Need to get a handle on the complex issues surrounding how to appeal land use permit decisions? Bring your questions about the various courts and procedures in which your land-use issues may be litigated to our panel of seasoned veterans (and judges!) of land-use law. Our faculty will provide you with the knowledge to tackle appeals of land use claims from their beginnings through to relief.
Local government land use decisions affect economic development and quality of life. They can also create major challenges to efforts by property owners to develop and use their property, as well as to residents as they cope with growth and change. Get the tools you need to work with issues of abandoned and problem properties with the practical guidance this program offers.
This panel will discuss what happens when an estate is administratively insolvent, when principals/owners can be liable, reclamation claims and permit-blocking issues, when you can abandon, why secured creditors won’t foreclose, nonprofits’/foundations’ role in clean-ups, and brownfield development.
Despite Myanmar’s recent transition out of military rule, conflict and human rights violations are ongoing in Myanmar. This program features a Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic who will help you learn about land rights, as well as the complexities of human rights advocacy, government structures, and the rule of law, in Myanmar.
In June 2019, the Supreme Court overruled its Williamson County precedent, which required that property owners, as a practical matter, must bring their Fifth Amendment takings claims against state or local governments in state courts. The Court’s new decision, in Knick v. Township of Scott , allows them to bring their inverse condemnation claims directly in federal court. Panelists who pled both sides of this case will discuss their insights into this important decision and its ramifications.
The 2018-19 Term was, for the most part, uneventful. Was that by design? What have we learned about Justice Kavanaugh? And how has the Kavanaugh-Kennedy trade impacted the Chief Justice’s vote? Join our distinguished panel of Supreme Court scholars for answers to these questions and insights into the future of the newest version of the Roberts’ Court.
Reforms to the regulation of infrastructure projects have been a big focus of the current administration. Join us to explore how these changes impact a variety of projects and hear our panelists' thoughts on the potential litigation challenges ahead.