Alejandro Camacho, Boehl Distinguished Lecture Series in Land Use Policy

March 4, 2013, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law, Room 275

The Boehl Distinguished Lecture Series in Land Use Policy, established by the Boehl Chair in Property & Land Use endowment, brings a nationally prominent land use scholar to the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law each semester. The purpose of this lecture series is to expand and enrich land use education and thinking at UofL. Attendees of the free presentation will hear directly about cutting-edge research that may be appearing or soon-to-appear in a publication venue.



This year's speaker is Alejandro Camacho, professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law. 


The Boehl Lectures have been enormously enriching.  The past lectures include:
Winter 2007: Tony Arnold (Louisville), inaugural lecture, "The People's Land: Justice Brandeis, Environmental Conservation, and Wisdom for Today's Land Use Challenges"

Spring 2007: Linda Malone (William & Mary), "Think Globally, Act Locally: A Pivotal Transformation in the Global Warming Debate"

Fall 2007: Eric Freyfogle (Illinois), "The Endless War: Private Land in Law and Culture"

Spring 2008: Julian Juergensmeyer (Georgia State), "Infrastructure and the Law: The
Evolution of Infrastructure Requirements"

Summer 2008: Victor Flatt (then at Houston, now at North Carolina), "Act Locally, Affect Globally: Local Government's Role in Addressing Climate Change and Other Large-Scale Environmental Harms"

Fall 2008: Vicki Been (NYU), "Silver Bullet or Trojan Horse? The Effects of Inclusionary Zoning on Local Housing Markets"

Spring 2009: Timothy Beatley (U. Virginia School of Architecture), "Green Urbanism: Planning for Sustainable and Resilient Cities"

Fall 2010: Michael Wolf (Florida), "Private Property and Public Protection: The Brandeisian Alternative"

Spring 2010: Judith Welch Wegner (North Carolina), "Annexation, Urban Boundaries, and Land Use Dilemmas: Learning from the Past and Preparing for the Future"

The Boehl Lecture Series has stimulated thinking about and interest in key land use issues, facilitated interdisciplinary collaboration, engaged our students, and developed relationships with lawyers, planners, officials, developers, environmentalists, and others in our community who care about land use issues.  It has had far more benefit—both in breadth and depth—than investing in any one person's particular research agenda or any single project.


For more information about this event, please contact Margaret Bratcher at 502-852-1669 or by e-mail


Speaker Bios

Professor Camacho’s research and scholarship analyzes the design of environmental, land use, and natural resource decision-making processes, with a particular focus on adaptive management, collaborative governance, and climate change adaptation.

Professor Camacho is a co-investigator on an NSF-funded interdisciplinary collaborative working with The Nature Conservancy and Chicago Wilderness studying and developing innovative tools for managing the effects of climate change on natural resources. He teaches courses in the areas of Environmental Law, Property, Regulatory Innovation and Design, and Environmental Ethics.

Prior to joining the U.C. Irvine School of Law faculty, Professor Camacho was an Associate Professor at the Notre Dame Law School. From 2003 to 2005, Professor Camacho was a research fellow at the Georgetown University Law Center, and from 1998 to 2003 he was an Associate in the Environment, Land and Resources Department of Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles, California. He has also worked at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Office of General Counsel. He has been a Fellow at the Center for Progressive Reform since 2008, and is the former chair of the Section on Natural Resources of the Association of American Law Schools.

Professor Camacho holds a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center, and two B.A. summa cum laude degrees in Political Science and Criminology from the University of California, Irvine.