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Land Use Regulation and Orthodox Jews

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Zoom 40

Michael Lewyn teaches property, land use and environmental law at Touro Law Center. Originally from Atlanta, he graduated from Wesleyan University and received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Prof. Lewyn's scholarship focuses on zoning and land use regulation- especially the impact of such regulation on the walkability and affordability of American cities and suburbs.


Land use regulation often interferes with the ability of observant Jews to create and expand communities. My talk would discuss the most recent relevant litigation, and the constitutional and statutory doctrines that (sometimes) can protect Jews against hostile local regulators.