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Babich Named Fellow to Prestigious Environmental Law Group

July 13, 2018 9:00 AM
Alina Hernandez

Tulane Law Professor Adam Babich has been elected as a Fellow to the prestigious American College of Environmental Lawyers.

At Tulane since 2000, Babich has been a distinguished voice for environmental law, serving until last year as the director of the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic. He teaches and writes on environmental law topics and is the author of numerous articles on environmental law and policy, administrative law and civil procedure.

The American College of Environmental Lawyers announced its 2018 list of Fellows and two honorary fellows acknowledging that each individual was selected for “distinguished experience, high standards of practice and substantial contributions to the field of environmental law.”

Babich was chosen along with 23 other attorneys nationwide, who come from government, academia, public interest and private practice. Fellows are chosen by peers and “have earned the recognition based on areas of environmental law and policy,” the College’s press release said. Membership is by invitation-only and those chose are considered preeminent in their field.

 Before joining Tulane, Babich was a litigator in Denver and Chicago, enforced environmental laws as a Colorado Assistant Attorney General, served as an adjunct attorney for the Environmental Defense Fund and worked as a judicial law clerk for the Colorado Supreme Court. He also spent four years as editor-in-chief of the Environmental Law Reporter.

He also was a trial lawyer on the nation’s first remedy trial under the Superfund law and has litigated high-profile cases involving the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and other types of environmental contamination. He also has taught at Georgetown University Law Center, American University and the University of Denver.

Under his leadership, the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic received the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association’s Camille F. Gravel Jr. Pro Bono Award in 2010.