Carol N. Brown
Professor of Law
Courses Taught Property Survey Land Use Planning Control, Housing, Real Estate Transactions
Profile

Professor Carol Brown teaches and writes in the areas of property, land use planning, real estate transactions, and housing law. She is the author or co-author of six books on these subjects, including Thomson West’s Cases and Materials on American Property Law, now in its sixth edition, as well as a number of law review articles and book chapters. A leader in her field, Professor Brown is a frequent presenter at symposiums and conferences, and is the 2011-12 chair of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Real Estate Transactions. Professor Brown has also served as chair of the AALS Section on Property Law, among other leadership positions on AALS committees, and is a fellow with the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. Prior to joining the Richmond Law faculty in 2012, Professor Brown was a tenured professor at University of North Carolina School of Law.

Presentations

Presenter, The Eleventh Annual Richard E. Nelson Symposium, Rethinking Adverse Possession, February 10, 2012

Presenter, 2010 Renmin University of China Law School Conference, Intent and Empirics: Race to the Subprime, June 17–19, 2010

Presenter, A 2020 View of Urban Infrastructure: A Festschrift in Honor of Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer on the Occasion of his 45th Year of Law Teaching, Georgia State University College of Law, Creating the Takings Claim: Public Law, Private Agreements, March 25–26, 2010

Presenter, Association for Law, Property and Society, March 5–6, 2010

Presenter, The Law and Society Association, May 29, 2009

Presenter, American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, May 1, 2009

Presenter, Working Group on Property, Citizenship, and Social Entrepreneurism, The Public Nature of Private Property, November 14-15, 2008

Co-Chair and Presenter, The Law and Society Association, Summer 2008

Moderator, The University of North Carolina School of Law, Housing Law Conference, One People, One Nation? Housing and Social Justice: The Intersection of Race, Place, and Opportunity, October 12, 2007

Presenter, Association of American Law Schools Section on Real Estate Transactions, Post-Disaster Real Estate Development, January 2007

Presenter, Third Annual Working Group on Property, Citizenship, and Social Entrepreneurism, The Role of Public-Private Partnerships in New Orleans' Renewal, November 2006

Presenter, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS), Viewing Environmental Policy and Law Through the Lens of Sustainable Development: Clarification or a Muddle? 2006

Presenter, Second Annual Working Group on Property, Citizenship, and Social Entrepreneurism, Drinking from a Deep Well: The Public Trust Doctrine and Western Water Law, 2005

Presenter, Inaugural Meeting Working Group on Property, Citizenship, and Social Entrepreneurism, A Time to Preserve: A Call for Formal Private-Property Rights in Perpetual Conservation Easements, 2004

Presenter, Second National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, A Time to Preserve: A Call for Formal Private-Property Rights in Perpetual Conservation Easements, 2004

Presenter, Mid-Atlantic People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference Annual Meeting, Casting Lots: The Illusion of Justice and Accountability in Property Allocation, 2004

Presenter, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Young Scholars Workshop, work in progress, 2004

Presenter, Midwestern People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference Annual Meeting, work in progress, 2003

Presenter, Association of American Law Schools Workshop for New Law Teachers, Reports from New Law Teachers, 2003

Bar Admissions
Virginia
Alabama
Professional Experience
Professor of Law (2012-present)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Professor of Law (2008-12)
The University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Associate Professor of Law (2007-08)
The University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Associate Professor of Law (2004-07)
The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Assistant Professor of Law (2001-04)
The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Associate (1998-2001)
Sirote & Permutt, P.C., Birmingham, Ala.
Associate (1996-98)
McGuire, Woods, Battle & Boothe, L.L.P., Richmond, Va.
Law Clerk (1995-96)
To the Honorable Sharon L. Blackburn, United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
Publications
Books

Cases and Materials on American Property Law (Thomson West 6th ed. 2012) (with Sheldon F. Kurtz and Herbert Hovenkamp).

Inside Property Law: What Matters and Why (Aspen Publishers 2d ed. 2012) (with Daniel B. Bogart and John Makdisi).

Planning and Control of Land Development: Cases and Materials (LexisNexis 8th ed. Spring 2011) (with Daniel R. Mandelker, Dwight Merriam, Peter Salsich, Nancy Stroud, Stuart Meck, and Julie Tappendorf).

Property Quick Review: Sum and Substance (Thomson West 5th ed. 2011) (with Julian C. Juergensmeyer).

Landlord and Tenant Law: In A Nutshell (Thomson West 5th ed. Fall 2010) (with David S. Hill).

Basic Mortgage Law: Cases and Materials (Carolina Academic Press 2d ed. 2007) (with David S. Hill).

Articles

Intent and Empirics: Race to the Subprime, 93 Marq. L. Rev. 907 (2010). [Journal] [W] [HEIN]

Women and Subprime Lending: An Essay Advocating Self-Regulation of the Mortgage Lending Industry, Symposium on Law as Transformative Agent: Thinking and Doing Law in New Categories, 43 Ind. L. Rev. 1217 (2010). [Journal] [L] [W] [HEIN]

Rethinking Adverse Possession, 60 Syracuse L. Rev. 583 (2010) (with Serena M. Williams). [SSRN] [L] [W] [HEIN]

A Time to Preserve: A Call for Formal Private-Property Rights in Perpetual Conservation Easements, 40 Ga. L. Rev. 85 (2005), reprinted in 2006 Zoning and Planning Law Handbook 1019-1095 (Patricia E. Salkin ed.), reprinted in Sustain: A Journal of Environmental and Sustainability Issues 68 (2010). [SSRN] [L] [W] [HEIN]

Drinking from a Deep Well: The Public Trust Doctrine and Western Water Law, 34 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 1 (2006), reprinted in VI Icfai J. Envtl. L. 24 (July 2007). [Journal] [L] [W] [HEIN]

The Houses that Eminent Domain and Housing Tax Credits Built: Imagining A Better New Orleans, 34 Fordham Urb. L. J. 689 (Fall 2007), reprinted in 16 Summer Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law 377 (2007) (with Serena M. Williams). [Journal] [L] [W] [HEIN]

Casting Lots: The Illusion of Justice and Accountability in Property Allocation, 53 Buff. L. Rev. 65 (2005). [SSRN] [L] [W] [HEIN]

Taking the Takings Claim: A Policy and Economic Analysis of the Survival of Takings Claims After Property Transfers, 36 Conn. L. Rev. 7 (2003). [SSRN] [L] [W] [HEIN]

Chapters

Kelo v. City of New London and the Prospects of Development After a Natural Disaster in Private Property, Community Development and Eminent Domain (Robin Paul Malloy ed., Ashgate Publishing 2008).


Education
LL.M., Duke University School of Law 1995
J.D., Duke University School of Law 1995
A.B., Duke University 1991
Contact Information
(804) 484-1626
(804) 287-6558 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Property
Land Use Planning
Real Estate Transactions
Housing Law