Land Use Law
Section 1, Fall 19
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.
Midterm Type (if any): None
Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: Flex exam at end of semester.
Final Exam Notes:
Flex exam at end of semester.
Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Written work product will be required. Details to be announced.
Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: No
*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No
*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the 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.
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Constitutional Law, Environmental and Land Use Law, Public Policy and Regulation, Race and Law
Public Syllabus Link: None
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