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Hannah Wiseman

Hannah Wiseman

Professor of Law
Professor and Wilson Faculty Fellow in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Institutes of Energy and the Environment Co-funded Faculty

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Curriculum Vitae

Education: 

J.D., Yale Law School
A.B., Dartmouth College, summa cum laude

Professor Hannah Wiseman is a Professor of Law, Professor and Wilson Faculty Fellow in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, and Institutes of Energy and the Environment Co-funded Faculty Member. Professor Wiseman teaches and writes in the areas of Energy Law, Oil & Gas Law, Land Use Regulation, Environmental Law, and Administrative Law. Her work focuses on the mechanics and design of regulation and governance in these areas, including the challenges of determining appropriate governance levels, fostering effective experimentation, and addressing expansions in the scale of regulated activities. She has published articles in the NYU Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Duke Law Journal (co-authored), and Boston University Law Review, among others, and she is a co-author of the textbook “Energy, Economics, and the Environment” (Foundation Press) with Professors Joel Eisen, Emily Hammond, Jim Rossi, and David Spence. She is also a co-author of the book "Energy Law" (Foundation Press) with Professor Alexandra Klass and "Hydraulic Fracturing: A Guide to Environmental and Real Property Issues" (American Bar Association press) with Keith Hall.

Hannah received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, summa cum laude, and her law degree from Yale Law School, and she clerked for Judge Patrick Higginbotham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Before joining the faculty at Penn State, Professor Wiseman was the Attorneys' Title Professor at Florida State University College of Law, an Assistant Professor at the University of Tulsa School of Law, and an Emerging Fellow (Visiting Assistant Professor) at the University of Texas School of Law.

Taxing Local Energy Externalities, __ Notre Dame L. Rev. (forthcoming 2021)

Coequal Federalism and Federal-State Agencies, 55 Ga. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2021) (with Dave Owen)

The New Oil and Gas Governance, 129 Yale L.J. Forum 51 (2020) (with Tara Righetti and James  Coleman)

Federalism for the Worst Case, 105 Iowa L. Rev. 101 (2020) (with David Landau and Samuel R. Wiseman)

Rethinking Municipal Corporate Rights, 61 B.C. L. Rev. 591 (2020)

Fracking as a Test of the Demsetz Property Rights Thesis, 71 Hastings L.J. 845 (2020) (with David Dana)

Food Labeling and the Environment, 34 J. Envtl. L. & Litigation 1 (2019) (with Samuel R. Wiseman)

Federal Laboratories of Democracy, 52 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1119 (2018) (with Dave Owen)

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

Delegation and Dysfunction, 35 Yale J. on Reg. 233 (2018)

Expanding the Boundaries of Administrative Constitutionalism: Understanding and Assessing Agencies’ Experimentation with Procedures, 32 J. Land Use & Envtl. L. 543 (2017, invited symposium contribution)

Negotiated Rulemaking and New Risks: A Rail Safety Case Study, 7 Wake Forest J. L. & Pol. 207 (2017, invited symposium contribution)