Spring 2019
5335 Land Use - ZALE- 14101

Professor(s): Kellen Zale (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

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

Time: 10:30a-12:00p  TTH  Location: 209  BLB

Course Outline: This course examines land use law and policy. Land is one of the most fundamental and valuable resources to individuals and communities, and a wide array of public regulation as well as private controls shape the use and development of land. Specific topics that will be covered in the course include planning, zoning, subdivision regulation, aesthetic and historic preservation, regulatory takings, inclusionary housing, environmental review, private covenants, and the role of markets. Throughout our study of these issues, we will consider competing ideas about how, when, and why land use should be regulated and the comparative advantages and disadvantages of various land uses controls. The objectives of this course are to: (1) gain a foundation in the substantive law of the subject matter; (2) apply critical legal thinking to identify and understand constitutional, statutory, and regulatory constraints applicable to the subject matter; (3) recognize the policy implications and ethical questions related to the subject matter; and (4) integrate the doctrinal study of the subject matter with the analytical and practical skills necessary to the practice of law. Classes will be a combination of lecture and interactive discussion.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   


First Day Assignments: Casebook pages 1-21 and 655-658

Final Exam Schedule: Take home exam      

This course will have:
Exam: Take-home exam

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election:

Course Materials (11/13/2018 8:11:18 AM)

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: Sterk, PeƱalever, Bronin, LAND USE REGULATION (Foundation, 2nd ed. 2016)