​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Takings Conference 2017


The 20th Annual Conference on Litigating Takings Challenges to Land Use and Environmental Regulations

October 6, 2017
University of Minnesota Law School
Minneapolis, Minnesota

​General Information


Conference Location:

University of Minnesota Law School
Walter F. Mondale Hall, Room 25
229-19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455


The following hotels located in the vicinity of the law school have made moderately priced rooms available to conference speakers and participants:

We urge speakers and conference participants to make their reservations as soon as conveniently possible.

Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown
1500 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Call: 877-699-3216  (refer to Vermont Law School Takings Conference) 
Please book rooms by September 7, 2017, to obtain conference rate

Aloft Minneapolis
900 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415
Call: 612 455 8400 (use code SETZUMN)


Speakers are subject to change.

Cancellations/Rain Checks:

Please email your cancellation notice to rmilaschewski@vermontlaw.edu by 5:00 p.m. EST, October 2, 2017, for a refund (less $100 administrative fee).  Rain checks for a future program will be granted for cancellations received after October 2 and prior to the start of the program.


For questions or registration help, please contact Rebecca Milaschewski at Vermont Law School:

Call: 802-831-1287
Fax: 802-831-1140
Email: rmilaschewski@vermontlaw.edu

Conference Faculty

John M. Baker
Greene Espel PLLP
Minneapolis, Minnesota

J Peter Byrne 
John Hampton Baumgartner, Jr. Professor of Real Property Law 
Faculty Director, Environmental Law & Policy Institute
Georgetown University Law Center 
Washington, DC 

John D. Echeverria 
Professor of Law 
Vermont Law School
South Royalton, Vermont

William A. Fischel
Professor of Economics
The Robert C. 1925 and Hilda Hardy Professor of Legal Studies
Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire

Jean Coleman
Staff Attorney
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency 
St. Paul, Minnesota 

John Groen
Executive Vice President
General Counsel
PLF Northwest Center
Pacific Legal Foundation
Bellevue, Washington

Kathryn Hoffman
Executive Director 
Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
St. Paul, Minnesota

Brad Karkkainen
Henry J. Fletcher Professor in Law
University of Minnesota Law School 
Minneapolis, Minnesota 

Alexandra B. Klass
Distinguished McKnight University Professor
University of Minnesota Law School
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Edwin S. Kneedler
Deputy United States Solicitor General
U.S. Department of Justice 
Washington, D.C.

Richard J. Lazarus
Howard & Katherine Aibel Professor of Law
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, Massachusetts

William B. Lazarus
Assistant Chief, Appellate Section
Environment and Natural Resources Division
US Department of Justice
Washington, DC

Jay R. Lindgren
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Robert Meltz 
Special Counsel
Defenders of Wildlife
Washington, DC 

Myron Orfield
Earl R. Larson Professor of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law
Director, Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity
University of Minnesota Law School
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Howard A. Roston
Fredrikson & Byron, PA
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Troy A. Rule
Professor of Law
Faculty Director, Program on Law and Sustainability 
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law 
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona 

C. Ford Runge
Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Applied Economics and the Law
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota 

Miriam Seifter
Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin School of Law
Madison, Wisconsin

Misha Tseytlin
Wisconsin Solicitor General 
Wisconsin Department of Justice 
Madison, Wisconsin 

Sandra B. Zellmer 
Robert B. Daugherty Professor of Law 
Nebraska College of Law
Lincoln, Nebraska

5 Ways to Register

(MasterCard and Visa registrations only)

Fax: 802-831-1140
(MasterCard and Visa registrations only)

Phone: 802-831-1287
(MasterCard and Visa registrations only)


2017 Takings Conference
Environmental Law Center
Vermont Law School
PO Box 96
South Royalton, VT 05068
(Credit card (MasterCard or Visa) registrations, or check or purchase order payable to Vermont Law School)

On Site: (registrations by check only)