Thursday, July 31, 2014
We are delighted to welcome two exciting new voices, Georgia State University College of Law professors John Travis Marshall and Ryan Max Rowberry, to Land Use Prof Blog for the month of August. Both have tremendous experience in land use law and some great projects I know they will tell us more about over the coming month. As always, feel free to comment on their blog posts or contact them directly.
About August's guest bloggers:
John Travis Marshall, assistant professor of law, is interested in the challenges associated with
the growth and contraction of urban areas. In particular, Marshall studies private, nonprofit and government interventions to promote long-term urban recovery from crises and disasters.
Marshall joined Georgia State Law from Yale Law School, where he was a clinical lecturer in law and the Ludwig Community Development Fellow. From 2007 to 2011, he was a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow with the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority. In that role, Marshall advised NORA on post-Hurricane Katrina implementation of the Authority’s urban revitalization efforts, including land acquisition, development, and disposition programs.
Prior to his work in New Orleans, Marshall was a partner with Holland & Knight LLP, specializing in land use and zoning matters as well as real estate litigation. Following law school, he served as a law clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Jenkins, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
Marshall earned a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, an M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and a J.D. from the University of Florida College of Law. He teaches Environmental Law and Land Use Law.
Ryan Rowberry is an Assistant Professor and Associate Director for the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth. He teaches Property Law, Natural Resources Law, Environmental Law, and Anglo-American Legal History. Professor Rowberry’s research concentrates on cultural heritage, historic preservation, and natural resources law. He also examines issues related to the medieval Common Law judiciary. Most recently, Professor Rowberry co-authored Historic Preservation Law in a Nutshell with Professor Sara Bronin. This groundbreaking book provides the first in-depth summary of historic preservation law within its local, state, tribal, federal, and international contexts.
Professor Rowberry graduated from Harvard Law School, where he was an Islamic Legal Studies Fellow, a Cravath International Fellow, and received the Irving Oberman Award in Legal History. Following graduation, he practiced environmental and natural resources law at Hogan Lovells in Washington, DC. Immediately prior to joining the College of Law, Professor Rowberry was a United States Supreme Court Fellow, during which he collaborated with foreign judges and academics on judicial independence and rule-of-law matters.
Before attending law school, Professor Rowberry worked as a historian and an educator. He transcribed and collated all extant medieval manuscripts for three of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. He also taught 7th grade at a charter school and lectured in English and History at Peking University in Beijing, China. He holds a B.A. in English from Brigham Young University and was selected as a Rhodes Scholar. At Oxford University he earned a M.Sc. in Comparative Education Policy and a M.St. in Medieval British History.
Welcome John and Ryan!