Oxford Faculty

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

Professor 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
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.


Jake Linford
Loula Fuller and Dan Myers Professor
Florida State University

Professor Linford received his J.D. from the University of Chicago, where he was a member of The University of Chicago Law Review, graduated with high honors and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Prior to joining the Florida State law faculty, Professor Linford litigated copyright and trademark matters with the law firm of Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson, LLP, in Chicago and clerked for the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He focuses his scholarship on intellectual property and contract law. He teaches Contracts, Copyright Law, Trademarks and Unfair Competition, and Current Topics in Intellectual Property.

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