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Carol N. Brown

Professor of Law

Curriculum Vitae

  • Profile

    Professor Carol N. 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 West Academic Publishing’s Cases and Materials on American Property Law (7th edition) and Experiencing Housing Law, Carolina Academic Press’ Planning and Control of Land Development: Cases and Materials (10th 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. She has served as the chair of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Real Estate Transactions and Section on Property Law, among other leadership positions on AALS committees, and is a fellow with the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. Professor Brown is also a member of the Property Section of the National Conference of Bar Examiners which prepares property questions for the Multistate Bar Examination. Prior to joining the Richmond Law faculty in 2012, Professor Brown was a tenured professor at the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill School of Law.

    • Presentations

      Presenter, "My Extraordinary Journey: A Personal Reflection on Values and Property," Faculty Colloquy, Syracuse University College of Law and the Center on Property, Citizenship, and Social Entrepreneurism (November 2020)


      Presentations Prior to 2019

    • Memberships

      Board of Directors, Housing Opportunities Made Equal of VA (2021 - present)


      Academic Liaison, Real Property Section, Virginia State Bar (2020 - present)

    • Bar Admissions

      Virginia


      Alabama

    • Professional Experience

      Professor of Law (2012 - present)
      University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA


      Professor of Law (2008 - 2012)
      University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC


      Associate Professor of Law (2007 - 2008)
      University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC


      Associate Professor of Law (2004 - 2007)
      University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, AL


      Assistant Professor of Law (2001 - 2004)
      University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, AL


      Associate (1998 - 2001)
      Sirote & Permutt, Birmingham, AL


      Associate (1996 - 1998)
      McGuire, Woods, Battle & Boothe, Richmond, VA


      Law Clerk for Judge Sharon L. Blackburn (1995 - 1996)
      United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama

  • Publications
    Books

    Planning and Control of Land Development: Cases and Materials (Carolina Academic Press 10th) (with Daniel Mandelker et al.) (2020).

    Cases and Materials on American Property Law (West Academic 7th ed.) (with Sheldon Kurtz et al.) (2019).

    Landlord and Tenant Law in a Nutshell (with David Hill) (2018).

    Experiencing Housing Law (West 1st) (2016).

    Planning and Control of Land Development: Cases and Materials (Carolina Academic Press 9) (with Daniel Mandelker et al.) (2016).

    Jurgensmeyer's Sum and Substance Audio on Property (West Academic Publishing) (2014).

    Sum and Substance Audio on Property (with Julian Juergensmeyer) (2014).

    Cases and Materials on American Property Law (with Sheldon Kurtz et al.) (2012).

    Inside Property Law: What Matters and Why (with Daniel Bogart) (2012).

    Landlord and Tenant Law in a Nutshell (with David Hill) (2012).

    Planning and Control of Land Development: Cases and Materials (with Daniel Mandekler et al.) (2011).

    Property (Thomas West 5th) (with Julian Jeurgensmeyer) (2011).

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

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

    Journal Articles

    On the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Lucas: Making or Breaking the Takings Claim, 102 Iowa Law Review 1847 (with Dwight Merriam) (2017).

    A Time to Preserve: A Call for Formal Private-Property Rights in Perpetual Conservation Easements, Sustain: A Journal of Environmental and Sustainability Issues 68 (2010).

    Intent and Empirics: Race to the Subprime, 93 Marquette Law Review 907 (2010).

    Rethinking Adverse Possession: An Essay on Ownership and Possession, 60 Syracuse Law Review 583-602 (with Serena Williams) (2010).

    The Houses that Eminent Domain and Housing Tax Credits Built: Imagining a Better New Orleans, 34 Fordham Urban Law Journal 689 (with Serena Williams) (2007).

    The Houses That Eminent Domain and Housing Tax Credits Built: Imagining a Better New Orleans, 16 Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law 377 (with Serena Williams) (2007).

    Drinking from a Deep Well: The Public Trust Doctrine and Western Water Law, 34 Florida State University Law Review 1 (2006).

    Book Chapters

    On the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Lucas: Making or Breaking the Takings Claim, in Zoning & Planning Law Handbook (Thomson Reuters ) (Patricia Salkin, ed.) (2019).

    A Time to Preserve: A Call for Formal Private-Property Rights in Perpetual Conservation Easements, in 2006 Zoning and Planning Law Handbook (2006).

    Book Reviews

    What's in a Name? Apparently a Lot, April 2019 Jotwell (April 2019).

    Perspectives on the Right to Exclude and the Dilemma of Climate Change, 2018 Jotwell: The Journal of Things We Like (Lots) 1-2 (2018).

    Instructional Materials

    Planning and Control of Land Development: Cases and Materials, (10th ed.), Teacher’s Manual, , (2020).

    Cases and Materials on American Property Law (7th ed.), Teacher’s Manual, (2019).

    Experiencing Housing Law, Teacher’s Manual, (2016).

    Planning and Control of Land Development: Cases and Materials, (8th ed.), Teacher’s Manual, (2011).

    Additional Publications

    Dynamism and Real Property Taxes, Who Knew? Jotwell: The Journal of Things We Like (Lots) (April 2021).

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