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Tulane Law hosts property rights conference Nov. 4

November 02, 2016

Did Hurricane Katrina flooding damage amount to an unconstitutional taking of property by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers?

What are property owners’ rights when they’re affected by policies to counter coastal erosion linked to climate change?

Does the government have legitimate title to federal public lands?

When does too little regulation become a violation?

Tulane Law School hosts scholars, lawyers, government officials and advocates from across the country to explore those and other issues involving takings law on Nov. 4.

The 19th Annual Conference on Litigating Takings Challenges to Land Use and Environmental Regulations runs 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Tulane Law’s John Giffen Weinmann in the Wendell H. Gauthier Appellate Moot Court Room 110.

Lead sponsors are the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law & Policy, Vermont Law School’s Environmental Law Center, the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office and the Louisiana Municipal Association.

John Leshy, a UC Hastings College of Law professor emeritus who served as U.S. Department of the Interior solicitor during President Bill Clinton’s Administration, is scheduled for the keynote address on ownership of federal public lands.

Presenters include Tulane Law Professor Oliver Houck and Christopher Dalbom (L ’12), program manager at the Institute on Water Resources Law & Policy.

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