Barry Hill

Biography

Mr. Hill is a Visiting Scholar at the Environmental Law Institute, which is a research, education, and publication nongovernmental organization. Previously, Mr. Hill was the senior counsel for environmental governance of the Office of International and Tribal Affairs at the U.S. EPA. He also served as the director of the Office of Environmental Justice at the EPA; and the associate solicitor of the Division of Conservation and Wildlife, and director of the Office of Hearings and Appeals of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Prior to that, he was of counsel at the international law firm of Dickstein Shapiro, LLP where he had an environmental law practice; project manager in the Superfund Business Unit of ICF International; special counsel to the attorney general of the District of Columbia; legal counsel to the inspector general of the EPA; law secretary to the deputy administrative judge of New York City (Criminal Division); and an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn. He has lectured in the Middle East, Africa, South and Central America, and the Caribbean islands on a variety of environmental law and policy issues. He has taught at Vermont Law School as an adjunct faculty for more than 21 years, and has served on the Environmental Law Center’s Advisory Committee since 1994. He has been the recipient of several distinguished achievement awards in environmental justice, and environmental law and policy. He has been the author of the four editions of the textbook/handbook for law students, undergraduate and graduate students in the environmental sciences, and environmental law practitioners, entitled, Environmental Justice: Legal Theory and Practice. He has authored/co-authored more than 20 articles on environmental law and policy, and environmental justice and sustainable development in scholarly and professional journals. He has served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Environmental Law Institute. He received a BA in Political Science from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York; a MA in Political Science from Howard University; a JD from the Cornell University of Law; and an honorary doctor of laws degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law.