Rowberry, historic preservation book

Rowberry Co-Writes Nutshell on Protecting Historical Resources

Ryan Rowberry, assistant professor of law with Georgia State University College of Law, co-wrote Historic Preservation Law in a Nutshell (West Publishing, 2014) with Sara Bronin, professor of law and faculty director of Center for Energy and Environmental Law at the University of Connecticut.

It’s the first in-depth summary of historic preservation law, says Rowberry, associate director for the Center for Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth.

“Given that historic resources encompass many types of law (property law, natural resources law, environmental law, Native American law) and traverse local, state, tribal, federal and international jurisdictions, you need a resource that speaks to those jurisdictions and varied types of law collectively, rather than in silos as the field is typically analyzed,” he says.

Historic preservation is a growing area of law, and the book covers aspects including property, land use, environmental, constitutional, cultural resources, international and Native American law.

Rowberry’s research centers on cultural heritage, historic preservation and natural resources law. He also examines issues related to the medieval Common Law judiciary. Before joining Georgia State Law, Rowberry was a U.S. Supreme Court fellow collaborating with foreign judges and academics on judicial independence and rule-of-law matters. He also practiced environmental and natural resources law at Hogan Lovells in Washington, D.C.

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