This blog, maintained by Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Touro Law Center Dean and Professor of Law Patricia Salkin, is designed to provide a forum for the discussion of current laws, policies and decisions that affect the use of land. It highlights new court decisions, new state and federal laws and policies, and actions at the local government level that guide and/or impact land use and community development. Current contributors to the blog include Touro Law graduate Matthew Loeser and Touro Law student Heidi Kolence.
Readers may use this blog to keep current on trends in land use law by subscribing to the daily email to bring news of the “case or development of the day,” and readers may also watch developments in specific areas of the law by using the categorical tags to review all recent posting relating to a particular topic. All views and opinions are welcome in the form of comments to individual postings. Check back periodically to see whether others have posted comments to cases of interest to you and and/or your clients.
Faculty and students of law and planning may use this blog to stimulate classroom discussion on new developments in the law, as well as to generate ideas for paper topics and course presentations. Students are welcome to contribute to the comments on the postings including providing perspectives and observations based upon other related cases you may be reading in your coursework.