20th Thomas F. Gallivan Jr. Conference - Kelo: A Decade Later

Event:
20th Thomas F. Gallivan Jr. Conference - Kelo: A Decade Later
Date:
Friday, March 20, 2015
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
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Description:

Kelo v. New London began in Connecticut, but became famous nationwide. Ten years after the U.S. Supreme Court decision, the 20th Thomas R. Gallivan Jr. Conference looks back at the decision and its repercussions. 

The lawyers for the parties in the Connecticut and U.S. Supreme Courts, as well as the lawyers for New London then and today, will provide the backstory of the case.  Where did the case come from?  What were the key decisions in the litigation?  What is happening in New London now? 

The conference will then explore the role of eminent domain in government planning generally.  What role does and should eminent domain play in economic development?  What is the impact of post-Kelo changes to state law?  Does eminent domain have distinctive impacts on low income communities?  Leading scholars and practitioners in law, planning, sociology, and economics will explore these questions. 

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Schedule:
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Coffee and Pastry
9:00 am - 9:10 am
Welcome and Introduction

Bethany Berger, Thomas F. Gallivan, Jr. Professor of Real Property Law, University of Connecticut School of Law

9:10 am - 10:30 am
Panel 1: Kelo - Backstory and Aftermath

Clark Neily, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice

Wesley Horton '70, Partner, Horton, Shields & Knox, P.C.

Thomas J. Londregan '69, Partner, Conway, Londregan, Sheehan & Monaco, P.C.

Moderator: Bethany Berger, Thomas F. Gallivan, Jr. Professor of Real Property Law, University of Connecticut School of Law

Panel Recording (YouTube Link)

10:30 am - 10:45 am
Break
10:45 am - 12:05 pm
Panel 2: Eminent Domain and Economic Development

Nicole Stelle Garnett, John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School

David Kooris, Director of the Office of Planning and Economic Development, Bridgeport, Connecticut

Anika Singh Lemar, Clinical Associate Professor, Yale Law School

Thomas Miceli, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Connecticut

Moderator: Dwight Merriam, Partner, Robinson & Cole, LLP

Panel Recording (YouTube Link)

12:05 pm - 1:05 pm
Lunch
1:05 pm - 2:30 pm
Panel 3: Post-Kelo Legal Changes

Clark Neily, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice

David Domina, DominaLAW Group, Omaha, Nebraska

Timothy S. Hollister, Partner, Shipman & Goodwin, LLP

David Parkhurst, Staff Director and General Counsel, National Conference of Governors

Moderator: Sara Bronin, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Law, University of Connecticut School of Law; Chair, Hartford Planning & Zoning Commission

Panel Recording (YouTube Link)

2:30 pm - 2:40 pm
Break
2:40 pm - 4:00 pm
Panel 4: Eminent Domain and Disadvantaged Communities

Thomas Mitchell, Professor, University of Wisconsin Law School

Debbie Becher, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Barnard College, Columbia University

Philip Tegeler, President/Executive Director, Poverty & Race Research Action Council

Moderator: Stephen L. Ross, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Connecticut

Panel Recording (YouTube Link)

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Close, Reception
Location:

Reading Room

Reading Room
William F. Starr Hall
45 Elizabeth St.
Hartford, CT 06105-2290
Contact:
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