Advocacy: Land Use Proceedings (1st 6 weeks)

SLN #: 87286
Course Prefix: LAW-793
Course Section: 004
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor(s): Lagarde;Gross

Course Description:
This course focuses on the practice of advocating land use cases before administrative, quasi-judicial and legislative bodies. Covered topics include:

• Introduction to the land use entitlement process
• Advocacy in staff review and community outreach
o Role of staff in land use cases
o Application strategy and processing the land use case
• Advocacy before administrative bodies
o The land use hearing process
o Planning hearing officer/Zoning administrator
o Planning Commission
o Development/design review
• Advocacy before legislative bodies
o City/Town Council and Boards of Supervisors
o Lobbying decision makers
• Advocacy before quasi-judicial bodies
o Variances and use permit application requirements
o Special rules for Boards of Adjustment
• Appeal of quasi-judicial decisions and of legislative decisions
• Special issues impacting land use advocacy strategies, including:
o Exactions
o Proposition 207
o Due process and equal protection
o Referendum

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 1
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class - Completely Secure
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies

* The law school has a policy that is used to calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.