About The Future of Law & Transportation


This year’s Symposium will focus on the law, policy, and potential of transportation, an area that is growing increasingly important due to its connection to economic growth, public health, and climate change. The Symposium will, for the first time, convene a diverse group of scholars from multiple fields to discuss and produce scholarship on the past, present, and future of law and transportation from a variety of perspectives, including: land use, state and local government, environmental, administrative, tax, and tort law, as well as allied fields in the social sciences. Pieces from the Symposium will be published in Issue 5 of Vol. 106 of the Iowa Law Review


Faculty Organizer: Professor Gregory Shill 
November 6, 2020
University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, IA 
Held virtually via Zoom. 
LINK TO RECORDINGS OF PRESENTATIONS: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLe5uZagJ0M7840GEbZQROV-jrpTfsUL3o


Friday, November 6


8:30-8:45am:  Welcoming Remarks & Introductions

Dean Kevin WashburnN. William Hines Dean and Professor of Law, University of Iowa College of Law

IBL Center Director, Professor Jason RantanenProfessor of Law, Ferguson-Carlson Fellow in Law, and Director of the Iowa Innovation, Business & Law Center, University of Iowa College of Law

Law Review Organizers and Hosts, Dana Waterman and Hayley ShermanEditor-In-Chief and Symposium Editor, respectively, Iowa Law Review

Faculty Organizer and Host, Professor Gregory Shill, Associate Professor of Law, University of Iowa College of Law, and Affiliated Faculty Member, National Advanced Driving Simulator, University of Iowa College of Engineering

8:45-9:45am:  Panel One - Transportation Planning & Land Use I

Professor Jonathan LevineProfessor of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Essay: Transportation Policy Entrenchment: Institutional Barriers to Accessibility-Based Planning

Professor Audrey McFarlane, Associate Dean of Faculty Research & Development and Dean Julius Isaacson Professor of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law

Essay: Black Mobility and the Refusal of Funds: Structural Racism and Mass Transportation Decision-Making

Professor Sara BroninThomas F. Gallivan Chair in Real Property Law and Faculty Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Law, University of Connecticut School of Law

Essay: The Failed Federalism of Street and Vehicle Design Standards

9:45-11:05am: Panel Two - Rights of Way & Public Space

Professor David PrytherchProfessor of Geography, Miami University, Department of Geography 

Essay: Mobility Justice and the Public Right-of-Way: The Geography of Traffic Law and Design

Professor Jamila Jefferson-JonesAssociate Professor of Law, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law

Essay: #DrivingWhileBlack as #LivingWhileBlack

Professor Tara GoddardAssistant Professor, Texas A&M University, College of Architecture, Department of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning

Essay: Not "Just Semantics": How the Language and Framing of Transportation Safety Shapes Perception and Practice

Professor Vanessa Casado PérezAssociate Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law, and Research Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M Department of Agricultural Economics

Essay: Reclaiming the Streets: Pedestrianization

11:05-11:15am: Short Break

11:15am-12:00pm: Keynote Address

Ms. Beth OsborneDirector, Transportation for America

12:00-12:45pm: Lunch (no programming)

12:45-1:45pm: Panel Three - Mobility, Segregation & Polarization

Professor Clayton NallAssistant Professor, University of California-Santa Barbara, Department of Political Science 

Professor Deborah ArcherAssociate Professor of Clinical Law and Co-Faculty Director, Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law, New York University School of Law

Essay: Transportation Policy and the Underdevelopment of Black Communities

Professor Daniel RodriguezHarold Washington Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

Essay: Road Wary: Transportation, Law, and the Problem of Escape

1:45-3:05pm:   Panel Four - Transportation Planning & Land Use II

Professor Janice GriffithProfessor of Law, Suffolk University School of Law

Essay: Metropolitan Planning Organizations: Evolving Roles as Transportation Planning Incorporates Environmental and Sustainability Goals

Professor Noah KazisLegal Fellow, New York University Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, New York University School of Law and the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Essay: Transportation, Land Use, and the Sources of Hyper-Localism

Professor Kenneth StahlProfessor and Director, Environmental Land Use and Real Estate Law Program, Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law

Essay: Integrating Transportation Policy into the Land Use Curriculum

Professor Darien ShanskeProfessor of Law, University of California-Davis School of Law (co-author: Professor Deb NiemeierClark Distinguished Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering)

Essay: Subsidizing Sprawl, Segregation and Regressivity: A Deep Dive into Sublocal Tax Districts

3:05-3:15pm:   Short Break

3:15-4:00pm:   Keynote Address

The Honorable Ray LaHood, 16th U.S. Secretary of Transportation

4:00-4:40pm:  Panel Five - Transportation & Finance

Professor Pamela FooheyProfessor of Law, Indiana University-Bloomington, Mauer School of Law

Essay: Bursting the Auto Loan Bubble in the Wake of COVID-19

Professor Randall JohnsonProfessor of Law and Director of the Public Service Law Center at Mississippi College, Mississippi College School of Law

Essay: Why Illinois Should Eliminate Its Video Tolling Subsidy

4:40-4:45pm:  Thank You & Farewell