Ph.D., Harvard University A.M., Harvard University J.D., Georgetown University Law Center B.A., Emory University
Teaching and Scholarship
Land-use Planning, Environmental Law, Property, Local Government, Supreme Court and the Environment, Constitutional Law, Urban Revitalization, Legal and Constitutional History
- University of Florida: Joined College of Law in 2003 as Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local Governmental Law.
- University of Richmond: Professor of Law and History (1993-2003), Professor of Law (1990-2003), Associate Professor (1988-90), Visiting Professor (1987-88), State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award (2001), University Distinguished Educator Award (1992).
- Previous Academic Experience: Oklahoma City University School of Law: Associate Professor (1985-88), Assistant Professor (1982-85); Harvard University, Teaching Fellow, History and Literature (1978-81); American University, Washington College of Law, Visiting Professor (1993-94).
- Organizations: The Florida Bar, American Society for Legal History; Former Welfare Reform Subcommittee, Virginia Commission to Stimulate Personal Initiative to Overcome Poverty; Consultant, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Conservation Easements and the "Term Creep" Problem, 2013 Utah Law Review 787, 33 Utah Environmental Law Review 101 (2013), available on ssrn: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2399188
The Brooding Omnipresence of Regulatory Takings: Urban Origins and Effects, 40 Fordham Urban Law Journal 1835 (2013). Available on ssrn: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2354537
Strategies for Making Sea-level Rise Adaptation Tools "Takings-Proof," 28 JOURNAL OF LAND USE & ENVIRONMENTAL LAW 157 (2013). Available on ssrn: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2256993
THE SUPREME COURT AND THE ENVIRONMENT: THE RELUCTANT PROTECTOR. CQ Press/Sage, 2012.
A Yellow Light for “Green Zoning”: Some Words of Caution About Incorporating Green Building Standards into Local Land Use Law, 43 Urban Lawyer 949 (2011). Available on ssrn: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2001059
LAND USE PLANNING AND THE ENVIRONMENT: A CASEBOOK, Environmental Law Institute ( West Academic
), 2010 (with Haar) POWELL ON REAL PROPERTY: MICHAEL ALLAN WOLF DESK EDITION. Matthew Bender, LexisNexis
, 2009. Becoming a Legal Troublemaker, in LAW TOUCHED OUR HEARTS: A GENERATION REMEMBERS BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION 51 (Mildred W. Robinson & Richard J. Bonnie eds.). Vanderbilt University Press
, 2009. THE ZONING OF AMERICA: EUCLID V. AMBLER. University Press of Kansas
, 2008. Hysteria v. History: Public Use in the Public Eye, in PRIVATE PROPERTY, COMMUNITY, AND EMINENT DOMAIN (Robin Paul Malloy ed.). Ashgate Publishing
, 2008. William Faulkner, Legal Commentator: Humanity and Endurance in Hollywood’s Yoknapatawpha, 77 Mississippi Law Journal 957 (2008). Available on ssrn: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1607873
Looking Backward: Richard Epstein Ponders the “Progressive” Peril (Book Review), 105 Michigan Law Review 1233 (2007). Available on ssrn: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1607856
Supreme Guidance: Supreme Guidance for Wet Growth: Lessons from the High Court on the Powers and Responsibilities of Local Governments, 9 Chapman Law Review 233 (2006). Available on ssrn: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1608565
Introduction: A New Realism About Environmental Law, and “They Endured”: Mining the Supreme Court’s Serviceable Past, in STRATEGIES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SUCCESS IN AN UNCERTAIN JUDICIAL CLIMATE (Michael Allan Wolf ed.) Environmental Law Institute ( West Academic
), 2005. Yes, Thankfully, Euclid Lives, 73 Fordham Law Review 771 (with Haar, 2004). Available on ssrn: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1608564
Leo Frank, Emma Goldman, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., in ONE HUNDRED AMERICANS MAKING CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY: A BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY (Melvin Urofsky ed.). CQ Press
, 2004. Euclid Lives: The Survival of Progressive Jurisprudence, 115 Harvard Law Review 2158 (with Haar, 2002). Earning Deference: Reflections on the Merger of Environmental and Land-Use Law, 32 Environmental Law Reporter 11190 (2002); also published in 20 Pace Environmental Law Review 253 (2002). Pondering Palazzolo: Why Do We Continue to Ask the Wrong Questions, 32 Environmental Law Reporter 10367 (2002). POWELL ON REAL PROPERTY (17 vols., gen. ed. Michael Allan Wolf). Matthew Bender, LexisNexis
, since 2000.