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Florida State welcomes senior environmental scholar

Professor Shi-Ling Hsu

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida State University College of Law is pleased to welcome senior environmental scholar Professor Shi-Ling Hsu to its faculty. Hsu will join the faculty this fall from the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law.

Hsu is an expert in the areas of environmental and natural resource law, law and economics, climate change, quantitative methods and property. He has published in a wide variety of legal journals and recently published a book, The Case for a Carbon Tax: Getting Past our Hang-ups to Effective Climate Policy (Island Press 2011).

Hsu earned his J.D. and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University. He also holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics and an M.S. in Ecology from the University of California at Davis. Prior to entering academia, Hsu was a senior attorney and economist for the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C. He also practiced law in California, both as a deputy city attorney for the City and County of San Francisco and at private firms.

"We are all thrilled that Shi-Ling is joining the Florida State law faculty," said Dean Don Weidner. "It is important to deploy economic analysis when studying environmental issues."

U.S. News & World Report ranks Florida State’s environmental law program the nation’s sixth best.

March 2012