Land Use Law

Section 1, Fall 22

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 20/44
Credits: 3
Days* Time Room Start Date End Date
  • MW
  • 1410-1530
  • SL258
08/31/2022 12/07/2022
*“R” means Thursday

Course Description

This course will explore the regulation of land use. It will focus on controls established and administered by local governments but will also consider the role of states and federal authorities. The course will address the basic elements of the land development and regulation process and explore the variety of legal structures and doctrines that channel that process. We will also address public ownership and private alternatives to regulation; the effects of localities’ regulation of land use on the economic, social, environmental and other quality-of-life dimensions of our daily experience; and the relationship of local land use policies to national and global issues, including economic growth, climate change, and social justice.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will be required to submit a paper (details to be announced) via EXPO by noon on December 22nd.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: The main textbook for this course is Ellickson, Been, Hills, & Serkin, Land Use Controls (5th Ed.)
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

Schedule No.
Law No.
Modified Type
ABA Seminar
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Wednesday, November 30, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, December 09, 11:59 PM