Litigating Takings Challenges to Land Use and Environmental Regulations

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Takings Conference 2015

The 18th Annual Conference on Litigating Takings Challenges to Land Use and Environmental Regulations

Friday, September 25, 2015
The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Baltimore, Maryland

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About the Conference

This conference explores the takings issue as it relates to land use, environmental rules and other forms of economic regulation. In addition to offering a basic education in modern takings law, the conference brings together a diverse group of leading scholars and experienced practitioners to discuss cutting-edge issues. Some of the topics to be discussed include the practical implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent takings decisions and pending takings issues before the Maryland Court of Appeals. The conference will also address the significance of the Supreme Court decision in Kelo v. City of New London on the 10th anniversary of that controversial case. Other issues to be discussed include potential takings issues arising from government efforts to deal with flooding and other disasters, local government access to insurance against takings claims, and novel takings claims based on the theory that property owners have an entitlement to regulatory protections.

CLE accreditation will be requested for 7.75 CLE credits (based on a 60-minute hour), and 9.3 CLE credits (based on a 50-minute hour).

Key Questions to be Addressed

Conference Schedule

7:30 to 9:30
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 to 9:00
Introductory Program on Takings and Related Constitutional Doctrines
Robert Meltz, Congressional Research Service
Daniel Siegel, California Attorney General's Office

9:00 to 9:15
Welcome and Introductions

9:15 to 10:15
The Nature of Property in Takings Cases
Lynda L. Butler, William & Mary Law School
Steven R. Johnson, Maryland Department of the Environment
Michael Pappas, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

10:15 to 10:30
Break

10:30 to 11:45
Reorganization Takings
Nestor M. Davidson, Fordham Law School
Kenneth M. Dintzer, U.S. Department of Justice
Jerry Stouck, Greenberg Traurig LLP
Jennifer Taub, Vermont Law School

11:45 to 12:30
Takings and Insurance
David Dana, Northwestern University School of Law
Christopher Serkin, Vanderbilt Law School

12:30 to 1:00
Lunch

1:00 to 1:30
Keynote Address
Robert Percival, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Ways Not to Think About Regulatory Takings: Professor Tribe and Why Takings Issues Will Outlive Plastic Trees

1:30 to 2:30
Disasters and Takings
Mark Davis, Tulane University School of Law
James Gette, U.S. Department of Justice
Justin Pidot, University of Denver Sturm College of Law

2:30 to 3:30
Kelo Ten Years Out
Alexandra Klass, University of Minnesota Law School
Ilya Somin, George Mason University School of Law
Elva E. Tillman, Baltimore Solicitor's Office

3:30 to 3:45
Break

3:45 to 5:15
Whither the Supreme Court on Takings
J. Peter Byrne, Georgetown University Law Center
John D. Echeverria, Vermont Law School
Edwin S. Kneedler, U.S. Department of Justice
Carol Rose, Yale and Arizona Law Schools
Daniel P. Selmi, Loyola Law School

5:15 to 6:30
Reception

General Information


Lodging:

The following hotels located in the vicinity of the law school have made moderately-priced rooms available to conference speakers and participants: We urge conference speakers and participants to make their reservations as soon as conveniently possible.

Lord Baltimore Hotel
20 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland
To make a room reservation: Go online: https://reservations.ihotelier. com/crs/g_reservation.cfm?groupID=1431658&hotelID=85390 or call: 855-539-1928 (reference group ID 1509UMDLAW or the "Takings Conference")

Hilton Baltimore
401 W Pratt St., Baltimore, Maryland
To make a room reservation: Go online: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/takingsconference2015 or call: 1 - 800 - HILTONS (reference SRP code: TAC)


Disclaimer:

Speakers are subject to change.


Cancellations/Rain Checks:

Please email your cancellation notice to rmilaschewski@vermontlaw.edu by 5:00 p.m. EST, September 21, 2015, for a refund (less $100 administrative fee). Rain checks for a future program will be granted for cancellations received after September 21 and prior to the start of the program.


CLE Credits:

Accreditation has been or will be requested by Georgetown Law from selected states with mandatory continuing legal education requirements for 7.75 CLE credits (based on a 60-minute hour), and 9.3 CLE credits (based on a 50-minute hour). Georgetown Law is an accredited CLE provider in most MCLE states. If you would like CLE credit to be obtained from a particular state, please contact Rebecca Milaschewski and we will let you know if we can accommodate the request.


Information:

For questions or registration help, please contact Rebecca Milaschewski at Vermont Law School:

Call: 802-831-1287
Fax: 802-831-1140
Email: rmilaschewski@vermontlaw.edu

Conference Faculty

J. Peter Byrne
Professor of Law
Faculty Director, Georgetown Climate Center
Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.

Lynda L. Butler
Chancellor Professor of Law
Director, William & Mary Property Rights Project
Co-Chair, President's Committee on Sustainability
William & Mary Law School, Williamsburg, Virginia

David A. Dana
Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law
Northwestern University School of Law
Chicago, Illinois

Nestor Davidson
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Law
Director, Fordham Urban Law Center
New York, New York

Mark Davis
Senior Research Fellow
Director, Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy
Tulane University School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana

Kenneth M. Dintzer
Deputy Director
Commercial Litigation Branch, National Courts Section, Civil Division
U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

John D. Echeverria
Professor of Law
Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont

James D. Gette
Principal Deputy Chief
Natural Resources Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division
U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

Steven R. Johnson
Principal Counsel
Maryland Department of the Environment
Baltimore, Maryland

Alexandra Klass
Distinguished McKnight University Professor
University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Edwin S. Kneedler
Deputy Solicitor General
U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

William Lazarus
Assistant Chief, Appellate Section
Environment and Natural Resources Division
U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

Robert Meltz
Legislative Attorney
Congressional Research Service, Washington, D.C.

Michael Pappas
Assistant Professor Law
University of Maryland Francis King
Carey School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland

Robert Percival
Robert F. Stanton Professor of Law and Director, Environmental Law Program
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland

Justin Pidot
Assistant Professor of Law
University of Denver – Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado

Carol Rose
Gordon Bradford Tweedy Professor Emeritus of Law and Organization and Professorial Lecturer in Law
Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut
Lohse Chair in Water and Natural Resources
University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Tucson, Arizona

Daniel P. Selmi
Professor of Law
Fritz B. Burns Chair in Real Property
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California

Christopher Serkin
Professor of Law
Vanderbilt Law School, Nashville, Tennessee

Daniel L. Siegel
Supervising Deputy Attorney General
California Department of Justice, Sacramento, California

Ilya Somin
Professor of Law
George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia

Jerry Stouck
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig LLP, Washington, D.C.

Jennifer Taub
Professor of Law
Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont

Elva E. Tillman
Principal Counsel for Condemnation
Baltimore Solicitor's Office, Baltimore, Maryland









Featured Keynote Address

Robert Percival, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Ways Not to Think About Regulatory Takings: Professor Tribe and Why Takings Issues Will Outlive Plastic Trees










Conference Sponsors






  • Vermont Law School
  • University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Maryland Office of the Attorney General
  • Maryland Municipal League
  • Maryland Association of Counties
  • Conference of Western Attorneys General
  • American Planning Association, Planning and Law Division
  • National Association of Attorneys General
  • National Association of Counties
  • National League of Cities
  • U.S. Conference of Mayors