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Professors' Corner

Professors' Corner: Law and Neighborhood Names

The Professors' Corner is a FREE monthly webinar (non-CLE) featuring a panel of law professors addressing topics of interest to practitioners of real estate and trusts/estates. This webinar series is sponsored by the Joint Legal Education and Uniform Laws Group of the ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law.

Joint Legal Education and Uniform Laws Group
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Law and Neighborhood Names


  • Nestor Davidson, Albert A. Walsh Chair in Real Estate, Land Use, and Property Law; Faculty  Director, Urban Law Center, Fordham University School of Law
  • Dave Fagundes, Baker Botts LLP Professor of Law and Assistant Dean for Faculty Development, University of Houston Law Center


  • Christopher Odinet, University of Oklahoma College of Law

From gentrification fights sparked by efforts to rename the southern part of Harlem as “SoHa,” to a successful community movement to change the name of the area once known as South Central to “South Los Angeles,” neighborhood names have long sparked controversy and are even leading to proposals for legal change. Conflicts over naming and renaming raise important questions about the legal dimensions of how neighborhoods form identity and protect that identity.  This Webinar will explore a number of case studies of conflicts over neighborhood names and the implications for property lawyers and local government lawyers as well.

The content of this program does not meet requirements for continuing legal education (CLE) accreditation. You will not receive CLE credit for for this program or any Professors’ Corner programs.

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Law and Neighborhood Names
Recorded on March 12, 2019

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