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Preston Hopson
USC Gould School of Law

Preston Hopson

Lecturer in Law

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699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: August 25, 2019




Preston Hopson joined Tetra Tech in January 2018 as senior vice president and general counsel. At that time, he also was elected secretary to the Board of Directors. Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting and engineering services. The company supports government and commercial clients by providing innovative solutions focused on water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy and international development.

For the prior 10 years, Hopson served as assistant general counsel and assistant corporate secretary at the engineering and infrastructure firm AECOM. Prior to this, he was a senior associate at the law firm O’Melveny & Myers, LLP in Los Angeles. Hopson began his career as a judicial clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Hopson holds both a JD and a BA in ethics, politics and economics from Yale University. He is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel, Southern California Chapter, Board of Directors and a member of the Leadership Council of the Posse Scholarship Foundation.   

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RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Felipe Jiménez
August, 2022

"Legal Positivism for Legal Officials," Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence.

Robin Craig
August, 2022

"Tribal Water Rights and Tribal Health: The Klamath Tribes and the Navajo Nation During the COVID-19 Pandemic," St. Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy (Forthcoming 2023).

Robin Craig
August, 2022

"Remembering the Ocean in Water Law," chapter for A Research Agenda for Water Law.