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Thursday, November 04, 2010

Attention: Legal Reporters

Legal Experts Explore Challenges of Regulatory Takings

Media Contact: Susan Gluss, (510) 642-6936,

WHAT: Thirteenth annual day-long conference, "Litigating Regulatory Takings Challenges to Land Use and Environmental Regulations."

The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law will bring together leading scholars and practitioners to discuss issues raised by recent court cases and regulatory initiatives in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on a closely watched regulatory takings case.

Topics to be discussed include the Supreme Court's Stop the Beach Renourishment decision, the future of the judicial takings theory, takings questions related to climate change, controversial new decisions applying an expansive interpretation of the Penn Central analysis, as well as recent cases involving water use regulation.
Key Questions to be addressed:

  • What did the Supreme Court rule in Stop the Beach Renourishment and what does it mean?
  • Where does eminent domain law stand in California and other states five years after Kelo?
  • What are the latest developments in federal rails-to-trails takings litigation?
  • Is water different from land and other resources under the Takings Clause?
  • What are the standards for determining government liability for alleged breaches of contracts?

Friday, Nov. 5, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Alumni House, Toll Room. See campus map.

This conference is co-sponsored by Berkeley Law, Vermont Law School, and Georgetown University Law Center. The event is free and open to the media. For more details, contact Ethan Elkind at or 310-729-0902.

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