Thursday, November 3, 2005

Textbooks on Eminent Domain

A reader who will be teaching a seminar on eminent domain next semester wrote to ask for textbook suggestions.  As far as I know, there aren't any takings casebooks out there.  Steven Eagle's book on Regulatory Takings is more of a treatise.  If you know of anything, please leave a comment.  Also, if you've taught a takings or constitutional property seminar and would be willing to share your syllabus, please leave a comment or send me an e-mail.  [As always, comments require approval before posting, so there might be some delay].

Ben Barros

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Regarding the request for a book about Eminent Domain to use for a Seminar on the subject: Tom Roberts, Professor of Law at Wake Forest University Law School and co-author (with Callies and Freilich) of a West Land Use Casebook, has edited a book and supplementary edition called "Takings." It is published by the ABA. It consists of commentary and articles about the issue and, with a supplement of redacted cases, could provide a good text for such a seminar.

Posted by: Julie Cheslik | Nov 3, 2005 5:49:40 PM

An excellent article which could be used is:

Wendell Pritchett, The Public Menace of Blight: Urban Renewal and the Private Uses of Eminent Domain, 21 YALE L. & POL'Y REV. 1, (2003).

The article can be accessed here:

Posted by: Kurt Paulsen | Nov 4, 2005 7:43:46 AM

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