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273.1 sec. 001 - Land Use Law (Spring 2020)

Instructor: Jeffrey Hare  
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Units: 3

Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.


    Th 10:00 AM - 12:40 PM
    Location: Law 141
    From January 16, 2020
    To April 24, 2020

Course Start: January 16, 2020
Course End: April 24, 2020
Class Number: 32189

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 26
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 26
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM

This course explores both doctrinal and pragmatic aspects of contemporary land use law and policy. Topics include land use planning and zoning, subdivision controls, vested property rights, development agreements, regulatory takings and exactions, environmental review, growth control, direct democracy, and climate change. The course will be of interest to students interested in environmental topics, local government, and real estate.

Jeffrey Hare is currently a sole practitioner with a broad background in real estate and land use law. Mr. Hare’s experience includes over twelve years working for various municipalities in Santa Clara County, primarily in the area of planning and land use. Mr. Hare’s current practice includes primarily real estate transactions and mediation, and is a licensed real estate broker. He has had extensive experience in matters involving zoning regulations, eminent domain, and CEQA litigation. In addition, Mr. Hare has handled cases involving special needs housing, homeless shelter projects, and redevelopment agency programs. In addition to teaching Local Government Law at Santa Clara University School of Law, Mr. Hare has been a panelist, presenter or committee member for numerous organizations such as the League of California Cities, the Real Property Section of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors, and the Downtown Development Committee for the Rotary Club of San Jose.

Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend in order not to be dropped.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: Environmental and Energy Law

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  • California Land Use and Planning Law 36th Edition
    Cecily Talbert Barclay and Matthew S. Gray
    Edition: 36th Edition 2018
    Publisher: Solano Press
    ISBN: 9781938166259
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined

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