Tuesday, December 22, 2015

2015 Best of Land Use Scholarship, Part I: Land Use Articles Placed in Top 50 Law Reviews

With the new year closing in, it is time to look back at some of this year's best land use scholarship.  Not content to give "best of" honors solely on the basis of SSRN downloads, I decided to try using several metrics.  The first new metric I am using this year is articles published in Top 50 law reviews (as determined by the Washington & Lee rankings) that are primarily about land use law.  To do this, I assembled a custom page in Westlaw of all of the Top 50 journals and then ran the search "advanced: "land use" & DA(aft 12-22-2014)".  Second, I reviewed the articles to determine whether they were primarily about land use.  If they were, they stayed on the list, which is below.  There are the usual caveats.  Among them:  this list probably doesn't include everything; there are a number of land use-related subject matters that might write an entire article without using the phrase "land use."  But, caveats aside, this search yielded an impressive list of scholarship from the past year.  Congratulations to all!

[P.S. The list of articles is provided here in descending order of the law reviews' rankings (e.g., articles higher on the list were placed in journals higher on the W&L law review rankings).]

[P.P.S.  I am doing this quickly, so the cites are not fully Bluebooked.]


2015 Land Use Articles in Top 50 Law Reviews

Thomas W. Merrill, Anticipatory Remedies for Takings, 128 Harv. L. Rev. 1630 (2015)

Sarah Schindler, Architectural Exclusion: Discrimination and Segregation Through Physical Design of the Built Environment, 124 Yale L.J. 1934 (2015)

Student Note: Noah M. Kazis, Public Actors, Private Law: Local Governments' Use of Covenants to Regulate Land Use, 124 Yale L.J. 1790 (2015)

Myron Orfield, Milliken, Meredith, and Metropolitan Segregation, 62 UCLA L. Rev. 364 (2015)

Erwin Chemerinsky, Jolene Forman, Allen Hopper, Sam Kamin, Cooperative Federalism and Marijuana Regulation, 62 UCLA L. Rev. 74 (2015)

Student Comment, Hannah Weinstein, Fighting for A Place Called Home: Litigation Strategies for Challenging Gentrification, 62 UCLA L. Rev. 794 (2015)

Jacqueline Peel & Hari M. Osofsky, Sue to Adapt?, 99 Minn. L. Rev. 2177 (2015)

Gideon Parchomovsky, Endre Stavang, The Green Option, 99 Minn. L. Rev. 967 (2015)

Bruce R. Huber, The Fair Market Value of Public Resources, 103 Cal. L. Rev. 1515 (2015)

Tonja Jacobi, Sonia Mittal, Barry R. Weingast, Creating A Self-Stabilizing Constitution: The Role of the Takings Clause, 109 Nw. U. L. Rev. 601 (2015)

Student Note:  Sheila Baynes, Cost Consideration and the Endangered Species Act, 90 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 961 (2015)

Student Note:  William F. Fuller, What's HUD Got to Do with It?: How HUD's Disparate Impact Rule May Save the Fair Housing Act's Disparate Impact Standard, 83 Fordham L. Rev. 2047 (2015)

Roderick M. Hills, Jr. & David Schleicher, Planning an Affordable City, 101 Iowa L. Rev. 91 (2015)

Karen Bradshaw Schulz & Dean Lueck, Contracting for Control of Landscape-Level Resources, 100 Iowa L. Rev. 2507 (2015)

Shitong Qiao & Frank Upham, The Evolution of Relational Property Rights: A Case of Chinese Rural Land Reform, 100 Iowa L. Rev. 2479 (2015)

Ruoying Chen, Invited Takings: Supermajority, Assembly Surplus, and Local Public Financing, 100 Iowa L. Rev. 2309 (2015)

Student Note:  Christopher Kaltsas, Harmony at the Farm: Rediscovering the "Community" in Community Supported Agriculture, 56 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 961 (2015)

Troy A. Rule, Airspace in an Age of Drones, 95 B.U. L. Rev. 155, 155 (2015)

Katherine Levine Einstein, David M. Glick, Model Neighborhoods Through Mayors' Eyes Fifty Years After the Civil Rights Act, 95 B.U. L. Rev. 873, 873 (2015)

Student Note: Jordan A. Smith, Socialized Is Not A Dirty Word: The Only Just and Reasonable Method for Assigning the Costs of High-Voltage Interstate Transmission Lines Is to Socialize Them, 56 B.C. L. Rev. 841, 841 (2015)

Hari M. Osofsky & Hannah J. Wiseman, Hybrid Energy Governance, 2014 U. Ill. L. Rev. 1 (2014)

Stephen Clowney, Rule of Flesh and Bone: The Dark Side of Informal Property Rights, 2015 U. Ill. L. Rev. 59 (2015)

Student Note:  Alyssa Falk, As Easy As Shooting Fish in A Barrel? Why Private Game Reserves Offer A Chance to Save the Sport of Hunting and Conservation Practices, 2015 U. Ill. L. Rev. 1329 (2015)

Student Note:  Adam Riff, The Eminent Domain Path Out of A Public Pension Crisis, 37 Cardozo L. Rev. 307 (2015)

Anika Singh Lemar, Zoning As Taxidermy: Neighborhood Conservation Districts and the Regulation of Aesthetics, 90 Ind. L.J. 1525 (2015)

Student Comment:  Bryan M. Weynand, Placing the Seal on A Fractured Debate: How North Carolina Clarified Its Law of Hydraulic Fracturing and Can Strike the Right Balance with Preemption of Local Regulation, 93 N.C. L. Rev. 596 (2015)

Steve P. Calandrillo et. al., Making "Smart Growth" Smarter, 83 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 829 (2015)

Student Comment:  Devra R. Cohen, Forever Evergreen: Amending the Washington State Constitution for A Healthy Environment, 90 Wash. L. Rev. 349 (2015)

Shannon M. Roesler, Federalism and Local Environmental Regulation, 48 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1111 (2015)

Alexandra B. Klass, The Electric Grid at A Crossroads: A Regional Approach to Siting Transmission Lines, 48 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1895 (2015)

Dave Owen & Colin Apse, Trading Dams, 48 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1043 (2015)

Student Note:  Nicholas Whipps, What Happens When Species Move but Reserves Do Not? Creating Climate Adaptive Solutions to Climate Change, 66 Hastings L.J. 557 (2015)

Jason J. Czarnezki, New York City Rules! Regulatory Models for Environmental and Public Health, 66 Hastings L.J. 1621 (2015)

Student Note:  Rob Taboada, How Buildings Will Save the World:Using Building Energy Regulation and Energy Use Disclosure Requirements to Target Greenhouse Gas Emissions, 66 Hastings L.J. 519 (2015)

Sean F. Nolon, Bargaining for Development Post-Koontz: How the Supreme Court Invaded Local Government, 67 Fla. L. Rev. 171 (2015)

Rigel C. Oliveri, Single-Family Zoning, Intimate Association, and the Right to Choose Household Companions, 67 Fla. L. Rev. 1401 (2015)

Felix Mormann, Clean Energy Federalism, 67 Fla. L. Rev. 1621 (2015)

Bethany Berger et. al., Selected Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Thomas R. Gallivan Jr. Conference-Kelo: A Decade Later, 47 Conn. L. Rev. 1433 (2015)

Student Comment:  Kristin N. Ward, The Post-Koontz Landscape: Koontz's Shortcomings and How to Move Forward, 64 Emory L.J. 129 (2014)

Brent T. White et. al., Urban Decay, Austerity, and the Rule of Law, 64 Emory L.J. 1 (2014)

John M. Golden & Hannah J. Wiseman, The Fracking Revolution: Shale Gas As A Case Study in Innovation Policy, 64 Emory L.J. 955 (2015)

Student Note:  David Libonn, From Cautionary Example to "City on A Hill": Revitalizing Saint Louis May Require an Innovative Regional Taxation Model, 91 Wash. U.L. Rev. 1035 (2014)

Alejandro E. Camacho, Going the Way of the Dodo: De-Extinction, Dualisms, and Reframing Conservation, 92 Wash. U.L. Rev. 849 (2015)

Judith V. Royster, Revisiting Montana: Indian Treaty Rights and Tribal Authority over Nonmembers on Trust Lands, 57 Ariz. L. Rev. 889, 889 (2015)

Student Note:  Greggary E. Lines, Hej, Not Hej då: Regulating Airbnb in the New Age of Arizona Vacation Rentals, 57 Ariz. L. Rev. 1163, 1163 (2015)

Christopher K. Odinet, Super-Liens to the Rescue? A Case Against Special Districts in Real Estate Finance, 72 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 707 (2015)

Sarah Schindler, Unpermitted Urban Agriculture: Transgressive Actions, Changing Norms, and the Local Food Movement, 2014 Wis. L. Rev. 369 (2014)

Student Comment:  Joyce C. Williams, Blight Prevention: The Use of Eminent Domain to Condemn Underwater Mortgages in Wisconsin, 2014 Wis. L. Rev. 1231 (2014)

Sheila R. Foster, Breaking Up Payday: Anti-Agglomeration Zoning and Consumer Welfare, 75 Ohio St. L.J. 57 (2014)

Daniel E. Rauch & David Schleicher, Like Uber, but for Local Government Law: The Future of Local Regulation of the Sharing Economy, 76 Ohio St. L.J. 901 (2015)

Student Note:  Elizabeth R. Gorman, When the Poor Have Nothing Left to Eat: The United States' Obligation to Regulate American Investment in the African Land Grab, 75 Ohio St. L.J. 199 (2014)

Margot J. Pollans, Regulating Farming: Balancing Food Safety and Environmental Protection in A Cooperative Governance Regime, 50 Wake Forest L. Rev. 399 (2015)


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