“What is Urban Law Today? A Symposium on the Field’s Past, Present, and Future in Honor of the Urban Law Journal’s 40th Anniversary.
The Fordham Urban Law Journal is the country’s second most cited law and public policy journal. Each year the Journal hosts at least one major symposium and dedicates a special book to the symposium’s featured topic. In addition to attracting a large regional audience and promoting vibrant discourse and debate, past symposia have garnered national attention through the influential scholarship they generate.
This year’s Symposium, to be held on February 28, 2013 at Fordham’s Lincoln Center Campus, will mark the 40th Anniversary of the Journal, and in honor of that milestone, we are building the Symposium around the critical issues explored in the Journal’s inaugural issue in 1972.
For our 40th Anniversary Symposium, we plan to gather authors across these topics discuss key changes in these areas of urban law since the Journal’s debut and explore the issues and challenges that we will be contending with in these areas in the coming years. Across all of these topics, the Symposium will reflect more broadly on what “urban law” meant as a discipline when the Journal began and what it might mean today and going forward. Following the event, the Journal will publish articles from each of our authors in our Symposium book. These articles will continue the Journal’s long and important contribution to legal scholarship and urban policy.
Constantine Katsoris, Wikinson Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law
Michael M. Martin, Dean, Fordham University School of Law
Joanna Zdanys, Editor in Chief, Fordham Urban Law Journal
Exclusionary Zoning and Housing in Urban Planning
J. Peter Byrne, Associate Dean ,Professor of Law, Georgetown Law
Rick Hills, Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
Matthew Parlow, Associate Dean For Academic Affairs And Associate Professor Of Law, Marquette University Law School
Christopher Serkin, Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School
Stephanie Stern, Irving S. Ribicoff Visiting Associate Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Moderator: Annie Decker, Visiting Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law
Urban Environmental Challenges
John Nolon, Counsel and Faculty Liaison, Land Use Law Center; Visiting Counsel and Faculty Liaison, Land Use Law Center; Visiting Professor, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Dan Tarlock, Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Program in Environmental and Energy Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law
Hannah Wiseman, Assistant Professor, Florida State University College of Law
Michael Allan Wolf, Professor of Law, Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local Government Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law
Moderator: Sheila Foster, Vice Dean, Albert A. Walsh Professor of Law, Co-Director Stein Center for Law & Ethics
Consumer Protection by Local Governments
Paul Diller, Associate Professor of Law, Willamette University College of Law,
Kathleen Morris, Associate Professor of Law, Golden Gate University School of Law
Moderator: Susan Block-Lieb, Professor of Law, Cooper Family Chair of Urban Legal Studies, Fordham University School of Law
What is Urban Law?
David Barron, Honorable S. William Green Professor of Public Law, Harvard Law School
Olatunde Johnson, Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
Audrey McFarlane, Professor of Law, University of Baltimore Law School
David Schleicher, Associate Professor of Law, George Mason School of Law
Moderator: Nestor Davidson, Professor of Law, Director Urban Law Center, Fordham University School of Law
This program is free and open to the public
CLE Credits: 3 Non-transitional & transitional, Professional Practice NYS CLE Credits are available for $85 ($70 for Fordham Law alumni and public interest attorneys).