Spring 2015
    Law No.: LAW7060
    Sched. No.: 115210150

Land Use Law
Section 1
Cannon, Jonathan Z.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):TR, 1130-1250 (SL262)
Capacity:64 **This information is current as of 05/25/2015 06:14:09 AM**
Current Enrollment:38 **This information is current as of 05/25/2015 06:14:09 AM**

Course Description:

This course will explore the regulation of land use, with an emphasis on the constitutional and environmental dimensions of land use law. The course will begin with the elements of the land development and regulation process, including the basics of planning and zoning. We will then address the following topics, among others: constitutional constraints on land use regulation, including those imposed by the First Amendment and the Fifth Amendment’s Takings Clause; housing discrimination on the grounds of race and income; environmental justice issues, including regional obligations to accommodate “locally undesirable land uses”; environmental law as a constraint on land use; and land use law as environmental regulation. We will use our consideration of these topics to explore the public institutions that affect land use and the relationships among those institutions, markets, and citizen organizations. Although the course will focus primarily on the regulation of land, we will also address public ownership and private alternatives to regulation.