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College of Law

Florida State University


Oxford Faculty

Tahirih V. Lee
Associate Professor
Florida State University

Professor Lee has a J.D. from Yale Law School and a Ph.D. in history from Yale University.  She is a leading U.S. scholar on Chinese law and legal history. Before coming to FSU she taught at University of Minnesota Law School and Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Her teaching and research interests include Chinese law, international business transactions, comparative law, and alternative dispute resolution.

Elizabeth Fisher
Professor of Environmental Law
Faculty of Law and 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.

Melissa O. Hanson
Legal Writing Professor
Florida State University

Professor Hanson has a J.D. from the University of Florida and a B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to teaching, Professor Hanson spent eleven years as a career law clerk to two federal judges at the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. In addition, she spent seven years at the law firm Foley and Lardner, where she specialized in Labor and Employment litigation.  Professor Hanson currently teaches Legal Writing & Research and Federal Courts for the J.D. program and Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for the J.M. program. She was recently selected as a recipient of the 2016-17 University Graduate Teaching Award for excellence in teaching.