2013 Past Headlines
Professor Roisman's Book on Property and Human Rights Just Published
The book, Property and Human Rights, by Professor Florence Wagman Roisman, has just been published by Carolina Academic Press. The book is designed for use in courses in property, housing, or real estate, and provides material regarding foreclosure, housing discrimination and segregation, tenants’ rights, homelessness, eminent domain, zoning, and human rights in international and domestic contexts, Professor Roisman said.
It includes such landmark decisions as U.S. Bank National Ass’n v. Ibanez, Kelo v. City of New London, Town of Castle Rock v. Gonzales, U.S. v. Rucker, Jones v. Mayer, Heart of Atlanta Motel v. U.S., and Government of South Africa v. Grootboom. A servitudes case is based on the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The book addresses racial zoning, restrictive covenants, and Veterans Affairs, Federal Housing Authority, public housing, Section 8, and Low Income Housing Tax Credit programs. Housing discrimination is considered with respect to homeownership as well as tenancy, land use regulation as well as individual application, and sex, disability, familial status, and sexual orientation as well as race.
Professor Roisman is the William F. Harvey Professor of Law, and a 2011 Chancellor’s Professor, and a 2011 John S. Grimes Fellow.