Daniel R. Mandelker, J.D., the Howard A. Stamper Professor of Law, received the American Bar Association’s (ABA) prestigious Daniel J. Curtin Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes outstanding service in the field of state and local government law.
The award is given annually and is co-sponsored by the ABA’s Section of State and Local Government Law and the Jefferson Fordham Society. Mandelker received the award at the ABA’s annual meeting in San Francisco Aug. 10.
Mandelker is one of the country’s leading scholars and teachers in state and local government and land use law. Also a pioneer in the teaching of environmental law, he has published numerous books and articles. These include his co-authored casebooks, “Planning and Control of Land Development” and “State and Local Government in a Federal System,” both in their sixth editions, and “Land Use Law,” a comprehensive treatise in this field.
Among his recent professional activities, Mandelker was the principal consultant and contributor to the American Planning Association’s model planning and zoning legislation project, served as legal consultant to the New Orleans’ Bureau of Governmental Research on its post-Katrina planning study, and is a member of a joint ABA committee studying the administrative and judicial review process in land use decision-making.
The American Planning Association also recently published his report on planned unit developments, which provides guidance on the regulation of planned communities.
A fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners, he teaches Land Use Law; State and Local Government; and Environmental and Land Use Litigation.