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Coastal Law, Second Edition

Josh Eagle


  • ISBN: 9781454849421

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    This book supports a complete course on legal issues related to the conservation and development of coastal property.  It includes extensive coverage of national issues that transcend coastal practice, such as oil spills, storm insurance, Fifth Amendment takings, and climate change adaptation, making it appropriate as well for courses on advanced environmental law and advanced property law.

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    Page Count 726
    Published 01/08/2015
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    Detailed Table of Contents (PDF Download)
    Preface (PDF Download)

    List of Figures and Tables

    Chapter 1. The Coastal Law Content: Uplands, Shoreline, Water
    Chapter 2. The Legal Geography of the Coast
    Chapter 3. The Public Trust Doctrine
    Chapter 4. Upland Owner's Rights
    Chapter 5. The Coastal Zone Management Act and State Coastal Programs
    Chapter 6. Coastal Disasters, Climate Change, and the Future of Coastal Law

    Table of Cases
    Table of Authors

  • Author Information

    Josh Eagle

    Professor Eagle has authored or co-authored more than twenty law review articles, peer-reviewed articles, and book chapters. He is author of the Aspen casebook, Coastal Law (2011). Professor Eagle's most recent law review article, Notional Generosity: Explaining Charitable Donors' High Willingness to Part with Conservation Easements, appeared in Volume 35 (2011) of the Harvard Environmental Law Review. In 2009, Scientific American magazine cited research conducted by Eagle and several colleagues on ocean governance in its cover story on Twenty World-Changing Ideas. One of Professor Eagle's earlier articles on this topic was named one of the ten best environmental law articles published in 2006.

    Professor Eagle has testified before Congress and the White House Ocean Policy Task Force on legal issues related to ocean zoning and the siting of offshore energy facilities. He currently serves on the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council committee created by Congress to study the environmental and economic impacts of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Eagle is a member of South Carolina Blue Ribbon Committee on Shoreline Management, established in 2010 for the purpose of assessing the efficacy of the state's current coastal laws and regulations. In 2010, Mayor Steve Benjamin appointed Professor Eagle to the City of Columbia Planning Commission.

    Before joining the faculty at the University of South Carolina, Professor Eagle helped found and lead Stanford University's Fisheries Policy Project, an interdisciplinary research project linking Stanford Law School and Stanford's Hopkins Marine Station. Prior to entering academia, Eagle practiced law. From 1997 to 1998, Eagle was wildlife counsel in the policy office of the National Audubon Society in Washington, DC. From 1990 to 1995, he was a trial attorney with the United States Department of Justice (Honors Program), where he litigated a wide range of tax and Freedom of Information Act controversies in Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts.

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