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About the Authors

Robert C. Ellickson

E-mail address: robert.ellickson@yale.edu

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Education:
LL.B., Yale University, 1966
A.B., Oberlin College, 1963

Background:
Robert C. Ellickson has been a Walter E. Meyer Professor of Property and Urban Law at Yale Law School since 1988. He was formerly a member of the law faculties at USC and Stanford. His major research interests, as the title of his chair suggests, are property, land use, housing, urban history, and social norms. He also is a veteran teacher of torts. He has been a visiting professor at the Harvard and University of Chicago Law Schools.

Books:
The Household: Informal Order Around the Hearth (2008)
Order Without Law: How Neighbors Settle Disputes (1991) (awarded the Order of the Coif Triennial Book Award in 1996)
Land Use Controls: Cases and Materials (3rd edition 2005, with Vicki L. Been)
Perspectives on Property Law (3rd edition 2002, with Carol M. Rose and Bruce A. Ackerman).

Articles:
The Dauntless Gary Schwartz, 50 UCLA L. Rev. 265-68 (2002).
The Evolution of Social Norms: A Perspective from the Legal Academy, in SOCIAL NORMS 35-75 (Michael Hechter & Karl-Dieter Opp eds., 2001).
The Market for Social Norms, 3 AM. L. & ECON. REV. 1-49 (2001).
Taming Leviathan: Will the Centralizing Tide of the Twentieth Century Continue into the Twenty-first?, 74 S. CAL. L. REV. 101-18 (2000).

 

Vicki L. Been

E-mail address: vicki.been@nyu.edu

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J.D., New York University School of Law, 1983
B.S., Colorado State University, 1978

Background

Vicki Been is the Boxer Family Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and Professor of Public Policy at New York University Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and is the Faculty Director of the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy.  Professor Been teaches courses in Land Use Regulation, Property, and State and Local Government. She also co-teaches an interdisciplinary Colloquium on the Law, Economics and Politics of Urban Affairs.

Books

The State of New York Cityís Housing and Neighborhoods: 2008 (NYU Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, 2009) (with Amy Armstrong, Caroline K. Bhalla et al)
The State of New York Cityís Housing and Neighborhoods: 2007 (NYU Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, 2008) (with Amy Armstrong, Caroline K. Bhalla et al)
The State of New York Cityís Housing and Neighborhoods: 2006 (NYU Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, 2007) (with Amy Armstrong, Caroline K. Bhalla et al)
The State of New York Cityís Housing and Neighborhoods: 2005 (NYU Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, 2006) (with Caroline K. Bhalla et al)


Articles (selected)

31 Flavors of Inclusionary Zoning: Comparing policies from San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Suburban Boston
, Journal of the American Planning Association  (forthcoming) (with Rachel Meltzer and Jenny Schuetz)
"Tenants: Innocent Victims of the Nationís Foreclosure Crisis, 2 Albany Government Law Review  1 (2009) (with Allegra Glashausser)
The High Cost of Segregation: Exploring Racial Disparities in High Cost Lending, 36 Fordham Urban Law Journal  361 (2009) (with Ingrid Gould Ellen and Josiah Madar)
The Effect of Community Gardens on Neighboring Property Values, 36 Real Estate Economics  241 (2008) (with Ioan Voicu)
Neighborhood Effects of Concentrated Mortgage Foreclosures, 17 Journal of Housing Economics  306 (2008) (with Ingrid Gould Ellen and Jenny Schuetz)

 

Christopher Serkin

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Professor Serkin teaches and writes about land use and property law. His scholarship focuses particularly on issues relating to Local Governments, Eminent Domain, and the Takings Clause. He is the co-editor of a leading Land Use casebook, and his publications have appeared in the Chicago Law Review, Columbia Law Review, New York University Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, and others. His most recent scholarship is forthcoming in the University of Chicago Law Review and the Fordham Urban Law Journal.

Prior to joining Brooklyn Law School, Professor Serkin spent two years at New York University School of Law as an acting assistant professor in its Lawyering Program. He also previously served as a litigation associate with the New York office of Davis Polk & Wardwell. He was an articles editor of the Michigan Law Review, and following law school, he clerked for Judge John M. Walker Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for Judge J. Garvan Murtha of the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont.