Property, the Police Power and Emergencies

Section 1, Fall 22

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 15/16
Credits: 3
Days* Time Room Start Date End Date
  • W
  • 1540-1740
  • WB114
08/31/2022 12/07/2022
*“R” means Thursday

Course Description

This seminar will examine the contours of the police power, the foundational government power to regulate health, safety, and morals. Particular attention will be paid to the limits placed on the police power by the due process and takings clauses of the Constitution, as well as to the expansive use of the police power in times of crisis.

Course Requirements

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

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will have the option to write one long paper due at the end of the semester or several shorter papers over the course of the semester. Students opting to submit the shorter papers throughout the semester will submit them directly to the instructors (not via EXPO). Students opting to submit a substantial research paper at the end of the semester must do so via EXPO by noon on the last day of the finals period. Moreover, students intending to use the research paper to satisfy their Upper-Level Writing Requirement must submit a "Special Request" form to SRO (available via LawWeb) by October 4, 2022.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: (Constitutional Law (6001)) AND (Property (6006)) Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
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