If you are anywhere within striking distance of Touro Law School (Central Islip, Long Island), you should make plans to attend a conference that promises two days of fantastic programming on October 3 and 4, 2013.
"The Taking Issue - 40th Anniversary Symposium" is dedicated to the memory of the legendary Professor Fred Bosselman, and lead author of The Taking Issue, a 1973 report to the President's Council on Environmental Quality. While the themes in the book have been overtaken by the Supreme Court's takings cases, it remains a touchstone work for anyone interested in the subject.
Conference co-Chairs Dean Patricia Salkin and Professor David Callies (a co-author of The Taking Issue) have assembled an excellent faculty and agenda. There will be panels on partial takings, the Nollan/Dolan/Koontz issue, the relevant parcel question, and one on ripeness which we'll be moderating (with Professor Vicki Been, David Breemer, and Michael Berger). The keynote address with be delivered by Professor Richard Epstein, speaking on "The Supreme Court as Real Property Lawyers, or The Dangers of a Public Law Court on the Takings Issue."
More information here, including how to register, and a complete agenda. The Conference is cosponsored by the ABA's Section on State and Local Government Law.
Come, join us for two days of takings fun.