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Takings and Coastal Management

Takings and Coastal Management a Quarter-Century after Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council

November 2–4, 2017

This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council.  To commemorate the anniversary of this landmark case and to consider the effect of Lucas on regulatory takings and coastal property management, the ABA Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Journal is hosting a symposium at the University of South Carolina School of Law.  Continuing legal education credit will be available.

The symposium will bring practicing attorneys, regulators, policy makers, and public interest advocates together with academic experts in real property, environmental, coastal, and administrative law. Over the course of two days, these experts will explore the law Lucas established and how that law has affected the management of coastal property, both nationally and in the southeast.  Also, one expert panel will explore the public policy effects of Lucas, including whether national environmental policy results in national land use planning; how federal, state, and local governments may creatively cooperate; and the role of flood insurance in coastal property management.  Finally, the third day of the symposium offers participants the opportunity to travel to Wild Dunes in Charleston, South Carolina, where participants will visit the property at issue in Lucas and other nearby locations that provide interesting examples of legal issues associated with coastal development.