Boehl Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Policy: Professor Judith Welch Wegner

January 27, 2011, 6:00pm – 7:15pm
University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law Room 275
Sponsored by: Boehl Chair Endowment
Registration Cost: Free

Professor Judith Welch Wegner of the University of North Carolina Law School will present the Boehl Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Policy on "Annexation, Urban Boundaries and Land Use Dilemmas: Learning from the Past and Preparing for the Future."  This is free and open to the public, as well as all members of the Law School and University communities.  No RSVP is required.  A reception will follow.

Speaker Bios

Judith Welch Wegner is the Burton Craige Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. 

Professor Wegner received her B.A. Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and her J.D., Order of the Coif, from UCLA Law School.  She served as law clerk to United States District Judge Warren J. Ferguson (then of the Central District of California and later of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals).  Wegner then was an attorney-adviser in the Office of Legal Counsel and an appellate attorney in the Lands and Natural Resources Division of the United States Department of Justice.  She also was special assistant to United States Secretary of Education Shirley M. Hufstedler.  She visited at the College of Law, University of Iowa before joining the UNC-Chapel Hill law faculty in 1981.  She has taught and written in the areas of legal education, land use, property law, state and local government law, and the rights of disabled persons.  One of her many influential scholarly works is Moving Toward the Bargaining Table: Contract Zoning, Development Agreements, and the Theoretical Foundations of Government Land Use Deals, 65 N.C. L REV. 957 (1987).

Professsor Wegner is a national leader in legal education.  She served as dean of the University of North Carolina School of Law from 1989 to 1999, after serving for eight years as a member of the faculty and for two years as associate dean.   She was president of American legal education's learned society, the Association of American Law Schools, in 1995, and also served on the national executive committee of The Order of the Coif.  She recently completed a research leave as Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and has been principal investigator on the Foundation's major study on legal education, part of its "Program on Preparation for the Professions."