JD, S. J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, 2003;
BA, Middlebury College, 1997
Professor Hillary Hoffmann is a Professor of Law in the Environmental Law Center and the Legal Writing Program. She is also a Faculty Fellow in VLS's Center for Agriculture and Food Systems.
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 along with a Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resource Law. In law school, she was a William H. Leary Scholar, the Richard L. Dewsnup Fellow in Natural Resource Law in 2001-2002, served on the Utah Law Review in 2001-2002, and clerked in the Natural Resources Division of the Utah Attorney General's office. She also clerked for Chief Judge Dee V. Benson in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, Judges Merideth Wright and Thomas Durkin in the Vermont Environmental Court, and Judge Matthew Katz in Chittenden Superior Court.
Before joining the faculty at Vermont Law School, Professor Hoffmann practiced real property and natural resources law at Fabian & Clendenin, PC, in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she represented several environmental non-profit organizations before the Bureau of Land Management Office of Hearings and Appeals and in federal court. 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. 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 is also a member of the Nature Conservancy, the Grand Canyon Trust, and the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance.