Maryland Law School Hosts Conference on Takings Challenges to Land Use & Environmental Regulations

Vermont Law School is holding a conference on litigation raising takings challenges based on land use and environmental regulations on September 25, 2015.  The one-day conference will be held at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in Baltimore.  Overnight accommodations are available and CLE credits will be offered (accreditation currently pending).  From the Takings Conference 2015 webpage:

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. …

Key Questions to be Addressed

  • Where is the U.S. Supreme Court headed on takings?
  • How should we celebrate the tenth birthday of the Kelo decision?
  • Can government failure to regulate give rise to takings claims?
  • Do personal and real property have the same level of protection under the Takings Clause?
  • Can local governments obtain insurance against takings claims?
  • How will the courts resolve the AIG and Fannie Mae bailout takings cases?
  • Can the bankruptcy process be redesigned to better protect homeowners?

The conference formally begins at 9:00 AM, although registration opens at 7:30 AM and there is an optional introductions to takings session at 8:00 AM.  The conference concludes at 5:15 PM, with an optional reception running until 6:30 PM.  A continental breakfast and lunch are provided.  Cost is $250 for a government/nonprofit attendees, $500 for regular attendees.  Options are also available to just purchase the audio and course materials from the conference.

A partial list of conference co-sponsors includes MACo, the Maryland Municipal League, the Maryland Office of the Attorney General, the American Planning Association’s Planning and Law Division, the National Association of Counties, the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, and the Georgetown Law.

Conference Brochure (includes registration form)

Online Registration

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

Call: 802-831-1287
Fax: 802-831-1140


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