H. Thompson Jr.
Barton H. Thompson Jr. is the
Vice Dean and Robert E. Paradise Professor of Natural Resources
Law at Stanford Law School and Senior Fellow at the Institute
for International Studies. In 1999, he was a Visiting Scholar
at the Hoover Institution for War, Revolution, and Peace.
At Stanford, Professor Thompson heads the Environmental
and Natural Resources Law & Policy program and teaches
courses in environmental law, natural resources, and property.
His scholarship and research focus on water, fishing, and
biodiversity policies; constitutional issues in environmental
protection; and market and other alternative approaches
to environmental issues. He is co-author of Legal Control of Water Resources (West Publishing,
3d. ed., 2000) and Environmental Law & Policy: Concepts
and Insights (Foundation Press 2003).
Professor Thompson consults for a variety
of private, governmental, and non-profit organizations.
He serves on the board of several environmental organizations,
including as chair of the board of the Natural Heritage
earned his J.D. and M.B.A. in 1976 and his B.A. in 1972
from Stanford University. Following law school, he clerked
for Judge Joseph T. Sneed of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court
of Appeals and Justice William H. Rehnquist of the U.S.
Supreme Court. Until joining the faculty at Stanford,
he was a partner in the Los Angeles office of O'Melveny & Myers.
He is a member of the California bar. At Stanford, he
has been the recipient of both the Hurlburt Award for
Excellence in Teaching and the Robert E. Paradise Fellowship
for Excellence in Teaching and Research. In 2002, he
also won an award from the CPR Institute for Dispute
Resolution for innovation in the teaching of problem
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