Fall Term 2016-2017
Students will be expected to complete all required readings. Grades will be based on the following:
- Class participation (10%) Frequency and quality of participation in class.
- Writing Project (65%) The student will be provided with the briefs from a pending Pennsylvania court appeal involving a significant land use issue. The student will be expected to prepare a written decision as if he or she is a judician court clerk. Each student will be expected to make a brief class presentation concerning the written decision.
- Zoning Board Presentation (15%) The student will attend a local zoning hearing and provide a short written report and class presentation on what transpired at the hearing.
- In-class Analysis of Hypothetical Land Use Problems (10%)