Blake Hudson

  • Haub Visiting Scholar
Environmental Law Suite


BA, University of Montevallo
MA, Duke University's School of the Environment
JD, Duke University School of Law

Blake Hudson is the Dean of Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law. Previously he served as the Samuel T. Dell Professor of Law and Director of the Environmental Land Use and Real Estate Law Program at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. Prior to joining UF Law, Hudson held faculty roles at Stetson University College of Law, the Louisiana State University (LSU) Law Center and LSU’s College of the Coast & Environment, and the Houston Law Center. Before entering academia, he practiced at the law firm of Baker Botts in Houston. As a professor, Dean Hudson teaches courses related to property, environmental and natural resources law. His research focuses on the intersection of land use law, policy, and planning with natural resource management, as well as the complex role of private property rights and government institutions as solutions to common dilemmas.