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LAW 6601

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2014-2015.

This course will provide a broad introduction to the theory, doctrine, and history of land use regulation. Topics will include the meaning of ownership; theories behind land use controls; the private nuisance action; zoning, including the permissible content of zoning laws, contract and conditional zoning; vested rights, development agreements, and "ballot box" zoning; and constitutional limitations on government action in land-use controls,including takings law, the First Amendment, and due process challenges.  We will also consider current hot topics in land-use law, such as brownfields legislation, natural gas fracking, sprawl, conservative easements, historic preservation laws, and endangered species legislation.

When Offered Fall.

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  • 17929LAW 6601  LEC 001

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt