Hannah Wiseman

Hannah Wiseman

Hannah Wiseman

Attorneys' Title Professor and Associate Dean for Environmental Programs
Contact Information

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

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


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

Stationary Sources, Movable Rules: Intransigence and Innovation under the Clean Air Act, in BUILDING DURABILITY AND FLEXIBILITY INTO LONG TERM POLICY: LESSONS FROM THE CLEAN AIR ACT (Ann Carlson & Dallas Burtraw, editors) (Cambridge University Press 2019)

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 2016)

Federalism for the Worst Case (with David Landau & Samuel Wiseman), 105 IOWA L. REV. ___ (forthcoming 2020)

Rethinking Municipal Corporate Rights, 61 B.C. L. REV. ___ (forthcoming 2020)

Fracking as a Test of the Demsetz Property Rights Thesis (with David Dana), 71 HASTINGS L.J. ___ (forthcoming 2020)

Food Labeling and the Environment (with Samuel Wiseman), 34 J. ENVTL. L. & LITIG. 1 (2019)

Constrained Regulatory Exit in Energy Law (with Jim Rossi), 67 DUKE L.J. 1687 (2018)

Federal Laboratories of Democracy (with Dave Owen), 52 U.C. DAVIS L. REV. 101 (2018)

Dysfunctional Delegation, 35 YALE J. ON REG. 233 (2018)

Regulatory Triage in a Volatile Political Era, 117 COLUM. L. REV. ONLINE 240 (2017)

Unconventional Oil and Gas Spills: Risks, Mitigation Priorities, and State Reporting Requirements (with Lauren A. Patterson & Katherine
E. Konschnik), 51 ENVTL. SCI. & TECH. 2563 (2017)

Unconventional Oil and Gas Spills: Materials, Volumes, and Risks to Surface Waters in Four States of the U.S. (with Kelly Maloney, Sharon
Baruch-Mordo & Lauren A. Patterson, et al.), 581-582 SCI. TOTAL ENV’T 369 (2017)

Expanding the Boundaries of Administrative Constitutionalism: Understanding and Assessing Agencies’ Experimentation with Procedures, 32 J. LAND USE& ENVTL. L. 543 (2017)

Hydraulic Fracturing and Legal Frameworks, OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE (April 2017), at oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199935352.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780199935352-e-32?print=pdf

Negotiated Rulemaking and New Risks: A Rail Safety Case Study, 7 WAKE FOREST J.L. & POL’Y 207 (2016)

Disaggregating Preemption in Energy Law, 40 HARV. ENVTL. L. REV. 293 (2016)

Regional Energy Governance and U.S. Carbon Emissions (with Hari M. Osofsky), 43 ECOLOGY L. Q. 143 (2016)

Clean Energy Incentives: Risk, Capture, and Federalism, 67 FLA. L. REV. FORUM 161 (2016)