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Robert H. Freilich
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Robert H. Freilich principal in the firm of Freilich & Popowitz LLP, is considered the nation’s leading planning, development, sustainability and land use consultant. In 1972 Freilich won the New York Court of Appeals and U.S. Supreme Court case establishing the constitutionality of growth management in the U.S. and has developed and implemented growth management, land use, transportation and sustainability plans and systems for over 200 cities, counties, metropolitan areas, regions and states from Hawaii to the Florida Keys. He has also specialized in obtaining government approval of complex development projects for both the public and private sectors, including the South Miami Beach ArtDeco District in Florida; Battery Park City in New York; Mall of America in Minneapolis–St. Paul; Centennial Master Planned Community in Los Angeles County; Rancho San Juan 2,600 acre master plan community in Monterey County, California; and the redevelopment and base realignments of the Alameda Naval Air Station in San Francisco Bay and the El Toro Marine Air Station in Irvine, California. He has been counsel in over 100 federal and state land use appellate cases nationwide.
He is the author of From Sprawl to Sustainable Growth: Smart Growth, New Urbanism, Green Development & Renewable Energy (American Bar Association, 2010); The 21st Century Land Development Code (American Planning Association, 2008); the leading planning and law casebook in the field: Cases and Materials on Land Use, (Thomson West, 6th Ed. 2012); From Sprawl to Smart Growth: Successful Legal, Planning and Environmental Systems (ABA 1999); Exactions, Impact Fees and Dedication: Shaping Land Use Development and Funding of Infrastructure in the Dolan Era (American Bar Association, 1995); 11 other books, and over 60 articles. In addition, he has spoken to over 200 conferences nationwide.
Freilich is the National Editor of The Urban Lawyer, the national quarterly journal on state and local government law of the American Bar Association; Past Director of the Annual Planning and Zoning Institute of the American Center For National and International Law; Past-Chair of the Planning and Law Division of the American Planning Association; serves on the Advisory Board of the Land Use And Environment Law Review; and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute and the Urban Land Institute.
Freilich received his BA degree from the University of Chicago, holds a JD degree from Yale Law School and MIA, LLM, PhD and JSD degrees from Columbia University in New York. In 1968, he became Hulen Professor of Law in Urban Affairs and Planning at the University of Missouri School of Law. He has served as visiting professor of law at Harvard Law School (1984-1985), the London School of Economics (1974-1975), the University of Miami School of Law(1996-1997), UCLA School of Law (2007-2011) and presently is teaching "Land Use Controls" and the "Global Warming and Sustainability" seminar on at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law (2011-present).
FACULTY IN THE NEWS
Wayne Sandholtz, a faculty member part of both USC Gould and USC Dornsife, wrote an op-ed discussing how Trump is “a few steps from becoming a new kind of autocrat –an elected one.” He analyzes how Trump’s strategies and actions mirror those of other elected autocrats, naming Viktor Orban, Vladimir Putin, and Rodrigo Duterte as examples.
Ariela Gross has been elected as the new Chair of the Legal History Section of the American Association of Law Schools.
“Legal Origin from Outer Space,” Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Claremont-McKenna College, Claremont, CA.
Thomas D. Lyon
Thomas Lyon commented on Roseanna Sommers’, “Commonsense Consent,” at the 14th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Claremont-McKenna College.