J.D., with honors, Duke University School of Law
Certificat des Etudes Politiques, University of Bordeaux
A.B., summa cum laude, Duke University
In 2009-2010, Julian Juergensmeyer, Ben F. Johnson Chair in Law, celebrated his 45th year of teaching law. He is the director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth.
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-written 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 resource conservation.