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Daniel R. Mandelker

Howard A. Stamper Professor of Law

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.

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