Land Use Regulation: Cases and Materials, Fifth Edition is a dynamic, scholarly, yet practical teaching approach that focuses on the role of the lawyer in land use regulatory matters and the factors that influence land development decisions. Offering more comprehensive changes than in any edition since the book was first published, the Fifth Edition offers a new chapter addressing emerging issues in the field, including regulation of medical marijuana and fracking, responses to problems posed by vulnerable populations such as the homeless, continuing developments in "smart growth," and changes in redevelopment law. It also features a thorough reorganization of takings materials, combining all of them in one chapter and addressing emerging issues.
Distinguished authorship characterizes Land Use Controls: Cases and Materials. Robert Ellickson is Professor of Law at Yale and author of several books and many law review articles dealing with land development and property. Vicki Been is Professor of Law at NYU and a highly respected scholar and authority on the takings clause, impact fees, and environmental justice. Their interdisciplinary approach weaves historical, social, and economic perspectives through broad legal coverage. Concise but comprehensive treatment of the legal issues in the private and public regulation of land development includes advanced topics such as environmental justice, building codes and subdivision regulations, and the federal role in urban development. A thematic framework illuminates the connections among multiple topics under land law and gives attention to the factual and political context of the cases and aftermath of decisions. Dynamic pedagogy features original introductory text, cases, notes, excerpts from law review articles, and visual aids (maps, charts, graphs) throughout. Joining the team for the Fourth Edition are Roderick M. Hills (New York University) and Christopher Serkin (Vanderbilt), whose publications have appeared in many leading law reviews, including the Columbia Law Review and the Harvard Law Review. . The Fourth Edition introduces new material on sustainable development as well as a new focus on the mechanics of modern zoning regulations. Post-Kelo eminent domain reform efforts are discussed, and there are expanded comparisons with foreign law. Recent constitutional rulings are covered, including treatments of judicial takings and the Dormant Commerce Clause. Notes are thoroughly updated with recent cases, law review literature, and empirical studies. Thoroughly updated, the revised Fourth Edition presents: two new co-authors: Roderick M. Hills, Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and author of numerous law review articles, focusing on local government law and issues of federalism Christopher Serkin, Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School and author of numerous law review articles,focusing on local governments, eminent domain, andthe takings clause new material on sustainable development new focus on the mechanics of modern zoning regulations Post-Kelo eminent domain reform efforts expanded comparisons with foreign law updated notes, with recent cases, law review literature, and empirical studies
Be sure to examine this thorough revision before you teach your next course in real estate transactions and financing. Whether you focus on the taxation and financing aspects of a transaction or the contractual and title areas, you will find that Land Transfer and Finance: Cases and Materials, Fifth Edition, provides comprehensive coverage of the law involved in land transactions as well as a solid doctrinal and historical foundation.
For the modern course on theory and practice, Coastal Law features engaging coverage of laws meant to balance public and private interests in coastal resources and their application in coastal communities. Designed with instructor's needs in mind, the organization structures readings and questions for ease of course design and execution. A state-of-the art approach to helping students prepare for class uses informative and interesting and"quick questions,and" maps, photographs, and diagrams that both help connect students with the material and optimize retention. Unique, multi-disciplinary content gives a concise introduction to basic coastal geology, ecology, geography, and economics that students need in order to understand coastal law and policy. On the cutting-edge of issues such as climate change, oil spill litigation, and hurricane insurance, Coastal Law showcases the most recent, important cases on coastal land-use regulation. End-of-chapter summaries and exercises aid in comprehension of material, allow for interim self-testing, and encourage in-class review. Features of Coastal Law Instructor-friendly organization structures readings and questions for ease of course design and execution State-of-the art approach to helping students prepare for class informative and interesting boxes and"Quick questions,and" maps, photographs, and diagrams connects students with the material optimizes retention Unique, multi-disciplinary content concise introduction to coastal geology, ecology, geography, and economics needed to understand law and policy Up-to-date coverage most recent, important cases on coastal land-use regulation cutting-edge issues impact of climate change oil spill litigation hurricane insurance Combines theory with practice presents theoretical underpinnings of environmental and property law prepares students for representation of landowners, conservation groups, and state and federal agencies End-of-chapter summaries and exercises heightened comprehension of material interim self-testing in-class review
Cases and Text on Property, Fifth Edition, preserves the character of its esteemed predecessors with: introductory chapters that unveil the important historical perspective that infuses the book as the authors put contemporary property law in historical context. classic cases and absorbing text that match the high standard of quality established by the late Casner and Leach. problems that are seamlessly integrated with cases and notes. a broad scope of coverage that ranges from interests protected as property, to title transfers, landlord and tenant law, housing discrimination, and land-use regulation. When you examine this masterful revision, you'll notice many important changes: new author team - Professors French, Korngold, and VanderVelde are eminently qualified to guide this exceptional casebook into the 21st century. complete updating - Revised coverage includes new forms of property rights, such as computer-related intellectual property, and property issues that arise out of the latest developments in biotechnology. new cases and problems appear throughout the book. improved organization - discrete chapters on water, oil, gas, and air rights from previous editions are now folded into chapters that encompass those topics; and material on deeds, mortgages, and title insurance can now be found in the chapter on closings
Jesse Dukeminier’s trademark wit, passion, and human interest perspective has made Property, now in its Ninth Edition, one of the best—and best loved—casebooks of all time. A unique blend of authority and good humor, you’ll find a rich visual design, compelling cases, and timely coverage of contemporary issues. In the Ninth Edition, the authors have created a thoughtful and thorough revision, true to the spirit of the classic Property text. Key Benefits: A new chapter on the Intellectual Property/Property relationship, that gives students a taste of patent law, copyright law, trademark law, and trade secrets law. The chapter highlights the differences and similarities among the legal treatment of real, chattel, and intellectual property. A dynamic, two-color designed casebook that encompasses cases, text, questions, problems, examples and numerous photographs and diagrams. Extended coverage of major recent Supreme Court decisions, including Murr v. Wisconsin, Horne v. Department of Agriculture, and Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States.
This Hornbook introduces the fundamentals of land use planning and control law. Subjects covered include the planning process, zoning, development permission, subdivision control law, and building and housing codes. Discusses constitutional limitations and the environmental aspects of land use controls. Explores aesthetic regulation, historic preservation, and agricultural land protection.
Environmental Regulation: Law, Science, and Policy delivers unparalleled coverage of policy that focuses on the substance of environmental statutes, how they are translated into regulations, and the factors that affect real-world behavior. Self-contained chapters, written in a style accessible to the non-specialist, afford instructors flexibility in organizing courses. Effective teaching and study aids include charts and diagrams mapping the structure of each environmental statute, real-world-based problems and questions, “pathfinders” explaining where to find crucial source materials for every major topic, an extensive glossary, and a list of acronyms.
The new edition enables professors to teach a broad range of traditional and innovative land use law subjects, ranging from zoning and site planning to sustainable development. The first six chapters of the book focus on traditional practice areas in land use regulation at the state and local levels, and includes a full range of federal First and Fifth Amendment issues as well as preemption (all from the existing chapters in the book which have updated notes/commentary and a sprinkling of new principal cases, enough to modernize the book without requiring significant teaching overhauls). For a nuts-and-bolts approach to land use law the first two-thirds of the book will fully cover a three-credit course. The next three chapters explore land use techniques that go beyond traditional planning and Euclidean zoning such as smart growth, transit-oriented development, new urbanism, and form based zoning. Energy and building codes that address environmental and social concerns are explored, as is the topic of local environmental law that includes: aquifer, wetlands, habitat, and steep slopes protection; storm water control; and floodplains management. How environmental impact review, biological sequestration, and climate change mitigation integrate with local land use regulation is also explored. The book ends with a focus on the critical connection between human settlement patterns-the result of local zoning and land use plans-and climate change management, where students examine methods employed by local governments, with state encouragement, to use land use planning and regulation to design buildings, neighborhoods, cities, and regions to reduce energy and fossil fuel consumption and lower carbon dioxide emissions. For professors and students interested in discovering effective methods for dealing with the worsening threat of climate change, workable strategies and needed encouragement are provided. The last third of the book works well for faculty who wish to challenge students to creatively apply the tools they have learned about to address cutting edge issues facing communities. Faculty have used this material in the basic land use course, as a one credit add-on, and as material for an advanced land use course (making it convenient for students to keep the book).
Using the proven Examples & Explanations format, this fully updated study guide is an invaluable supplement to any environmental law, energy law or land use course. Through liberal use of chapter cross referencing, Examples & Explanations: Environmental Law, Fourth Edition, helps students develop a deep and integrated understanding of the many areas in environmental law. This outstanding study guide is unique in its coverage. Its highly regarded attributes include comprehensive coverage of 20 areas of environmental, energy and land use law in 15 separate chapters that are integrated through extensive cross referencing, along with a glossary of scientific and environmental terms, a translated list of all acronyms, and a cross reference to coverage in other environmental case books accessible and user-friendly structure with the text following the order of topics as they appear in most environmental law casebooks detailed exploration of basic concepts, rules, acts, and agencies using the student-tested Examples & Explanations format an approach that is especially useful for courses employing a problems and simulations model; lucid explanations draw the pieces together to give students a more complete understanding of the subject in the Fourth Edition, there is more explanation of the environmental science, and an integration of scientific topics into the text at a level appropriate to law students format allows the professor to bring students quickly up the learning curve and teach environmental material at a more advanced level, even in an introductory format. By providing a foundation in complex areas, professors can move on quickly to have students work on or solve the types of real-world legal issues that confront the profession today. text can be used to help students find a paper topic: the student can choose a topic, then pick one of the identified legal controversies or splits in the circuits identified in the text and pursue that as an in-depth paper topic. This allows students to be more self-directing in pursuing their interests and facilitates more productive use of scarce class time. Highlights of the Fourth Edition: more scientific explanation of the various environmental and ecological cycles and the impact of human activities on them new material on global warming issues and carbon trading material in the text is cross referenced with material in the leading environmental law casebooks in an easy-to-use table at the front of the book greater depth of coverage on key cases new coverage of recent Supreme Court, federal appellate, and leading state law cases.
In Land Use Planning and the Environment, the authors have dramatically revised and updated a classic, seminal casebook, Land-Use Planning. Designed primarily for the classroom, the book takes a comprehensive approach to the teaching of planning and zoning law, regulatory takings, and environmental topics. Throughout the casebook, the authors identify and explore intersections between land use planning law and environmental regulation. They also identify the hidden environmental “agenda” behind exclusionary zoning, the impact of urban sprawl on clean air and critical habitats, and other interconnections. Professors, students, and law and planning practitioners with strong backgrounds and exposure to “traditional” environmental law will find these intersections a wonderful opportunity to examine familiar topics from a fresh perspective. For other users, Land Use Planning and the Environment will serve as a valuable introduction to the environmental realm, a realm that, more than perhaps any other in American law, is subject to swift and dramatic changes that require the most current teaching materials.
Buy anew versionof this Connected Casebook and receiveaccessto theonline e-book, practice questionsfrom your favorite study aids, and anoutline toolon CasebookConnect, the all in one learning solution for law school students. CasebookConnect offers you what you need most to be successful in your law school classes - portability, meaningful feedback, and greater efficiency. This looseleaf version of the Connected Casebook does not come with a binder. This hugely successful cases-and-problems book is acclaimed for its textual clarity, evenhanded perspective, and contemporary, up-to-date character. Easily distinguished from other property casebooks for its clear descriptions of legal doctrine and its variations; its explanations of the social ramifications of property law; its emphasis on both statutory and regulatory interpretation; its comprehensive treatment of public accommodations and fair housing law, current tribal property issues, and property in human bodies; and its use of the problem method to teach legal reasoning andlawyeringskills. Thoroughly updated to reflect significant changes in the law of property, the Seventh Edition incorporates multiple new Supreme Court cases, including: Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc., Obergefellv. Hodges, andReed v. Town of Gilbert, and 3 decided or pending cases with implications for regulatory takings, Horne v.Dep'tof Agriculture, Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States, andMurrv. State. Key Features: Updated to reflect significant changes in the law of property to help professors keep current and be aware of emerging disputes. These include multiple new Supreme Court cases covering: upholding disparate impact claims under the Fair Housing Act; finding a constitutional right to same-sex marriage; broadly applying the First Amendment's free speech clause to sign regulations; and three decided or pending cases with implications for regulatory takings New materials and problems have been included in several areas: Collisions between the sharing economy and servitude, zoning, and landlord-tenant law; Questions of the inheritance rights of children born through assisted reproductive technology; Continuing litigation over the Rails-to-Trails Act conversion of abandoned railroad tracks into recreational trails Invalidation of the copyright on the Happy Birthday song; Commonwealth v.Magadini, (Mass. 2016), upholding a necessity defense to a trespass charge against a homeless man; and The Revised Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, adopted in 2015. CasebookConnectfeatures: ONLINE E-BOOK Law school comes with a lot of reading, so access your enhanced e-book anytime, anywhere to keep up with your coursework. Highlight, take notes in the margins, and search the full text to quickly find coverage of legal topics. PRACTICE QUESTIONS Quiz yourself before class and prep for your exam in the Study Center. Practice questions fromExamples & Explanations, Emanuel Law Outlines, Emanuel Law in a Flashflashcards, and other best-selling study aid series help you study for exams while tracking your strengths and weaknesses to help optimize your study time. OUTLINE TOOL Most professors will tell you that starting your outline early is key to being successful in your law school classes. The Outline Tool automatically populates your notes and highlights from the e-book into an editable format to accelerate your outline creation and increase study time later in the semester.
Traversing the Ethical Minefield: Problems, Law, and Professional Responsibility, Fourth Edition offers students accessible, teachable problems and notes that clarify and encourage analysis of the law governing lawyers. The book’s innovative pedagogy (combination of relevant and interesting problems faced by fictitious law firm “Martyn and Fox,” cases, ethics opinions, thematic notes, and short stories) supports its focus of teaching the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and the Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers as well as conveying the complexities of ethical dilemmas in legal practice. The book’s manageable length makes it short enough to provide focus, but long enough to convey the rich texture of the material.
The pages of this book are filled with theoretical enigmas that intrigue legal theorists, yet oil and gas law is practical enough to satisfy the desire for "real law" shared by most second- and third-year law students. This edition contains numerous changes from the first two editions. The authors have added materials on environmental law in a new Chapter 9. They have also inserted the materials on implied covenants into Chapter 2, alongside express lease provisions, and moved the materials on royalty disputes into Chapter 3. They have updated and revised all of the chapters.
Integrating Spaces: Property Law and Race enables you to seamlessly integrate historical and contemporary issues of race and ethnicity into your Property syllabus alongside your casebook. With historical perspective and doctrinal analysis, it maps the directions in which property law has turned in response to issues of race and ethnicity, and demonstrates how racial and ethnic categories continue to affect contemporary property law. Integrating Spaces: Property Law and Race provides a dynamic social, historical, and doctrinal context for teaching property law: nearly 30 new and provocative cases including the Supreme Court decision in Oyama v. California (alien land laws) and state court and federal court decisions in Trueheart v. Parker and Morison v. Rawlinson (race nuisance cases involving a jazz club and an African American church) extensive treatment of Federal civil rights statutes and their implications for environmental justice and the housing and financial crisis a close look at the efficacy of traditional property concepts as solutions to minority or cultural requirements such as easements by prescription for Native American religious uses (United States v. Platt), Native Hawaiian access to sacred sites and beaches ( PASH), and the impact of partition land sales on African-American farmers and indigenous communities consideration of an international perspective, including cases on land redistribution in South Africa, cultural property in Australia, and restitution in post-conflict Bosnia and Herzegovina and Guatemala legal context and appropriate pedagogy from statutes, excerpted law review articles, and questions for discussion in the notes Teacher's Manual that provides additional questions and suggestions for linking the cases to coverage in traditional casebooks Timely and relevant, Integrating Spaces: Property Law and Race brings a whole new dimension to your Property course. If you re looking to refresh your teaching experience, challenge your students, or fuel class discussion, order a complimentary copy of Integrating Spaces: Property Law and Race.
Buy a new version of this Connected Casebook and receive ACCESS to the online e-book, practice questions from your favorite study aids, and an outline tool on CasebookConnect, the all in one learning solution for law school students. CasebookConnect offers you what you need most to be successful in your law school classes - portability, meaningful feedback, and greater efficiency. Hallmark features of Property: Cases, Problems, and Skills Tightly and clearly organized, both substantively and visually Balance of classic and new cases Shorter than most other Property casebooks For students: Visual aids include maps, diagrams, and photographs Chapter-opener maps provide a geographic -table of contents- of the cases to be considered in that chapter, and serve as a reminder of the competing visions of real property as a fungible market commodity, and as a unique place essential to personhood and community interrelationships Text clearly identifies the majority/minority/trend status of each rule, as relevant Post-case notes are relatively concise, and avoid the treatise-style references that sometimes frustrate students without sufficient pedagogical benefit Chapter Reviews include multiple choice and essay questions (with answers in the Appendix), and -Bringing it Home- statutory practice (guiding students in researching their state's statutory coverage of selected topics likely to be regulated by statute) CasebookConnect features: ONLINE E-BOOK Law school comes with a lot of reading, so access your enhanced e-book anytime, anywhere to keep up with your coursework. Highlight, take notes in the margins, and search the full text to quickly find coverage of legal topics. PRACTICE QUESTIONS Quiz yourself before class and prep for your exam in the Study Center. Practice questions from Examples & Explanations, Emanuel Law Outlines, Emanuel Law in a Flash flashcards, and other best-selling study aid series help you study for exams while tracking your strengths and weaknesses to help optimize your study time. OUTLINE TOOL Most professors will tell you that starting your outline early is key to being successful in your law school classes. The Outline Tool automatically populates your notes and highlights from the e-book into an editable format to accelerate your outline creation and increase study time later in the semester.
Build real-world computer vision applications and develop cool demos using OpenCV for Python About This Book Learn how to apply complex visual effects to images using geometric transformations and image filters Extract features from an image and use them to develop advanced applications Build algorithms to help you understand the image content and perform visual searches Who This Book Is For This book is intended for Python developers who are new to OpenCV and want to develop computer vision applications with OpenCV-Python. This book is also useful for generic software developers who want to deploy computer vision applications on the cloud. It would be helpful to have some familiarity with basic mathematical concepts such as vectors, matrices, and so on. What You Will Learn Apply geometric transformations to images, perform image filtering, and convert an image into a cartoon-like image Detect and track various body parts such as the face, nose, eyes, ears, and mouth Stitch multiple images of a scene together to create a panoramic image Make an object disappear from an image Identify different shapes, segment an image, and track an object in a live video Recognize an object in an image and build a visual search engine Reconstruct a 3D map from images Build an augmented reality application In Detail Computer vision is found everywhere in modern technology. OpenCV for Python enables us to run computer vision algorithms in real time. With the advent of powerful machines, we are getting more processing power to work with. Using this technology, we can seamlessly integrate our computer vision applications into the cloud. Web developers can develop complex applications without having to reinvent the wheel. This book will walk you through all the building blocks needed to build amazing computer vision applications with ease. We start off with applying geometric transformations to images. We then discuss affine and projective transformations and see how we can use them to apply cool geometric effects to photos. We will then cover techniques used for object recognition, 3D reconstruction, stereo imaging, and other computer vision applications. This book will also provide clear examples written in Python to build OpenCV applications. The book starts off with simple beginner's level tasks such as basic processing and handling images, image mapping, and detecting images. It also covers popular OpenCV libraries with the help of examples. The book is a practical tutorial that covers various examples at different levels, teaching you about the different functions of OpenCV and their actual implementation. Style and approach This is a conversational-style book filled with hands-on examples that are really easy to understand. Each topic is explained very clearly and is followed by a programmatic implementation so that the concept is solidified. Each topic contributes to something bigger in the following chapters, which helps you understand how to piece things together to build something big and complex.