Julian C. JuergensmeyerProfessor of Law, Ben F. Johnson Jr., Chair in Law, and Director of Metro Growth Center
A.B. (summa cum laude), Duke University (1959)
Certificat des Etudes Politiques, University of Bordeaux (1960)
J.D. (with honors and Coif), Duke University School of Law (1963)
Co-Director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth and advisor for the GSU - Georgia Tech Joint Degree Program in Law and City and Regional Planning.
In 2009-2010, Professor Juergensmeyer is celebrating his 45th year of teaching law. He practiced law for two years with Squire, Sanders and Dempsey immediately after graduating from Duke Law School but left the practice to join the law faculty of Indiana University (Bloomington). He left there for additional law study in Europe and law teaching in Ethiopia. On his return to the U. S. he taught both civil and common law at Tulane University and then had a 30 year stint at the University of Florida before joining the Georgia State University faculty as its first endowed chair-holder. He currently also serves as Adjunct Professor of City and Regional Planning at GSU's sister institution, Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also Professor of Law Emeritus of the University of Florida College of Law where - in addition to teaching - he served as Director of the Growth Management Studies Program, the Center for Agricultural Law, the LL.M. in Comparative Law Program, and the Cambridge Warsaw International Trade Summer Law Program.
His teaching and research specialties are land use planning law, property law and comparative land use and environmental law and his books and articles on those topics are nearing 100 in number. They include a co-authored treatise/hornbook on Land Use Planning and Development Regulation Law that is widely used by law and planning practitioners and frequently cited by courts including the Supreme Court of the United States. He is considered a pioneer in the development of infrastructure finance oriented regulations such as impact fees and has participated in developing growth management and capital improvement programs and litigation in regard to them in over 25 states. In recent years. he has also focused on smart growth regulations designed to encourage use of renewable energy and resouce conservation.
As a strong believer in the globalization of law and the legal profession, he has taught and lectured throughout Europe, North and South America, and Africa and has held the title of visiting professor at such foreign universities as the Universities of Frankfurt, Aarhus, Warsaw, Strasbourg, Limoges and British Columbia. His visiting appointments in the U.S. include Duke, Louisiana State University and Hastings College of the Law.Julian C. Juergensmeyer
E-mail: jjuergensmeyer@@E R A S Egsu.edu
449 Urban Life
Growth Management Law
Zoning and Land Use
International and Comparative Law
Courses Taught: Land Use Law, Growth Management Law