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Richard Hildreth

Frank E. Nash Professor of Law

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Phone: (541) 346-3866
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Thirty-five of my 40 years of law teaching have been spent at the University of Oregon. Working with J.D., Masters Degree, and Ph.D. students and faculty at the UO including OIMB, OSU, and PSU interested in managing U.S. and global ocean resources sustainably has been extremely challenging and rewarding. Being part of the ENR team at the law school has allowed me to focus my recent research on the search for legal responses to our climate change challenges including ocean acidification which is adversely affecting farmed oysters on the Oregon coast.

Specializations

Ocean and Coastal Law; International Environmental Law; Climate Change Law.

Brief Biography

Professor Hildreth is the author of five textbooks and many other publications on ocean and coastal law. He has consulted frequently with federal and state coastal management agencies in the U.S. and Australia and with Pacific Island governments on environmental legal matters. Hildreth served as the University of Queensland Law Faculty's 50th Anniversary Visiting Fellow. He has served on the National Research Council's Nonnative Oysters and Coastal Ocean Committees, the Pacific Northwest Regional Marine Research Board, and the editorial advisory boards of the journals Coastal Management and Ocean Development and International Law. Hildreth practiced business law with Steinhart & Falconer in San Francisco before teaching law.

Credentials

Diploma in Law, Stockholm, 1973; Diploma in Law, Oxford, 1969; J.D. Michigan 1968; BSE Michigan 1965 Professional Appointments Director, University of Oregon Ocean & Coastal Law Center (1980-present) Frank E. Nash Professor of Law, School of Law, University of Oregon (2010-present) 50th Anniversary Visiting Fellow, University of Queensland School of Law Business Lawyer, Steinhart & Falconer 1969-1972

Notable Professional Affiliations

National Research Council’s Nonnative Oysters and Coastal Oceans Committees Pacific Northwest Regional Marine Research Board Editorial Advisory Board, Coastal Management.


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