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. She is also a Faculty Fellow in the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, serves as the faculty advisor to the <em>Vermont Law Review</em>, and directs the annual Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship. Professor Hoffmann teaches courses in natural resources law, administrative law, and Native American law.</p> <p> Professor Hoffmann's scholarship has addressed the administration and enforcement of federal statutes related to natural and cultural resources. Recently, she has focused on regulatory changes required by climate change, particularly in the areas of livestock grazing, land management, and water allocation.</p> <p> Before joining the faculty at Vermont Law School, Professor Hoffmann practiced natural resources law at Fabian & Clendenin, PC, in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she represented several conservation organizations in federal court and before the Department of Interior’s Office of Hearings and Appeals.</p> <p> Professor Hoffmann received her BA in Spanish literature with High Honors from Middlebury College in 1997. In 2003, she received 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 in 2001-2002, 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 Vermont Bar Association, and the Utah Bar Association. She also serves on the Sierra Club Litigation Committee and as a consultant for the Grand Canyon Trust.</p>GP0|#3bd4c492-a3a6-4f19-91d8-a1f6097d4ef0;L0|#03bd4c492-a3a6-4f19-91d8-a1f6097d4ef0|Natural Resources Law and Management;GTSet|#d472df4a-bfc1-44e1-aba0-d9d3ce47ddf9GP0|#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

Biography

Biography

Publications

Publications

 

 

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 2014).</div>​http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=24646551047Publication
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 2014).</div>http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=23643762676Publication
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.html3115Publication
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=23416341048Publication
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/1049Publication
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=19175471051Publication
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/1050Publication
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=14638281052Publication

Presentations

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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
4th Annual Colloquium on Environmental Scholarshiphttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=10454th Annual Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship<div class="ExternalClass1D6CC7DE40D24AA686C5E1CEBEFE24F9"> ​Conference Organizer, 4th Annual Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship, Vermont Law School (October 2013).​ </div>1045Presentation
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

Awards & Accomplishments

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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