Richard F. Friedman : Courses and Seminars
Historic Preservation Law
In this seminar on historic preservation law, we will study the rationale for preserving historic resources; the tension between private property rights under the constitution and the public benefit of preserving our historic heritage; the standards for designating landmarks; federal, state and local laws regulating landmarks; tax and other financial incentives to encourage preservation of historic buildings; and governmental regulation of historic churches. The Law School’s historic Eero Saarinen building will illustrate the issues arising in using and rehabbing older structures for modern uses. Prior courses in land use or real estate are helpful. Your grade will be based upon short reaction papers and your participation and attendance. Students wishing to take the class for three credits must complete an additional 10-12 page research paper.
Richard F. Friedman