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Spring 2013
5335 Land Use - BRAY- 30393
time/day added 9-27-12

Professor(s): Zachary Bray (DEPARTED)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law 
Real Property, Trusts and Estates

Time: 9:00a-10:30a  MW  Location: 213  BLB

Course Outline: This course examines how and why land -- one of the most valuable and heavily regulated resources -- is regulated and controlled. Specific topics and problems that will be reviewed include takings, planning, zoning, covenants, housing programs, the civil liberties of landowners, and the conservation of certain aesthetic and environmental resources. Throughout our study of these issues, we will consider the comparative advantages and disadvantages of various land uses and types of land use controls. We will also consider competing ideas about how, when, and why land use should be regulated. The objectives of this course are to teach the substantive law of the subject matter in a comprehensive manner, to consider ethical and professional questions related to the subject matter, and to integrate the subject matter with the analytical and practical skills necessary to the practice of law.

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First Day Assignments: 1. Casebook 1-15; Website Reading # 1; Casebook 18-30; Casebook 30-34.
2. Casebook 34-45; Website Reading #2; Casebook 47-57; Casebook 63-71

Final Exam Schedule: 05/01 9am-noon  209 BLB    

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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

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