Without Just Compensation – Private & Public Property: The Fifth Amendment and Beyond

NEW! Without Just Compensation – Private & Public Property: The Fifth Amendment and Beyond
5 sessions, 7.5 hours

What happened when the government arrived on Crusoe’s island? Consider the uniquely American approach to the concept of public “control” of private property. We begin with the Fifth Amendment which provides “nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.” Consider the inherent conflict between the Constitution’s protection of private property and the perceived governmental need to exercise authority. Trace the development of public taking, eminent domain, just compensation, taking by Trespass, and taking by Regulation including Historic Preservation. We will then proceed to public control of land use and zoning and conclude with public regulation of community living.

Instructor: Jim Baer’s former students at Ursinus College called him “intelligent, motivating, friendly, very funny, very experienced,” and said he was, “the best teacher ever hired.” A graduate of The University of Virginia School of Law, Jim is a forty-five year member of the Maryland Bar and was also a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia and the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States of America. He was a trial lawyer in private practice until 2001 when he returned to his alma mater, Ursinus College, where he created the college’s Center for Legal Studies and taught a variety of courses utilizing a unique blend of Socratic Method and open class discussion.

ILR778 Without Just Compensation – Private & Public Property: The Fifth Amendment and Beyond
4-Digit Number: 3605
Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Apr. 4 – May 2
Location: Conference Center (E Building) /E123
Tuition: $29    Fee: $70    Total: $99
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only: $70

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