Norman Williams Lecture

The 14th Annual Norman Williams Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Planning and The Law with Thomas W. Mitchell

Annual Norman Williams Distinguished Lecture

In "How to Address Racial Disparity in Property Ownership," Thomas W. Mitchell will address how legislative reform of property laws that negatively impact disadvantaged property owners in disproportionate ways can be achieved although there are often significant barriers that stymie such reform efforts for such property owners. He will draw upon his experience serving as the reporter (principal drafter) for the Uniform Law Commission of the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act, a uniform act enacted into law in ten states thus far, as a case study of how such reform can be achieved working with elite legal actors and activists at the local and state level. Mitchell serves as Interim Dean and Professor at Texas A&M University School of Law, where he also co-directs the Program in Real Estate and Community Development Law. Please join us at 5:15pm for a light reception before the lecture.

April 12th, 2018
Jonathon B. Chase Community Center
Vermont Law School

This lecture is free and open to the public.

About the Lecture Series

Norman Williams came to Vermont Law School in 1975, after a long and distinguished career in public service and teaching, particularly in the area of land use planning. Professor Williams played a key role in founding Vermont Law School's Environmental Law Center. The Norman Williams Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Planning and the Law series is a gift of Frances Yates, trustee of Vermont Law School, in memory of both Norman Williams and Anya '94 and Charles Yates '93. The lecture is hosted by Vermont Law School's Land Use Institute.