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Florida State University



Hannah Wiseman

Hannah Wiseman

Attorneys' Title Professor

Florida State University
College of Law
Roberts Hall, Room 237 
Phone: 850.645.0073


J.D., Yale University, 2007
A.B., summa cum laude, Dartmouth College, 2002

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Professor Hannah Wiseman’s research explores the role of regulation in protecting the character of living spaces and environmental quality, from the sublocal to the national level. As a law student, Professor Wiseman was a managing editor of the Yale Journal on Regulation and received the Israel H. Peres prize for the best student note or comment appearing in the Yale Law Journal in 2007. Professor Wiseman clerked for the Honorable Patrick E. Higginbotham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She joined the law school in 2012 and teaches Energy Law, Environmental Law, Land Use Regulation and Oil and Gas Law.

Select Recent Publications

HYDRAULIC FRACTURING: A GUIDE TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND REAL PROPERTY ISSUES  (with Keith B. Hall) (American Bar Association) (forthcoming 2016)

ENERGY LAW CONCEPTS & INSIGHTS (with Alexandra B. Klass) (Foundation Press) (forthcoming 2016)

ENERGY, ECONOMICS, AND THE ENVIRONMENT (with Joel B. Eisen, Emily Hammond, Jim Rossi, David B. Spence & Jacqueline Weaver) (4th ed., Foundation Press 2015)

The Environmental Risks of Shale Gas Development and Emerging Regulatory Responses: A U.S. Perspective
, in Handbook of Shale Gas Law and Policy (Tina Hunter, editor) (Intersentia) (forthcoming 2016)

Evolving Energy Federalism: Current Authority Allocations and the Need for Inclusive Governance, in The Law and Policy of Environmental Federalism: A Comparative Analysis (Kalyani Robbins, editor) (Edward Elgar Publishing 2015)

Negotiated Governance and New Risks: A Rail Safety Case Study, __ Wake Forest J.L. & Pol’y __ (forthcoming 2016)

Disaggregating Preemption in Energy Law, 40 Harv. Envtl. L. Rev. _ (forthcoming 2016)

Regional Energy Governance and U.S. Carbon Emissions (with Hari M. Osofsky), 43 Ecology L. Q. 101 (2016)

Clean Energy Incentives: Risk, Capture, and Federalism
, 67 Fla. L. Rev. Forum 161 (2016)

Moving Past Dual Federalism to Achieve Electric Grid Neutrality, 100 Iowa L. Rev. Bull. 97 (2015)

The Fracking Revolution: A Case Study in Policy Levers to Promote Innovation (with John M. Golden), 64 Emory L.J. 955 (2015)

Governing Fracking from the Ground Up, 93 Tex. L. Rev. See Also 29 (2015)

Coordinating the Oil and Gas Commons, 2014 B.Y.U. L. Rev. 1543

Regulatory Islands, 89 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1661 (2014)

A Market Approach to Regulating the Energy Revolution: Assurance Bonds, Insurance, and the Certain and Uncertain Risks of Hydraulic Fracturing (with David A. Dana), 99 Iowa L. Rev. 1523 (2014)

Remedying Regulatory Diseconomies of Scale, 94 B.U. L. Rev. 243 (2014)

Hybrid Energy Governance (with Hari Osofsky), 2014 U. Ill. L. Rev. 1 (2014)

The Capacity of States to Govern Shale Gas Development Risks, 48 Envtl. Sci. & Tech. 8376 (2014)

Community-Scale Renewable Energy (with Sara C. Bronin), 14 San Diego J. Climate & Energy L. 165 (2012-2013)

Hydraulic Fracturing and Information Forcing, 74 Ohio St. L.J. Furthermore 86 (2013)

Dynamic Energy Federalism (with Hari Osofsky), 72 Md. L. Rev. 773 (2013)

The Private Role in Public Fracturing Disclosure and Regulation, 3 Harv. Bus. L. Rev. Online 49 (2013)

Risk and Response in Fracturing Policy, 84 U. Colo. L. Rev. 101 (2013)

Urban Energy, 40 Fordham Urb. L.J. 1793 (2013)