It's back! Time once again for the bi-annual Hawaii Land Use Law Conference, to be held January 17 and 18, 2013 (Thursday and Friday) at the Downtown YWCA (a very convenient venue).
Planning co-chairs Professor David Callies and Ben Kudo have once again assembled a stellar faculty and put together an agenda that covers most topics of interest.
We'll be moderating a panel on "Development Through Exemptions - The Evolution of Reclassifications, Permitting, Land Use & Development in Hawaii: The Unintended Consequences of an Increasingly Complex System of Regulations," featuring panelists Linda L.W. Chow (Deputy Attorney General State of Hawaii), Oswald K. Stender (Office of Hawaiian Affairs), and Kali Watson (Hawaiian Community Development).
Two highlights of the conference:
First, Mike Berger will give the keynote presentation on our favorite topic, regulatory takings: "Taking a Critical Look at 30 Years of the Supreme Court’s Taking Jurisprudence." Mike has taken the lead in most of the important Supreme Court takings decisions during that time frame, and his talk will be worth the price of admission alone.
Second (speaking of "worth the price of admission"), our ABA State and Local Government Law Section colleage Dean Patricia Salkin is returning with an ethics program and her rightly famous "Ethics Jeopardy" game show. Get your yearly MCLE credits all at one time and in one place. We say "worth the price of admission" since you can register for the ethics sessions separately from the other parts of the conference if land use isn't your bag.
Other topics include transit and land use, burial laws, traditional and customary rights, and agricultural land use issues.
Details, including complete faculty list, the agenda, and registration information here.
As Jack Lord used to say "be there, Aloha."