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Pragmatism, Feminism, And The Problem Of Bad Coherence, Catharine P. Wells Dec 2011

Pragmatism, Feminism, And The Problem Of Bad Coherence, Catharine P. Wells

Catharine P. Wells

In this Article, Professor Wells reviews Professor Margaret Jane Radin’s book, Reinterpreting Property. Professor Wells considers Radin’s work a rich repository of original insight, lucid analysis, and sharp debate and particularly appreciates the substantive introduction to the book, which analyses Radin’s ten-year project on property law in terms of the insights and methodological commitments of philosophical pragmatism. Professor Wells explores the contribution of Radin’s pragmatism to ongoing questions about the role of law in achieving social transformation and organizes her comments around the nature of Radin’s pragmatism, its connection to her feminism and what Radin ...


Housing And Community Development: Cases And Materials, 4th Edition, James Kushner, Charles Daye, Peter Salsich, Henry Mcgee, W. Keating, Barbara Bezdek, Otto Hetzel, Daniel Mandelker, Robert Washburn Nov 2011

Housing And Community Development: Cases And Materials, 4th Edition, James Kushner, Charles Daye, Peter Salsich, Henry Mcgee, W. Keating, Barbara Bezdek, Otto Hetzel, Daniel Mandelker, Robert Washburn

Barbara L Bezdek

The fourth edition of Housing and Community Development presents a fresh and comprehensive look at housing law and policy with full coverage of the foreclosure crisis and its aftermath, exploring housing policies and neighborhood revitalization policies to address the new urban reality. It also discusses the issue of sustainability and the relationship between community development, housing, and climate change. The book contains materials covering housing policy and litigation; tenants’ rights in the private and public spheres; urban redevelopment, including a comprehensive look at Kelo v. New London, including its setting and aftermath; and a completely revised section of the book ...


Re-Appraising The Appraisers: Expanding Liability To Buyers And Borrowers In The Story Of The 2008 Financing Industry Crisis, Shelby D. Green Nov 2011

Re-Appraising The Appraisers: Expanding Liability To Buyers And Borrowers In The Story Of The 2008 Financing Industry Crisis, Shelby D. Green

Pace Law Faculty Publications

On the surface, suing in negligence seems the most promising avenue for recovery against appraisers, because liability depends on an examination of defendant's conduct alone and does not require an examination or defendant's mental state to show intent or agreement. But historically insuperable hurdles have operated to prevent recovery under this seemingly simple cause of action. One hurdle is lack of privity. The appraiser's legal relationship is with the hiring party--the lender--to assess the risks of the loan transaction and not with the purchaser, who may rely on the appraisal in making the decision to purchase. Because ...


Noción Y Elementos Existenciales Del Título De Crédito, Bruno L. Costantini García Oct 2011

Noción Y Elementos Existenciales Del Título De Crédito, Bruno L. Costantini García

Bruno L. Costantini García

Discernir la noción y elementos de existencia de los títulos de crédito, considerando la doctrina y la denominación expresada en nuestra Ley General de Títulos y Operaciones de Crédito, conceptualizando el término de los documentos que consignan un derecho crediticio propio de su naturaleza y deslindando de manera dogmatica y exegética los elementos que lo forman y le dan su funcionamiento, mediante una visión de las instituciones jurídicas que les dan su existencia y aplicación dentro del devenir de los actos de comercio.


Restitution For Wrongs And The Restatement (Third) Of The Law Of Restitution, James S. Rogers Oct 2011

Restitution For Wrongs And The Restatement (Third) Of The Law Of Restitution, James S. Rogers

James S. Rogers

The law of restitution has been the forgotten step-child of American private law for many decades. The American Law Institute’s current project to produce a new restatement of the law of restitution holds the promise of bringing the subject to the foreground and removing some of the confusion that many lawyers and judges feel in approaching the topic. One of the important issues that must be addressed in any comprehensive treatment of the law of restitution is how to treat those areas where the possibility of recovery based on the unjust enrichment principle overlaps with recovery based on the ...


The People's Court, Kermit J. Lind Oct 2011

The People's Court, Kermit J. Lind

Law Faculty Articles and Essays

The Cleveland Housing Court adjudicates only one house and one owner at a time, while the investors and speculators in blighted properties operate in secret at high volume from a distance. However, the court's focus on housing code compliance and its (when needed) willingness to hand down strong measures is powerful. Even now, the City of Cleveland is implementing new strategic code compliance measures in partnership with neighborhood-based community development corporations, to the point where there is less profit in owning worthless houses in Cleveland, and the court is redirecting the disposal of low-value foreclosed houses to local land ...


Housing And Community Development: Cases And Materials, James A. Kushner, Charles E. Daye, Peter W. Salsich Jr., Henry W. Mcgee Jr., W. Dennis Keating, Barbara L. Bezdek, Otto J. Hetzel, Daniel R. Mandelker, Robert M. Washburn Sep 2011

Housing And Community Development: Cases And Materials, James A. Kushner, Charles E. Daye, Peter W. Salsich Jr., Henry W. Mcgee Jr., W. Dennis Keating, Barbara L. Bezdek, Otto J. Hetzel, Daniel R. Mandelker, Robert M. Washburn

Barbara L Bezdek

The fourth edition of Housing and Community Development presents a fresh and comprehensive look at housing law and policy with full coverage of the foreclosure crisis and its aftermath, exploring housing policies and neighborhood revitalization policies to address the new urban reality. It also discusses the issue of sustainability and the relationship between community development, housing, and climate change. The book contains materials covering housing policy and litigation; tenants’ rights in the private and public spheres; urban redevelopment, including a comprehensive look at Kelo v. New London, including its setting and aftermath; and a completely revised section of the book ...


Generalidades De La Propiedad Intelectual En México, Bruno L. Costantini García Sep 2011

Generalidades De La Propiedad Intelectual En México, Bruno L. Costantini García

Bruno L. Costantini García

Presentación de las Generalidades de la Propiedad Intelectual en México (Propiedad Industrial y Derechos de Autor), legislación que la rige, aplicación y modalidades


La Jurisprudencia En México, Bruno L. Costantini García Aug 2011

La Jurisprudencia En México, Bruno L. Costantini García

Bruno L. Costantini García

Breve presentación de la jurisprudencia en México, su aplicación, objetivos y fines para el Derecho Mexicano. ¿Por qué es util para el derecho? ¿Quién la emite?


Notariado Y Correduria Y Su Registro En México, Bruno L. Costantini García Aug 2011

Notariado Y Correduria Y Su Registro En México, Bruno L. Costantini García

Bruno L. Costantini García

Introducción al Derecho Notarial y Registral en México, cuyo objeto es conocer los elementos de las figuras del notario y del corredor público, la formalización de sus actos y su registro.


Fraud Is Fun Or How A Foreclosure Rescue Scam Changed My Life, Peter A. Holland Jul 2011

Fraud Is Fun Or How A Foreclosure Rescue Scam Changed My Life, Peter A. Holland

Peter A. Holland

No abstract provided.


No Dwelling Left Behind: Expanding New York’S Uniform Housing Statutes To Single And Two-Family Dwellings, Daniel R. Shortt Jul 2011

No Dwelling Left Behind: Expanding New York’S Uniform Housing Statutes To Single And Two-Family Dwellings, Daniel R. Shortt

Pace Law Review

No abstract provided.


"Going Green" The Wrong Way: How Governments Are Unconstitutionally Delegating Their Legislative Powers In Pursuit Of Environmental Sustainability, Brandon L. Boxler Jun 2011

"Going Green" The Wrong Way: How Governments Are Unconstitutionally Delegating Their Legislative Powers In Pursuit Of Environmental Sustainability, Brandon L. Boxler

Legislation and Policy Brief

Through either executive or legislative power, state and local governments are rapidly effecting policies that encourage environmental sustainability. Many of these policies have logically targeted buildings and infrastructure, both of which have a significant adverse impact on the environment. In the United States, 38 percent of the nation’s carbon dioxide emissions and 67 percent of its electricity usage come from buildings. New laws and policies are attempting to decrease these figures by requiring construction projects to “go green” and implement sustainable building practices. These legal initiatives have the potential to create substantial environmental benefits by reducing energy consumption, greenhouse ...


Order For The Courts: Reforming The Nollan/Dolan Threshold Inquiry For Exactions, Winfield B. Martin Jun 2011

Order For The Courts: Reforming The Nollan/Dolan Threshold Inquiry For Exactions, Winfield B. Martin

Seattle University Law Review

For decades prior to 2005, Fifth Amendment regulatory takings jurisprudence languished in a state of confused neglect. Rather than articulating a clearly discernable standard for determining whether a violation of the Takings Clause had occurred, Justices rebuffed government action that seemed to amount to “an out-and-out plan of extortion” and nodded in approval when they deemed the government to have “acted diligently and in good faith” or in furtherance of a “compelling interest.” In trying to parse this imprecise thicket, scholars have characterized the Court’s approach to regulatory takings as a “muddle,” in “disarray,” and “incoherent.” Professor Kent even ...


Housing The Working Poor, Peter Dreier Jun 2011

Housing The Working Poor, Peter Dreier

Peter Dreier

No abstract provided.


Foreclosing On The Free Market, John Atlas, Peter Dreier, Gregory D. Squires Jun 2011

Foreclosing On The Free Market, John Atlas, Peter Dreier, Gregory D. Squires

Peter Dreier

No abstract provided.


L.A. Voters Sent Signal On Urgency Of Providing More Affordable Housing, Peter Dreier Jun 2011

L.A. Voters Sent Signal On Urgency Of Providing More Affordable Housing, Peter Dreier

Peter Dreier

No abstract provided.


First They Came For Acorn, Peter Dreier Jun 2011

First They Came For Acorn, Peter Dreier

Peter Dreier

No abstract provided.


Acorn Is Back In The News, But The News Still Gets It Wrong, John Atlas, Peter Dreier Jun 2011

Acorn Is Back In The News, But The News Still Gets It Wrong, John Atlas, Peter Dreier

Peter Dreier

No abstract provided.


New Life On Leasing, Peter Dreier Jun 2011

New Life On Leasing, Peter Dreier

Peter Dreier

No abstract provided.


Manipulating The Public Agenda: Why Acorn Was In The News, And What The News Got Wrong, Peter Dreier, Christopher Martin Jun 2011

Manipulating The Public Agenda: Why Acorn Was In The News, And What The News Got Wrong, Peter Dreier, Christopher Martin

Peter Dreier

No abstract provided.


Cohabitation And The Restatement (Third) Of Restitution & Unjust Enrichment, Candace Saari Kovacic-Fleischer Jun 2011

Cohabitation And The Restatement (Third) Of Restitution & Unjust Enrichment, Candace Saari Kovacic-Fleischer

Washington and Lee Law Review

The Restatement (Third) of Restitution & Unjust Enrichment clarified and modernized a field that had become muddled since the publication of the Restatement (First) in 1937. One area of modernization relates to the changes in law towards women, particularly changes in law toward female cohabitants. Published in 2011, the Restatement (Third) added a new Section 28, which rejected the view that it would be immoral for one cohabitant to bring suit against the other, and relaxed the restriction on recovery in unjust enrichment for “gratuitous” contributions. This Article reviews societal and legal changes for women since 1937 and notes that, in ...


Meaningful Community Participation In Land Use Decision Making Through Ad Hoc Procedures In New Haven, Connecticut, Laura Huizar May 2011

Meaningful Community Participation In Land Use Decision Making Through Ad Hoc Procedures In New Haven, Connecticut, Laura Huizar

Student Legal History Papers

The last few decades have seen efforts to develop community-based planning models and other mechanisms for increased community participation in the land use approval process. Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs), in particular, have risen in popularity across the nation as a tool for ensuring meaningful participation in development. Such agreements generally arise from direct negotiation between community groups and developers where community groups push to secure community benefits in exchange for support. At the same time, however, takings law doctrine may be shifting in a way that could dissuade cities from actively incorporating community groups into planning or negotiating with developers ...


Unlawful Detainer Pilot Program: Report To The California Legislature, California Research Bureau May 2011

Unlawful Detainer Pilot Program: Report To The California Legislature, California Research Bureau

California Agencies

Renters who remain at a property when they no longer have a legal right to reside at the location may be sued for unlawful detainer. Most often, an unlawful detainer is filed against a renter who is no longer paying rent but continues to occupy a residence. A person may also be the subject of an unlawful detainer if they commit or allow the commission of illegal activity at a rental property. The Los Angeles City Attorney developed the pilot programs under review in this report to "surgically remove" unlawful detainers who were contributing to illegal activities as a method ...


Diffuse Aspirations: Mixed-Income Housing In The Context Of For-Profit Urban Revitalization, Christopher Miller May 2011

Diffuse Aspirations: Mixed-Income Housing In The Context Of For-Profit Urban Revitalization, Christopher Miller

Student Legal History Papers

This paper evaluates the success of mixed-income housing in the context of a for-profit development in New Haven, Connecticut. It takes as its sample the development and the tenants of The Residences at Ninth Square, a mixed-use, mixed-income apartment complex located in the center of the historic city. The early parts of the paper (Parts II-III) tell the story of the neighborhood and contextualize the study in the geography and the history of New Haven, Connecticut. Part IV describes the development in detail. Part V looks to the expectations and commitments undertaken by the developers of The Residences. Part VI ...


Rural Centres And Immigration: Policy, People, And Applied Research, William Ashton Apr 2011

Rural Centres And Immigration: Policy, People, And Applied Research, William Ashton

Western Migration Conference Series

Roles of immigrants in rural centres is not well understood. Research is needed to define a welcoming community, yet Steinbach and Brandon, Mantioba serve as examples of welcoming immigrants. From interviews, immigrant priorities are housing and employment. Recent research described rural housing strategies and pathways for hiring immigrants. Rural policy implications are also noted.


Reflections On Fair Housing Law, Tim Iglesias Apr 2011

Reflections On Fair Housing Law, Tim Iglesias

Tim Iglesias

This presentation offered reflections on the state of fair housing law in light of numerous studies evaluating its effectiveness. It argues that while enforcement needs to be improved, fair housing advocates must also employ complementary strategies to reform social norms.


Reassessing The Citizen Virtues Of Homeownership, Stephanie M. Stern Apr 2011

Reassessing The Citizen Virtues Of Homeownership, Stephanie M. Stern

All Faculty Scholarship

The assumption that homeownership creates more politically and civically engaged citizens who contribute to local communities (as well as national democracy) dominates property law. This belief underlies influential theories of property and land use and justifies housing policies promoting homeownership and expanding homeownership’s reach. This Essay challenges the “citizenship virtues” of homeownership and contends that the evidence reveals a far more modest, and particularized, picture of citizenship effects than commonly assumed. I explore psychological, historical, and economic factors that may underlie the variable citizenship effects from homeownership. Some of these factors elucidate not only why owners and tenants perform ...


El Derecho De Sucesiones Se Debe Atemperar A Los Cambios De La Sociedad Del Siglo Xxi, Edward Ivan Cueva Feb 2011

El Derecho De Sucesiones Se Debe Atemperar A Los Cambios De La Sociedad Del Siglo Xxi, Edward Ivan Cueva

Edward Ivan Cueva

No abstract provided.


The Foreclosure Crisis In Chicago, Ilyas Lakada Jan 2011

The Foreclosure Crisis In Chicago, Ilyas Lakada

Public Interest Law Reporter

No abstract provided.