Event announcement: State v. Local Control at Hastings


SCOCA Symposium 2020

State and Local Control: California’s Battle Over Housing

Thursday January 30, 2020

Hastings Alumni Reception Center

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scoca-symposium-2020-state-local-control-cas-battle-over-housing-tickets-87740432997

Join Hastings Law Journal for our annual California Supreme Court symposium at UC Hastings College of the Law. Our theme this year is California’s state and local control battle over housing, including bills like SB 35, (proposed) SB 50, and related litigation. The symposium will feature a practitioner panel of attorneys discussing the background and impact of these legislative efforts today, and an academic panel covering the different dimensions of growth and housing in the state. Topics of the academic panel will include smart growth and environmental considerations, jurisdictional spillover from metro areas to smaller localities, structural politics and home rule, and real world data and results on dense infill development.

We will conclude with a keynote address from State Senator Scott Wiener, who authored SB 35 and SB 50. A reception in the Alumni Reception Center will follow. We are in the process of applying for MCLE credit; please check back on this event page for updates.

Sponsors: Holland & Knight, O’Melveny & Myers LLP


2:30 – 2:45 pm – Welcome & Opening Remarks from HLJ

2:45 – 4:00 pm – Practitioner Viewpoints: Housing Legislation Since 2017 and the Impact Today

  • Speakers:
    • Barbara Kautz, Partner at Goldfarb & Lipman LLP
    • Daniel Golub, Attorney at Holland & Knight
    • Randy Shaw, Executive Director at Tenderloin Housing Clinic
    • Kevin Siegel, Partner at Burke, Williams & Sorenson
    • Moderator: Professor Dave Owen, UC Hastings

4:00 – 4:15 pm – Break

4:15 – 5:30 pm – Analyzing Housing Growth, Structural Politics, and Results in California

  • Speakers
    • Ethan Elkind, Director, Climate Program, Center for Law, Energy & Environment, UCLA Law and Berkeley Law
    • Professor Eric Biber, Berkeley Law
    • Moira O’Neill, Senior Research Fellow, Berkeley Law; Associate Research Scholar, GSAPP & Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia University
    • Professor Christopher Elmendorf, UC Davis Law
    • Moderator: Leigha Beckman, HLJ SCOCA Editor, UC Hastings

5:30 – 6:30 – Keynote Address by State Senator Scott Wiener

6:30 – 8:00 pm – Reception