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Property: Cases and Materials, Fifth Edition

James C. Smith, Ed Larson, Alejandro Camacho


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    Publication Date: 1/31/2022
    Copyright: 2022
    Pages: 972
    Connected eBook with Study Center + Print Book: 9781543838947
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    Edward Larson

    Prior to joining the Pepperdine School of Law, Professor Larson was the Russell Professor of History and Talmadge Professor of Law at the University of Georgia. He received the 1998 Pulitzer Prize in History.
    Professor Larson specializes in law, science and technology, and health care law. The author of five books and over forty published articles, Professor Larson writes mostly about issues of science, medicine, and law from an historical perspective. His books are Evolution: The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory (2004), Evolution's Workshop: God and Science in the Galapagos Islands (2001), Sex, Race, and Science Eugenics in the Deep South (1995), Trial and Error: The American Controversy Over Creation and Evolution (1985, 1989, 2003 rev. ed.) and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion (1997). His articles have appeared in such varied journals as Nature, Scientific American, Atlantic Monthly, The Nation, Wall Street Journal, Virginia Law Review, Christianity Today, Christian Century, Journal of the History of Medicine and British Journal for the History of Science. He has also co-authored or co-edited an additional five books, including a property law casebook published in 2004.
    The Fulbright Program named Professor Larson to the John Adams Chair in American Studies for 2001, and he taught two seminars in American legal history and American science policy while at the University of Leiden in Holland. Professor Larson received the George Sarton Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2000, honoring an historian of science for a body of work. He also received one of University of Georgia's highest honors for scholarship when he was presented with the Albert Christ-Janer Creative Research Award in spring 2001. He has taught in Austria, China, France and New Zealand. A frequent speaker, Professor Larson has presented named or funded lectures at dozens of colleges or universities, including California Institute of Technology, Penn State University, University of Oklahoma, University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin, and Vanderbilt University. He has given papers at dozens of academic conferences in the United States, Europe, Canada, and Australia, and legal and medical education talks to professional legal, judicial, and medical groups throughout America. He is interviewed frequently for broadcast and print media, including feature appearances on the Today Show, Booknotes, Nova, PBS News Hour and various BBC and NPR programs.
    Professor Larson also served as associate counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor (1983-89) and as an attorney with Davis, Wright & Tremaine in Seattle (1979-83).

    Alejandro E. Camacho

    Professor Alejandro E. Camacho’s scholarship explores the goals, structures, and processes of regulation, with a particular focus on natural resources and public lands law, pollution control law, and land use regulation. His writing generally considers the role of public participation and scientific expertise in regulation, the allocation of authority and relationships between regulatory institutions, and how the design and goals of legal institutions must and can be reshaped to more effectively account for emerging technologies and the dynamic character of natural and human systems.

    His legal scholarship includes articles published or forthcoming in the Vanderbilt Law Review, UCLA Law Review, Washington University Law Review, Emory Law Journal, BYU Law Review, North Carolina Law Review, Colorado Law Review, Yale Journal on Regulation, Harvard Journal on Legislation, Stanford Environmental Law Journal, Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, Regulation & Governance, and Law, Innovation, & Technology. Professor Camacho is the co-author, with Robert Glicksman, of Reorganizing Government: A Functional and Dimensional Framework, published by NYU Press in 2019. He is also the co-author of Property: Cases & Materials, Fifth Edition (with James Charles Smith and Edward J. Larson) (Aspen 2022).

    Professor Camacho’s interdisciplinary research has involved collaborations with experts in ecology, land use planning, political science, computer science, genetics, philosophy, and sociology. He was a co-investigator on National Science Foundation-funded research developing a collaborative cyber-infrastructure for facilitating climate change adaptation. His scientific publications include articles published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, BioScience, the Journal of Applied Ecology, Frontiers in Climate, and Issues in Science and Technology.

    He is a frequent public speaker and has contributed opinion pieces or interviews for various print and radio news outlets (including the Los Angeles Times, Houston Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Denver Post, The Australian, Discover, Nature Climate Change, Bloomberg, Businessweek, HuffPost, Mother Jones, The Hill, and National Public Radio stations).

    Professor Camacho is an elected member of the American Law Institute. He also serves as the inaugural Faculty Director of the UCI Law Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources, which seeks to promote policy-relevant research and public engagement through conferences, lectures, publications, and stakeholder facilitation on a variety of regional and national environmental issues. He is on the Board of Directors and a Scholar at the Center for Progressive Reform, a nonprofit think tank devoted to issues of environmental protection and safety. He holds a courtesy appointment in Political Science at UCI’s School of Social Sciences, and is the former chair of the Association of American Law Schools’ Section on Natural Resources.

    In Fall 2017, he was the Florence Rogatz Visiting Professor of Law at the Yale Law School. Before joining UCI, Professor Camacho was an Associate Professor at the Notre Dame Law School, a research fellow at the Georgetown University Law Center, and practiced environmental and land use law.

    James C. Smith

    James C. Smith joined the faculty of the University of Georgia School of Law in 1984 and was named the John Byrd Martin Chair of Law in 1997. He specializes in property, real estate transactions and commercial law.
    Smith's scholarship includes several books: Property: Cases and Materials (with professors Larson, Nagle and Kidwell), Real Estate Transactions: Problems, Cases and Materials (with Professor Malloy, 2d ed. 2002), Federal Taxation of Real Estate (with Professor Samansky, 2005) and Neighboring Property Owners (1988, with supplements 1990-2005). In addition, Smith has assumed authorship of the best-selling treatise on real estate law, Friedman on Contracts and Conveyances of Real Property ,the seventh edition of which was published in 2005. He has also published numerous articles and book chapters and has served as a fellow of CALI (Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction) to develop electronic teaching materials for property.
    Smith is frequently invited to give guest lectures and to make presentations at academic conferences, and he serves in leadership positions in a number of professional organizations, including the American Bar Association and the Association of American Law Schools. Smith also takes an active role in advising policymakers. He has testified before Congress on four occasions: twice regarding a proposed bill to exempt certain federal workers from state income tax, and twice regarding state taxation of nonresidents' pension income.
    Smith earned a bachelor's degree from St. Olaf College and a law degree from the University of Texas. He then served as a law clerk for Judge Walter Ely of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Los Angeles, and practiced for four years as an associate with Baker Botts in Houston, TX. Prior to joining the UGA law faculty, Smith was an assistant professor at the Ohio State University College of Law. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Alabama, the University of Texas, Washington University School of Law, the University of Iowa, the University of Reading (England), the University of Regensburg (Germany), and the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in Mexico City.

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