JD, S. J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, 2003;
BA, Middlebury College, 1997
Hillary Hoffmann is a Professor of Law in the Environmental Law Center. She is also a Faculty Fellow in VLS's Center for Agriculture and Food Systems. Professor Hoffmann teaches courses in natural resources law and Native American law.
Professor Hoffmann's scholarship has addressed the administration and enforcement of federal statutes related to natural resources, such as the Taylor Grazing Act, the Federal Lands Policy and Management Act, the National Forest Management Act, and NEPA. Recently, she has focused on regulatory changes required by climate change, particularly in the areas of livestock grazing, land management, and water allocation.
Before joining the faculty at Vermont Law School, Professor Hoffmann practiced real property and natural resources law in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she represented several conservation organizations in federal court and before the Bureau of Land Management Office of Hearings and Appeals. She also represented mining companies, condominium associations, and commercial landlords in various real property actions in state court. In 2005-2006, she represented Navajo children seeking insurance settlements in various wrongful death actions in federal and state court. 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 Utah Law Review. She is a member of the American Bar Association's Environment, Energy, and Resources committee, the Vermont Bar Association, and the Utah Bar Association.