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Oliver A. Houck

Professor of Law

BA, 1960, Harvard University; JD, 1967, Georgetown University

E-mail:  ohouck@tulane.edu
Telephone:  504.865.5946
Office:  Weinmann Hall, Room 255-C


Biography:

Professor Houck's interests are in environmental, natural resources, and criminal law. He has served as a federal prosecutor in Washington, DC and, subsequently, as General Counsel and Vice-President of the National Wildlife Federation. He has recently served on the Boards of Directors of the Defenders of Wildlife and the Environmental Law Institute, the Litigation Review Board of the Environmental Defense Fund, and two committees of the National Science Foundation. Professor Houck is active in legal proceedings involving wildlife, biological diversity, coastal, and water pollution control problems, and publishes regularly on these and related issues. He consulted on the development of environmental law in Cuba and other Latin American countries.  His classes emphasize relationships between ecology and law, and he regularly takes students on field trips into coastal ecosystems, the Pearl and Atchafalaya swamps, and other natural areas. He has received awards as Louisiana's Conservationist of the Year, Gambit magazine's New Orleanian of the Year, and the New Orleans Young Leadership Council's Role Model of the Year, as well as the Law School's Felix Frankfurter Distinguished Teacher. In 2000 and 2002, he was named a recipient of the Sumter Marks Award for his recent publications. Professor Houck was honored by Tulane University at the 2002 unified graduation ceremony when he was awarded the Graduate Teaching Award.  In 2005, he received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Environmental Section of the American Bar Association
 

Professor Houck's CV 

Courses:
Fall 2012 - Environmental Law: Natural Resources
Spring 2013 - Environmental Policy Seminar; Environmental Law: Coastal & Wetlands
Other courses - Criminal Law; ; Environmental Law: Fisheries Seminar; Comparative Environmental Law; Environmental Law: Endangered Species & Biodiversity; Clean Water Seminar



 
Books

“Down On The Batture,” University of Mississippi Press, 2010.

“Taking Back Eden,” Island Press, 2009.

“Environmental Law Stories,” FOUNDATION PRESS, 2005 (co-editor).

"The Clean Water Act TMDL Program:  Law, Policy and Implementation," ENVIRONMENTAL LAW INSTITUTE, 1999 (1st ed., 2002; 2nd ed. 2003).

 

“Standard Scientific Procedures for Implementing Ecosystem Management on Public Lands,” (multiple-authored), in “The Ecological Basis of Conservation:  Heterogeneity, Ecosystems and Biodiversity,” Chapman and Hall, (1996).

“BioDiversity and the Law,” Island Press, 1996 (forward).

“Science and the Endangered Species Act,” National Research Council, National Academy of Science, 1995, (multiple-authored).

The Role of Technology in Marine Habitat Restoration and Enhancement,” National Research Council, National Academy of Science 1994 (multiple-authored).


For media inquiries, contact:
Linda P. Campbell
Director of Communications
tel 504.865.5976
linda.campbell@tulane.edu



 
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