Public Lands Acthttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=3117A Constitutional Critique of Utah's Transfer of Public Lands Act<div class="ExternalClass137220BEA5AB4BB3B2AAD1C5D248E95E"><div>​Presenter, 5th Annual Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship, "A Constitutional Critique of Utah's Transfer of Public Lands Act," Oct. 4, 2014.</div></div>3117Presentation
              The Real Public Lands Standoff in Nevada: Unsustainable Livestock Grazing and Climate Changehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1042The Real Public Lands Standoff in Nevada: Unsustainable Livestock Grazing and Climate Change<div class="ExternalClass85AB39E8FCCB452E8E275632B9C70FAE"> ​Presenter, "The Real Public Lands Standoff in Nevada: Unsustainable Livestock Grazing and Climate Change," New England Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Woodstock, VT (April 2014).​ </div>1042Presentation
              Demand Management and Livestock Grazing in the Great Basin: an Integrated Approach to the Climate Crisis Facing Federal Rangelandshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1043Demand Management and Livestock Grazing in the Great Basin: an Integrated Approach to the Climate Crisis Facing Federal Rangelands<div class="ExternalClassAF2A27F316674771B4AB2A0B1F9BBEC8"> Presenter, "Demand Management and Livestock Grazing in the Great Basin: an Integrated Approach to the Climate Crisis Facing Federal Rangelands," Shapiro Symposium on Public Lands, George Washington University (March 2014).​ </div>1043Presentation
              Cultural Resource Protection and Federal Livestock Grazing Policyhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1044Cultural Resource Protection and Federal Livestock Grazing Policy<div class="ExternalClassC4B78D56097E4EDE964E99237409FB4E"> Presenter, "Cultural Resource Protection and Federal Livestock Grazing Policy," Virtual Guest Lecture Series, Mercer University Law School (November 2013).​ </div>1044Presentation
              Managing Multiple Incompatible Uses: Why the Forest Services Livestock Grazing Policy Fails to Protect Native American Archeological Siteshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=1046Managing Multiple Incompatible Uses: Why the Forest Services Livestock Grazing Policy Fails to Protect Native American Archeological Sites<div class="ExternalClass25CFEB668AE9416680E064B98D6C34B6"> ​Presenter, "Managing Multiple Incompatible Uses: Why the Forest Services Livestock Grazing Policy Fails to Protect Native American Archeological Sites," 19th International Symposium ​on Society and Resource Management, <em>A Time for Integration</em>, Estes Park, Colorado (June 2013). </div>1046Presentation

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              Consultant and Member, Grand Canyon Trusthttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2678Consultant and Member, Grand Canyon Trust<div class="ExternalClass5826D73148FF40368FC268F78907D735"><p>​Consultant and Member, Grand Canyon Trust</p></div>2678Affiliation
              Member, Sierra Club Litigation Committee Member (2014-present)​​http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2677Member, Sierra Club Litigation Committee Member (2014-present)​​<div class="ExternalClassE39F1A61CCBC4A60A8549F9A997B4CA5">​Member, Sierra Club Litigation Committee Member (2014-present)​​<br></div>2677Affiliation
              Member, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliancehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2679Member, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance<div class="ExternalClass692B839FC5E44310A58BC4877B8F2085"><p>​Member, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance</p></div>2679Affiliation