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Litigating Land Use Cases (Spring 2018)

  • Course Number: LAW-722
  • Class Number: 03410
  • Instructor: Michael Berger

Course Description

From Spring 2016

This class tracks land use cases from the client’s first meeting with counsel who senses that litigation may ensue right through the appellate process. Mike Berger, the course instructor, is a leading land use litigator who has argued many important land use cases before the US Supreme Court. Presently, he heads the appellate litigation practice at Manatt Phelps. He oversees all types of matters, not just land use issues. In this course you will learn how to frame issues from day one, analyze winning (and losing) arguments and prepare yourself to be an appellate litigant in land use matters. -- This course is important for future transactional lawyers, not just litigators. The reality of land use practice is that many times your client’s project will be rejected for any of a number of reasons. Transactional lawyers need to understand the traps in the process when they are pursuing land use permission.

Course Details

  • Unit Value: 2
  • Grading Options: Numerical Only
  • Schedule: M 10:00 am - 11: 50 am
  • Room Number: Room 101
  • Exam: In-class exam
  • Writing Requirement: No
  • Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: yes