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VLS Conference Will Draw Top Experts to Explore Future of Regulatory Takings

November 4, 2010

SOUTH ROYALTON, VT-- In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on a closely watched regulatory takings case, Vermont Law School, the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center will bring together leading scholars and experienced practitioners on Nov. 5 to discuss cutting-edge issues raised by recent and pending court cases and new regulatory initiatives.

The day-long conference, "Litigating Regulatory Takings Challenges to Land Use and Environmental Regulations," starts at 9 a.m. on the Berkeley Law campus.

Topics to be discussed include the Supreme Court's Stop the Beach Renourishment decision, the future of the judicial takings theory, takings questions raised by sea level rise and other consequences of climate change, controversial new decisions applying an expansive interpretation of the Penn Central analysis, and recent takings cases involving regulations of water use.

Key Questions to be Addressed:

• What did the Supreme Court rule in Stop the Beach Renourishment and what does it mean?
• Where does eminent domain law stand in California and other states five years after Kelo?
• What are the latest developments in federal rails to trails takings litigation?
• Is water different from land and other resources under the Takings Clause?
• What are the standards for determining government liability for alleged breaches of contracts?

More information is available on our conference detail page.

CONTACT: John Cramer, Associate Director of Media Relations


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