Urban Legal History:The Development of New Haven Robert Ellickson
Yale Law School Spring 1998



Final Assignment Sheet and Schedule of Sessions

(Unless otherwise indicated, numbers indicate pages in the Class Materials.)

Jan. 26: Overview: read all 58 pages of Floyd M. Shumway & Richard Hegel, New Haven: A Topographical History; skim Class Materials pp. 1-26 (basic materials)
Feb. 2: Colonial New Haven: 27-81
Feb. 9: Nineteenth-Century New Haven: 82-132
Feb. 16: Twentieth-Century New Haven: 133 -194
Feb. 23: The Law of Streets: 195-248
Mar. 2: The Subdivision of Land into Lots: 249-287
Mar. 9: Yale University, the Great Land Assembler: 288-339
Mar. 23: Controlling Substandard Land Uses: Of Nuisances and Zoning Ordinances:340-410
Mar. 30: Fostering Public Goods: Of Parks and Civic Improvements: 411-464
Apr. 6: Transportation Firms, Public Utilities, and City Enterprises: 465-530
Apr. 13: Housing: 531-616
Apr. 20: Downtown Renewal: 617-689
Apr. 27: Neighborhood Renewal: 690-753
May 4: Economic and Social Life: 754-801


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