“Rebuilding After Sandy: What’s Fair?” Topic of April 4 Rutgers–Newark Law School Lecture

“Rebuilding After Sandy: What’s Fair?” Topic of April 4 Rutgers–Newark Law School Lecture

NEWARK, NJ – Vicki L. Been, a nationally-recognized expert in land use regulation and property and a former member of the Rutgers School of Law–Newark faculty, will deliver the Allan Axelrod Lecture at 12:30 pm on Thursday, April 4, 2013.

Her topic is “Rebuilding After Sandy: What’s Fair?” Professor Been will discuss the buyout of coastal properties and other fairness issues related to the Sandy recovery. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The lecture honors the late Allan Axelrod, William J. Brennan, Jr. Professor of Law Emeritus at Rutgers School of Law–Newark. Professor Axelrod, who died in 2008, taught Contracts, Property, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy for 47 years at the law school. In 1978 he received the Lindback Prize, Rutgers University’s highest teaching award.

Been is the Boxer Family Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, professor of public policy at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and director of the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy. She has written extensively on such topics as the Fifth Amendment’s just compensation clause, environmental justice, community benefits agreements, housing affordability, and “smart” growth. She is co-author of Land Use Controls: Cases and Materials (2005), one of the leading land use textbooks. 

A graduate of NYU Law School, Been served as a law clerk to Judge Edward Weinfeld, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and later as a clerk to Justice Harry Blackmun, U.S. Supreme Court. She began her academic career at Rutgers–Newark Law School and joined the NYU Law faculty in 1990. 

To RSVP for the lecture, email jotero@kinoy.rutgers.edu.


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