Sunday, September 27, 2009

Welcome Back to the Land Use Prof Blog!

The Land Use Prof Blog is Back!

We have a new team of editors on board.  My co-editors can introduce themselves in more detail, and over on the left you can find links to our faculty bio pages and publications, but here are the basics on us:

Prof. Will Cook teaches at Charleston School of Law.  He teaches courses in property, appellate practice, constitutional law, and historic preservation.  His research focuses on historic preservation (a great topic in Charleston!).

Prof. Chad Emerson teaches at Faulkner University's Jones School of Law.  He teaches and writes in the area of property, land use planning and development, and intellectual property.  He has particular expertise and experience in the areas of sprawl and form-based codes such as the SmartCode.

I am at South Texas College of Law (Matthew Festa).  I teach property, land use, state & local government, and wills, trusts, & estates.  My research focuses on property rights, land use regulation, and legal history.

Prof. Ngai Pindell is on the faculty at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.  He teaches property, land use, local government, and wills, trusts, & estates.  He has academic expertise and a number of publications in the area of community economic development.

Prof. Jamie Baker Roskie is at the University of Georgia School of Law, where she is the Managing Attorney of the Land Use Clinic.  Her research and projects involve a wide array of land use issues.  The clinic does great work advising governments and on other real world projects.

I'm very excited about blogging with this team.  We are from different parts of the country (geography is always important in land use issues!) and we have research interests over a wide spectrum of land use topics.  We also thank Paul Boudreaux for starting this blog.  We are mostly new to blogging, but we are committed to making this blog a daily resource for scholars, practitioners, students, and anyone who is interested in the law of land use. 

Please let us know about your experiences and ideas in the exciting, interdisciplinary field that is land use law.  We hope you enjoy the Land Use Prof Blog!

-- Matt Festa

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