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Summer II 2014
7397 WRS: Local Controls, Land Development, Public Rights, and Private Conservation - BRAY- 18698

Professor(s): Zachary Bray (DEPARTED)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law 

Time: 6:00p-8:30p  MTW  Location: 117  TUII

Course Outline: The seminar on Local Controls, Land Development, Public Rights, and Private Conservation will cover a wide range of substantive issues related to property law, natural resources, land use, land development, and state and local regulation. We will also focus on legal research and writing techniques. The course will be graded primarily on the writing of a seminar paper, which will satisfy the Law Center’s writing requirement, as well as class participation.

The class is currently scheduled to meet regularly during the Summer II session, which runs from June 2 – July 8, 2014. In order to ensure that students have enough time to develop a seminar paper that will satisfy the Law Center’s writing requirement, only rough drafts of the paper will be due at the end of the seminar’s regular class meetings in July, at which time students will receive a grade of incomplete. Final drafts of the seminar paper will not be due until early August, at the end of the Law Center’s summer schedule, at which time Professor Bray will enter final grades for this seminar.

To ensure that enrolled students complete the paper in the time allotted, prior to the first class session interested students must first choose a topic for the paper, and then meet with Professor Bray to discuss the topic. Subsequent class discussions during the Summer II session will involve individual presentations of the students’ research and draft papers as well as group discussions about relevant assigned readings.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   Quota= 12

Prerequisites: Yes  Interested students must contact Professor Bray and get his approval for their proposed topic prior to the first class session. Derrick Gabriel in Student Services will keep a list of approved students.

First Day Assignments:
Of Coase and Cattle

Property and Personhood

The Comedy of the Commons

Community and Custom in Property

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:

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

Experiential Course Type:

Bar Course:

Course Materials (4/2/2014 9:17:33 AM)

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Texts for this seminar will be available through Westlaw, Lexis, Hein Online, and SSRN.