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273.1 sec. 001 - Land-Use Law (Spring 2022)

Instructor: Andrew William Schwartz  
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


TuTh 11:20 AM - 12:35 PM
Location: Law 12
From January 11, 2022
To April 22, 2022

Course Start: January 11, 2022
Course End: April 22, 2022
Class Number: 31939

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 26
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 40
As of: 07/19 11:58 AM

This course explores both doctrinal and policy aspects of contemporary land use law. Doctrinal topics include land use planning and zoning, subdivision controls, vested property rights, development agreements, environmental review, regulatory takings and exactions. Policy topics include the impacts of land use regulation on residential exclusion and segregation, the cost of housing, and climate change. The course will be of interest to students interested in environmental law, housing affordability, segregation, local government, and real estate.

Andrew Schwartz is a partner at Shute, Mahaly and Weinberger. He has extensive experience litigating land use cases there, including serving as lead counsel in San Remo Hotel, L.P. v. City and County of San Francisco, 545 U.S. 323 (2005), holding that unsuccessful state-court takings claimants are not entitled to relitigate their claims in federal court, and San Remo Hotel, L.P. v. City and County of San Francisco, 27 Cal.4th 643 (2002), holding that legislative exactions are not subject to heightened judicial review. Prior to joining Shute, Mahaly and Weinberger, Andrew Schwartz spent 22 years in the San Francisco City Attorney's Office, where he headed the Land Use & Environmental Litigation section. He has taught Land Use at Stanford Law School.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Exam Length: 6 hours
Course Category: Environmental and Energy Law

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  • Land Use Regulation: Cases and Materials
    Daniel P. Selmi, James A. Kushner, Edward H. Ziegler, Joseph F.C. DiMento, John Echeverria
    Edition: 5th ed., 2017
    Publisher: Aspen Publishers
    ISBN: 9781454877547
    e-Book Available: No
    Price: $298.00
    Price Source: user provided

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