The TU College of Law Welcomes Three New Distinguished Faculty

Friday, February 26, 2010

The University of Tulsa College of Law is proud to announce the addition of three highly qualified faculty members, boosting the institution’s resident expertise in energy and environmental law, international law, and criminal law.

Joining the TU College of Law for the fall 2010 semester will be Sam Foster Halabi, Hannah Jacobs Wiseman, and Samuel Wiseman.

“We are extremely happy to welcome these three new additions to our faculty,” said Dean Janet K. Levit, Dean John Rogers Endowed Chair. “They possess a remarkable mix of success as practicing attorneys and excellence as scholars that will translate to peerless classroom experience for our students.”

Halabi joins TU after two years with the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center where he researched global issues relating to health and economics. He also has served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Nanette K. Laughrey of the U.S. District Court for Western Missouri in Kansas City, Mo., and was an associate with Latham & Watkins LLP in Washington, D.C. Halabi received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2005, a master’s degree in the Philosophy of International Relations from the University of Oxford in England in 2001, and bachelor’s degrees in political science and physical sciences from Kansas State University in 1999.

Halabi’s scholarship focuses on corporate law and emerging international or transnational regimes of industry-specific regulation. He will teach civil procedure, corporations and international law.

Hannah Jacobs Wiseman comes to TU from the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, where she has been a visiting assistant professor of law since 2008. She has served as law clerk to Judge Patrick Higginbotham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and was Of Counsel with the Hyde Park Neighborhood Association. Her work has been published in journals including the Georgetown Law Journal, the Tulane Environmental Law Journal and the Fordham Environmental Law Review. She received her J.D. in 2007 from Yale Law School and bachelor’s degrees in government and environmental studies in 2002 from Dartmouth College.

Her research interests focus on environmental and energy law. She will teach property, energy law and environmental law.

Samuel Wiseman joins TU after serving as a fellow in the Texas Solicitor General’s Office in Austin, Texas. He has served as a law clerk for Judge Fortunato Benavides of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Austin and for Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson of the Supreme Court of Texas in Austin. He has been published in the Fordham Urban Law Journal and has a forthcoming article in the Case Western Reserve Law Review. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School and a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale University.

He will teach criminal law, criminal procedure and constitutional law.

Scott Been