Balancing Private and Public Rights in the Coastal Zone in the Era of Climate Change: The Fifteenth Anniversary of Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council
September 20-21, 2007, Columbia, South Carolina
Save the Date - CLE Takings Conference on Lucas
On September 20-21, 2007, the University of South Carolina School of Law, with the Georgetown Environmental Law & Policy Institute at Georgetown University Law Center, will host a conference entitled Balancing Private and Public Rights in the Coastal Zone in the Era of Climate Change: The Fifteenth Anniversary of Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council. The conference, to be held on campus at the University of South Carolina Law School in Columbia, South Carolina, will examine the legal and policy challenges posed by coastal development pressures in this period of climate change. As in past years, this edition of the Georgetown Environmental Law & Policy's annual conference will focus in part on the takings issue generally. Because of the location in South Carolina, however, it will also focus in particular on the constraints with respect to coastal management created by the landmark Lucas takings case, which arose from a pioneering effort in South Carolina to restrict coastal development. Conference participants will include the major players in the Lucas case, other prominent takings scholars and practitioners, and leading policy makers, scientists, and academics who are addressing the challenge of coastal management in the era of climate change. In addition to a full set of CLE materials provided to all conference participants, follow-on articles based on the conference will be published in the Southeastern Environmental Law Journal.