Blake Hudson

Environmental Law Suite


BA, University of Montevallo
MD,Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment
JD, Duke University School of Law

Blake Hudson is a 2020 Haub Visiting Scholar.  He is also a Professor of Law and A.L. O'Quinn Chair in Environmental Studies at the University of Houston. His research and writing focuses on the intersection of land use planning and natural resource management. Currently, he has a number of projects on which he is working, including a chapter for the Environmental Law Collaborative detailing some areas of land use regulation where state and local governments must become more engaged in light of climate change, an article on moral obligations and the takings clause, and an empirical article regarding the forest carbon sequestration potential of currently unforested medians along interstates around the U.S. He obtained his bachelor's degree in both biology and history, as well as minors in pre-law and political science, at the University of Montevallo, where he was a scholar-athlete. He graduated with high honors from Duke University School of Law, and also graduated with a Master's degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment.