Tracy Hester

University of Houston

Professor Hester teaches environmental law and emerging technology courses at the University of Houston Law Centre.  His research focuses on the innovative appli­cation of environmental laws to emerging technologies and risks, such as climate engineering, nanotechnologies, genetic modification, advanced renewable power projects, and on novel compliance and liability issues. Prior to joining the University of Houston Law Centre, Prof. Hester served as a partner in Bracewell LLP for sixteen years and led the Houston office's environmental group.
Prof. Hester co-directs the Environment, Energy & Natural Resource Centre's Speaker Series, which annually draws top speakers on energy and environmental topics to the University of Houston campus.  He also organizes and assists in the preparation of workshops and symposia on current energy and environmental topics.
Prof. Hester was inducted into the American College of Environmental Lawyers in 2015, elected as a member of the American Law Institute in 2004, and named the Top Environmental Lawyer in Houston in 2011 by Best Lawyers of America. He was also elected to the Council of the American Bar Association’s Section on Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER) in 2011, and he currently co-chairs SEER's new Law Professors Committee.