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Professors' Corner

Professors' Corner: Restrictive Zoning and the YIMBY Movement

Professors' Corner is a monthly webinar which features a panel of law professors, discussing recent cases or issues of interest to real estate or trust and estate practitioners and scholars. The Professor's Corner Webinar is sponsored by the Joint Legal Education and Uniform Laws Group of the ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law

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Professors' Corner

Professors' Corner

A FREE monthly webinar featuring a panel of law professors, addressing topics of interest to practitioners of real estate and trusts/estates


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  • RPTE Leadership: Officers, Council, Standing Committee Chairs and Members, Group Chairs and Vice-Chairs, Substantive Committee Chairs and Vice-Chairs, and Editors.
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Professors' Corner: Restrictive Zoning and the YIMBY Movement

Faculty: John Infranca, Associate Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School and Michael Lewyn, Professor of Law and Director of the Institute on Land Use and Sustainable Development and Associate Professor of Law, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

  • Moderator: Andrea Boyack (Washburn)

Throughout much of the United States a lack of sufficient housing has contributed to rising costs for renters and prospective homeowners. While Yes In My Back Yards (YIMBY) and others advocate for reducing regulatory restrictions, opponents contend that increasing supply will not reduce housing costs or that it will radically alter existing neighborhood character. This program will evaluate these claims. It will also discuss, and assess, local and state measures to up zone and permit denser development.


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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Professors' Corner: Restrictive Zoning and the YIMBY Movement

Recorded on November 12, 2019

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