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Takings and Coastal Management


2017 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. This course has been approved for up to 10 CLE credits in South Carolina, with 8 CLE credits available for the first two days of the course, and an additional 2 CLE credits available for the third day in Charleston.  CLE approval for other states is pending.

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

November 2–4, 2017


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.

Kicking off at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2 and continuing on Friday, Nov. 3, you will hear from experts who will explore the law Lucas established and how that law has affected the management of coastal property, both nationally and in the southeast.  Expert panels 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
  • the role of flood insurance in coastal property management  

On Saturday, Nov. 4, the symposium features an optional field trip,  allowing participants the opportunity to travel to Wild Dunes in Charleston, South Carolina, where they will visit the property at issue in Lucas and other nearby locations that provide interesting examples of legal issues associated with coastal development.

To conclude this visit, participants will gather for cocktails at the beach home of The Honorable Jean Hoefer Toal, former Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court.

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