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Law –  Select Readings


NTHP Press, click on "Preservation Law"

Federal Historic Presservation Laws: The Official Compilation of U.S. Cultural Heritage Statutes. Washington, DC : Cultural Resources, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, 2006 edition.

Cultural Property Law : A Practitioner's Guide to the Management, Protection, and Preservation of Heritage Resources, American Bar Association, 2004. View on Amazon.

Hutt, Sherry, eta l. Heritage Resources Law: Protecting the Archeological and Cultural Environment
Nwe York: John Wiley & Sons/Preservation Press, 1999, $110. Look at the table of contents, on Amazon:

King, Thomas. Cultural Resource Laws and Practice. AltaMira Press; 2nd edition, June 2004. View on Amazon.

Miller, Julia A. A layperson's guide to historic preservation law : a survey of federal, state, and local laws governing historic resource protection. Washington, D.C. : National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1997.; 44 p. : ill. [PL 10.3000 L39 1997]

Winson, Gail I. Historic Preservation Law: An Annotated Survey of Sources and Literature. Littleton; Fred B. Rothman & Co. (A division of William S. Hein & Co., Inc. 800. 828.7571); 1999, $85.00.

Duerksen, Christopher J., ed., A Handbook on Historic Preservation Law. Conservation Foundation and The National Center for Preservation Law, 1983. Out of Print. View on Amazon.

Courses (select)

Historic Preservation Law, University of Vermont –  Course Readings

Historic Preservation Law, Advocacy and Public Policy, University of Maryland Historic Preservation Program

Historic Preservation Law & Policy, Mary Washington


An Overview of Federal Historic Preservation Law, 1966-1996 and updated to 2000

Historic Preservation Law, Annual ALI-ABA Course of Study, November 3-4, 2005, Washington, D.C. – Course materials

Some of the more pertinent FREE full-text downloads (I left about four out.) as PDF files.

A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation Law: A Survey of Federal, State, and Local Laws Governing Historic Resource Protection, 11-3-200

Glossary of Terms (NTHP Preservation Law Reporter Educational Materials, 2005), 11-3-2005

Ferster, Andres C. Recent Developments in Case Law Interpreting the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA): 1990 to the Present, 11-3-2005

Merritt , Elizabeth Sherrill . Principal Federal Historic Preservation Laws at a Glance. 11-3-2005

National Historic Preservation Act Regulations: Protection of Historic Properties, 36 CFR Part 800 (As amended, 2004). 11-3-2005

Legislative and Regulatory Developments Affecting Historic Properties. 11-3-2005

Protecting Historic Properties: A Citizen’s Guide to Section 106 Review and Section 106 Flow Chart with Explanatory Material. 11-3-2005

Federal Highway Administration Materials. 11-3-2005

Mayes, Thompson M. A Menu of Historic Preservation Laws and Policies at the State Level. 11-3-2005

Beaumont, Constance. State Laws to Consider Historic Resources. 11-3-2005

Assessing Economic Hardship Claims Under Historic Preservation Ordinances. 11-3-2005

Demolition by Neglect. 11-3-2005

Frequently Asked Questions About Local Preservation Laws. 11-3-2005

White, Bradford J. Elements of a Good Preservation Plan. 11-3-2005

Cases on Local Preservation Ordinances. 11-3-2005

Kayden, Jerold S. Designating Penn Central Transportation Co. v. New York City a Landmark of Constitutional Jurisprudence. 11-3-2005

U.S. Supreme Court Hands Down Three New Cases Bearing on Preservation-Related Issues. 11-3-2005 (Lingle v. Chevron U.S.A., Inc., Kelo v. City of New London, Cutter v. Wilkinson)

Supreme Court Takings Cases at a Glance. 11-3-2005

Smith, Kennedy. Kelo v. The City of New London: What the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Eminent Domain Means for America’s Downtowns. 11-3-2005

First Amendment Cases Relevant to the Protection of Historic Religious Properties. 11-3-2005

Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000cc-2000cc-5 (Pub. L. No. 106-274 (2000)) and Legislative History. 11-3-2005

Regulating Historic Religious Properties under RLUIPA. 11-3-2005

Preservation Easements: Internal Revenue Code and Regulations for Qualified Conservation Contributions. 11-3-2005

Small, Stephen J. Proper – and Improper – Deductions for Conservation Easement Donations, Including Developer Donations. 11-3-2005

Maryland Environmental Trust v. Gaynor, 803 A.2d 512 (Md. 2002). 11-3-2005

Land Trust Alliance, Land Trust Standards and Practices (Excerpts relating to Ethics). 11-3-2005

Other Resources

Cosanici, Dragomir and Nicholas L. Bozen. Economic Hardship, Feasibility and Related Standards in Historic Preservation Law. Office of Regulatory Affairs, Department of History, Arts and Libraries

Federal Historic Preservation Law: A Research Pathfinder for Legal Practitioners (Download document file).
Advanced Legal Research, Librarian Jackson , May 10, 2004