Robert E. Atkinson, Jr.
Greenspoon Marder Professor
Florida State University

Prof. Atkinson earned his J.D. from the Yale Law School and practiced in Washington, D.C., before coming to Florida State in 1987.  His publications address the intersection of law and literature, the philosophical foundations of professional ethics, and the role of nonprofit organizations.  He regularly teaches professional responsibility; property; and Law, Classics, and Scriptures.  He taught Utopia and the Law through FSU’s modern languages department in Paris in the summer of 2002 and in the FSU Oxford Program in the summer of 2005.

Shawn J. Bayern
Larry and Joyce Beltz Professor of Torts
Florida State University

Prof. Bayern earned his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley,  Before coming to Florida State he was a visiting assistant professor at Duke Law School.  He has also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Harris Hartz of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, for the Office of the Solicitor General, and at the appellate staff of the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice.  His research focuses on common-law issues, primarily in contracts, torts, and corporate law.  He teaches Torts, Contracts, Corporations and other related courses.

Elizabeth Fisher
Fellow and Reader in Environmental Law
Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford 

Dr. Fisher has B.A./LL.B. degrees from the University of South Wales and a D.Phil. from Oxford. She has been teaching law at Corpus Christi College of Oxford University since 2000 and teaches European Union law, environmental law and administrative law.  Her areas of research expertise are comparative environmental law and risk regulation (including the EU and the US). In 2007 her book, Risk Regulation and Administrative Constitutionalism won the Society of Legal Scholars Peter Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship.

Jeffrey Hackney

Emeritus Fellow and Lecturer

Wadham College, University of Oxford


Mr. Hackney holds M.A. and B.C.L. degrees from Oxford where he was a Vinerian Scholar. He is a member of Middle Temple and a senior Oxford faculty member, having served as Fellow and Tutor in Law at St. Edmund Hall from 1966 to 1976 and Fellow and Tutor in Law at Wadham College until his retirement in 2009. He is now an Emeritus Fellow of both colleges and continues to teach in the faculty. Mr. Hackney's special interests are legal history, Roman law, land law and equity.