Chancellor Jack Weiss is pleased to announce that Blake Hudson will join the LSU Law Center faculty as an Associate Professor beginning with the 2012-13 academic year. Professor Hudson’s course offerings will include Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, and related coursework. He will hold a joint appointment with the LSU School of the Coast and Environment.
Professor Hudson is currently an assistant professor at Stetson University College of Law teaching Property, Natural Resources and Ocean and Coastal Law and Policy. Prior to joining the faculty at Stetson, he was an associate at Baker Botts in Houston from 2007 until 2009.
Hudson graduated with honors from Duke University School of Law in 2007. He also received a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment. While at Duke, Hudson was a staff editor and Submissions Editor for the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum. He also received the Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement in Property. A 2002 graduate of the University of Montevallo, Hudson has undergraduate degrees in Biology and History.
Professor Hudson’s research considers how property, land use, and natural resources law and policy intersect with environmental and constitutional law, with specific focus on how federalism and constitutional structure can complicate and resolve land use and natural resource management issues at the state, federal and international levels. He also focuses on forest law and governance and commons research.