Daniel R. Mandelker


Daniel R. Mandelker

Howard A. Stamper Professor of Law


B.A., 1947, University of Wisconsin
LL.B., 1949, University of Wisconsin
J.S.D., 1956, Yale University

Curriculum Vitae




Andrea Donze - (314) 935-6422

Phone / Email

Phone: (314) 935-6441
E-mail: mandelker@wustl.edu 


Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 468

Courses Taught

Constitutional Law
Environmental and Land Use Litigation
Land Use Law
State and Local Government


Professor Daniel R. Mandelker is one of the nation's leading scholars and teachers in land use law. He is the co-author of a widely-used casebook on land use law, now in its ninth edition, and coauthor of a comprehensive treatise on land use law, currently in its sixth edition. He also focuses on environmental law and state and local government law, co-authoring a casebook on state and local government law, in its eighth edition, and writing a popular treatise on National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) law and litigation. An emeritus member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners, Professor Mandelker has lectured at national and international conferences, and has served on editorial boards. He is the past recipient of the ABA Section on State and Local Government's Daniel J. Curtin Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a consultant to local, state, and federal governments and to foreign countries in his areas of expertise. He was the principal consultant and contributor to the American Planning Association's model zoning and planning legislation project, was the principal consultant to a joint ABA committee that prepared a model law on land use procedures that was adopted by the House of Delegates, and was the principal author of comprehensive planning amendments to the New Orleans city charter. Recently he was a member of a task force of the National Association of Environmental Professionals that prepare a report on Best Practices for Environmental Assessments for the U.S. Council on Environmental Quality.

Representative Publications

Recent Books and Book Chapters

  • The National Environmental Policy Act in Decision Making in Environmental Law (2016)
  • Designing Planned Communities, iUniverse (2010)
  • Planning and Control of Land Development LexisNexis (9th ed., 2016)
  • State and Local Government in a Federal System Lexis Nexis (8th ed., 2015)
  • Property Law and the Public Interest, LexisNexis (4th ed. 2016)
  • Street Graphics and the Law, American Planning Association (4th ed. 2015)

Recent Articles

  • "Spot Zoning: New Ideas for an Old Problem," Urban Lawyer (2016)
  • "Zoning Barriers to Manufactured Housing," Urban Lawyer (2016)
  • "Growth-Induced Land Development Caused by Highway and Other Projects as an Indirect Effect Under NEPA," 43 Environmental Law Reporter 11068 (2013)
  • "Housing Quotas for People With Disabilities: Legislating Exclusion," 43 Urban Lawyer 915 (2011)

Recent Activities

  • Appointed to a special committee of the National Association of Environmental Professionals to develop Best Practice Principles for the preparation of environmental assessments under the National Environmental Policy Act