Eminent Domain, Expropriation, and Emergency Action (SC)

Section 1ZO, J-Term 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 10/16
Credits: 1

Course Description

This class provides an overview of the constitutional law of government expropriation of private property. In addition to modern Supreme Court regulatory takings and eminent domain doctrine, we will explore the topic from theoretical and historical perspectives. The class will address the scope of the government’s police powers in times of emergency and the constitutional limits on government power. The class will be rooted in history and yet up to the moment, and we will explore issues ranging from the Revolutionary War to the Covid-19 crisis.

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): None
Description: None
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Written Work Product
Written Work Product: A 2500-3000 word paper will be due via EXPO no later than noon two weeks after the last class session.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes: In the event the Law School is required to move courses to online platforms, the instructors will utilize Zoom for live/synchronous class sessions and extended office hours.

Graduation Requirements

*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.

General Information

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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
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