Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Oliver Houck

Professor - Law

Contact Info
ohouck@tulane.edu

Department Affiliation
Law

Degrees
  • 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
Distinctions
  • 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
Languages:
  • Spanish
  • French
Overseas Experience
  • Mexico
  • Cuba
Selected Publications
  • 2009. Taking Back Eden. Island Publishers.
  • 2002. “Unfinished Stories.” Colorado Law Review.
  • 2002. “TMDLs V: Aftershock and Prelude.” Environmental Law Reporter.
  • 2000. The Clean Water Act TMDL Program: Law, Policy and Implementation. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Law Institute.
  • 2000. “Environmental Law in Cuba.” Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law.
  • 1998. “Are Humans Part of Ecosystems?” Environmental Law.

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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Read Across the Americas Summer Program at the Children's Resource Center

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Join us every first and third Saturday at 10:30 am for a bilingual storytime for kids ages 2 – 10. The program is part of an initiative between Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the New Orleans Public Library called the Pebbles Center.

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Saturday, June 1
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Saturday, June 15
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Saturday, July 6
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Saturday, July 20
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Read Across the Americas Summer Program at the Algiers Regional Branch

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Join us every Wednesday at 10:30 am for a bilingual storytime for kids ages 2 – 10. The program is part of an initiative between Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the New Orleans Public Library called the Pebbles Center. This summer we will explore the environment and diverse geography of Latin America. Bring your favorite jungle animal and be prepared to learn some Spanish as we embark on an adventure through the Americas. This program provides a reading list of recommended titles for all ages to explore Latin America on your own this summer. If you read all books, you will be eligible for a special award offered during Hispanic Heritage month at the annual Celebración Latina held at the Audubon Zoo.

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