State & Local Government Law

On-Demand CLE

Earn your CLE with these on-demand courses.

Affordable Housing

Education

  • Disparities in K-12 Discipline
    Explore how the administration of disciplinary processes in education, without discriminating on the basis of race, color, or national origin, could reduce implicit bias and eliminate the school to prison pipeline.
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Emergency Management

Election

Infrastructure

Land Use

  • Land Use Institute 2020 Series : LUI 1
    Updates & Current Issues Explored
    Part 1
    Update on Planning, Land Use & Eminent Domain Decisions
    Part 2
    Federal Laws, Regulations & Programs Affecting Local Land Use Decision Making
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  • Land Use Institute 2020 Series: LUI 2
    Climate Change and Nuts & Bolts
    Part 1
    Annual Richard F. Babcock Faculty Address: Overview of National & International Best Practices to Address Climate Change & Sea Level Rise
    Part 2
    Nuts & Bolts of Land Use Practice
    Part 3
    Seeking and Dealing with Variance & Rezoning Requests
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  • Land Use Institute 2020 Series: LUI 3
    Hot Topics in Land Use
    Part 1
    Regulating Personal Transportation
    Redevelopment/ Opportunity Zones

    Part 2
    Affordable Housing
    Sustainability/ Resilience
    Eminent Domain & Takings

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  • Legally Stolen Lands: Impacts and Remedies for Historically Disadvantaged People
    The Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act — adopted in 15 states and the US Virgin Islands and currently introduced in 6 states and DC — is a very important — even historic — remedy for the inherent instability of ownership where title to land is held over generations. It is particularly prevalent among socially and economically disadvantaged property owners who are disproportionately African American and other people of color.
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  • Creative Legal Strategies to Deal with Problem Properties
    Municipalities across the country are dealing the economic and social issues arising from vacant and distressed properties. Strategies implemented in the Twin Cities are shared.
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  • Land Use and Resiliency: Creating Resilient Communities Through Land Use Law — Before the Next Disaster
    Flooding and other weather-related disasters threaten many communities. The opportunity to proactively create more resilient communities, specific ways in which local, county and state governments can facilitate resilient patterns of development are addressed.
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  • Knick Overrules Williamson County: What Does It Mean for Eminent Domain?
    Since 1985, the Supreme Court’s Williamson County state-litigation requirement doctrine has been interpreted so as to make it almost impossible for local land use determinations to be challenged as regulatory takings in federal court. But, on June 21, 2019, in the case of Knick v. Township of Scott (17-647), the Supreme Court overturned (5-4) the Williamson state-litigation requirement, and held that property owners can now bypass state proceedings and immediately contest local zoning and similar constraints in U.S. district court.
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Native American

  • Legally Stolen Lands: Impacts and Remedies for Historically Disadvantaged People
    The Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act — adopted in 15 states and the US Virgin Islands and currently introduced in 6 states and DC — is a very important — even historic — remedy for the inherent instability of ownership where title to land is held over generations. It is particularly prevalent among socially and economically disadvantaged property owners who are disproportionately African American and other people of color.
    Earn Your CLE

  • Doing Business with Tribes
    Tribes are increasingly diversifying their business interests. Insights and advice for local governments within which tribes engage in development and other business are discussed.
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Refugee & Immigrant Communities

Sexual Harassment

  • Anatomy of a #MeToo Investigation
    What happens when claims are made against public sector employees or officials? Best practices for handling sexual harassment and discrimination investigations, public sector peculiarities, investigation pitfalls to avoid, and practical steps to minimize a #MeToo lawsuit are discussed.
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Technology