Robert E. Atkinson, Jr.

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Robert E. Atkinson, Jr.

Robert E. Atkinson, Jr.

Position
Greenspoon Marder Professor
Contact Information

Florida State University
College of Law
Roberts Hall, Room 215 
Phone: 850.644.4503
Fax: 850.644.5487
ratkinson@law.fsu.edu

Education

J.D., Yale University, 1982
B.A., Washington and Lee University, 1979

Recognized for his publications addressing the intersection of law and literature, Professor Atkinson is one of the country's leading scholars on legal professionalism, a noted scholar on the law of nonprofit organizations and on the relationship between business ethics and legal ethics.

He teaches Property, Professional Responsibility, Legal Ethics, and Law and Literature, and has also taught Taxation of Nonprofit Organizations. Recipient of the 2001 Professionalism Award from the Florida Supreme Court's Commission on Professionalism, Professor Atkinson served as a Visiting Professor at Cornell Law School in Spring 2002. Before entering law teaching, Professor Atkinson was associated with the firm of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan in Washington, D.C., and clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

 

Select Recent and Forthcoming Publications

A Primer on the Neo-Classical Republic Theory of the Nonprofit Sector (And the Other Three Sectors, Too), in Research Handbook on Not-for-Profit Law (Matthew Harding, editor) (Edward Elgar Publishing 2018)

Sea Captains and Philosopher Kings: Billy Budd as Melville’s Republican Response to Plato’s Republic, ___ Hofstra L. Rev. 1139 (2020)

For-Profit Managers as Public Fiduciaries: A Neo-Classical Republican Perspective, ___ Fla. St. Univ. Bus. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2019), abbreviated version in Fiduciaries and Trust: Ethics, Politics, Economics and Law (Matthew Harding & Paul Miller, editors) (Cambridge University Press 2020)

Writer Re-Written: What Really (Might Have) Happened to Atticus and Scout, 69 Ala. L. Rev.595 (2018)