Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Oliver Houck

Professor - Law

Contact Info

Department Affiliation

  • B.A., Harvard University, English, 1960
  • J.D., Georgetown Law Center, 1967
Academic Experience
  • Professor, Tulane University School of Law, 1986-
  • Associate Professor, Tulane University School of Law, 1982-1986
  • Visiting Professor, Tulane University School of Law, 1981-1982

Research & Teaching Specializations: Environmental and Natural Resources Law; Cuba

Related Experience
  • Director, Environmental Law Program, Tulane University, 1986-
  • Vice President for Conservation and Education, National Wildlife Federation, Washington, D.C., 1979-81
  • Assistant United States Attorney, Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C., 1968-1971
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Graduate School, Tulane University, 2002
  • Marks Research Award, Tulane University School of Law, 2001, 2002
  • Felix Frankfurter Distinguished Teaching Award, Tulane University School of Law, 1987
  • Conservationist of the Year, Louisiana, 1985
  • Spanish
  • French
Overseas Experience
  • Mexico
  • Cuba
Selected Publications
  • 2019. “Shintech: Environmental Justice at Ground Zero.” Georgetown Environmental Law Review.
  • 2017. “Noah’s Second Voyage: The Rights of Nature as Law.” Tulane Environmental Journal.
  • 2016. “Willow Springs: A Louisiana Civil Action.” Loyola Law Review.
  • 2016. “The Vieux Carre Expressway.” Tulane Environmental Law Journal.
  • 2015. “The Reckoning: Oil and Gas Development in the Louisiana Coastal Zone.” Tulane Environmental Law Journal.
  • 2014. “Cooperative Federalism, Nutrients, and the Clean Water Act: Three Cases Revisited.” Environmental Law Reporter.
  • 2012. “The Battle of Lake Pontchartrain.” Tulane Environmental Law Journal.
  • 2012. “Breaking the Golden Rule.” Rutgers Law Review.
  • 2012. “Rescuing Ophelia.” Mississippi Law Journal.
  • 2011. “Save Ourselves.” Louisiana Law Review.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: Natural Resources Law; Pollution Control Law; Toxics and Hazardous Wastes; Water Resources; Fisheries Management; International Environmental Law

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