Call Number: 19697
Course Number: 6890-01
Professor: Alan Romero
Credit Hours & Type of Credit: 3
Semester Offered: Fall
Prerequisites: Students must have completed their first year of law school.
Recommended Courses: None
Course Overview: Land Use deals generally with public regulation of how land is used. Specifically, the course first covers the constitutional law related to land use regulation, including substantive due process, takings, equal protection, freedom of religion, and freedom of speech. The course then examines zoning, subdivision regulation, building codes, and aesthetic controls; local financing issues related to land use such as special assessments and development exactions; and the government's eminent domain power.
Course Materials: See the current Book List located under Courses and Curriculum. ROBERT C. ELLICKSON ET AL., LAND USE CONTROLS: CASES AND MATERIALS (4th ed. 2013).
Course Format: Lecture and class discussion.
Written Assignments: Short briefs will be prepared for the group project.
Type of Exam: Open-book final exam at the end of the semester.
Basis for Grading Student Performance: Exam, group project, and class participation.