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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 at Penn State Law
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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.

Professor Wiseman 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.

Select Recent Publications

Hydraulic Fracturing: A Guide to the Environmental and Real Property Issues (with Keith B. Hall) (American Bar Association 2016)

Energy Law Concepts & Insights (with Alexandra B. Klass) (Foundation Press 2016)

Energy, Economics, and the Environment (with Joel B. Eisen, Emily Hammond, Jim Rossi, David B. Spence & Jacqueline Weaver) (4th ed., Foundation Press 2015)

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 (Cambridge University Press) (forthcoming 2017)

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)

Evolving Energy Federalism: Current Authority Allocations and the Need for Inclusive Governance, in The Law and Policy of Environmental Federalism: A Comparative Analysis (Kalyani Robbins, editor) (Edward Elgar Publishing 2015)

Delegation and Dysfunction, 35 Yale J. on Reg. ___ (forthcoming 2017)

Regulatory Triage in a Volatile Political Era, ___ Colum. L. Rev. Online ___ (forthcoming 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)

Negotiated Governance 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. 101 (2016)

Clean Energy Incentives: Risk, Capture, and Federalism, 67 Fla. L. Rev. Forum 161 (2016)

Moving Past Dual Federalism to Achieve Electric Grid Neutrality, 100 Iowa L. Rev. Bull. 97 (2015)

The Fracking Revolution: A Case Study in Policy Levers to Promote Innovation (with John M. Golden), 64 Emory L.J. 955 (2015)

Governing Fracking from the Ground Up, 93 Tex. L. Rev. See Also 29 (2015)

Coordinating the Oil and Gas Commons, 2014 B.Y.U. L. Rev. 1543

Regulatory Islands, 89 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1661 (2014)

A Market Approach to Regulating the Energy Revolution: Assurance Bonds, Insurance, and the Certain and Uncertain Risks of Hydraulic Fracturing (with David A. Dana), 99 Iowa L. Rev. 1523 (2014)

Remedying Regulatory Diseconomies of Scale, 94 B.U. L. Rev. 243 (2014)

Hybrid Energy Governance (with Hari Osofsky), 2014 U. Ill. L. Rev. 1 (2014)

The Capacity of States to Govern Shale Gas Development Risks, 48 Envtl. Sci. & Tech. 8376 (2014)