Takings Conference 2017
The 20th Annual Conference of Litigating Takings Challenges to Land Use and Environmental Regulations
This conference explores the takings issue as it relates to land use, environmental rules and other forms of regulation. In addition to offering a basic education in modern takings law, the conference brings together a diverse group of leading scholars and experienced practitioners to discuss cutting-edge issues. The conference will examine the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2017 decision in Murr v. State of Wisconsin and its implications for the future of takings doctrine. Deputy United States Solicitor General Edwin Kneedler will offer reflections on his experience over the last 30-plus years arguing takings cases on behalf of the United States before the Supreme Court. Other topics will include important new developments in the application of the Takings Clause to water management, the relationship between private property rights and housing opportunity, and the property issues associated with siting and approval of energy-related projects. The conference will also focus on current takings issues and controversies specific to Minnesota. The primary oral advocates before the U.S. Supreme Court in the Murr case will be speaking at the conference.
A reception follows the conference from 5-6 p.m. in Auerbach Commons.