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Land Use Law Research Guide

This guide is for students conducting introductory research in the area of land use law, including zoning.


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Subject Headings

To find additional sources on land use law in the Georgetown Law Library, search the Law Library's catalog by subject using the following select, alphabetical list of subject headings. You may need to add a geographic location to certain headings; for example "Zoning law -- United States." To find additional subject headings, view the record for a relevant book and scroll down to "Subject."

  • City planning and redevelopment law
  • Landscape protection -- Law and legislation
  • Land use -- Law and legislation
  • Regional planning -- Law and legislation
  • Sustainable development -- Law and legislation
  • Zoning law

Collections of Land Use Law Resources in Westlaw and Lexis 

  • To browse resources on land use law available in Westlaw, go to Browse > Practice Areas > Energy and Environment OR Municipal Law OR Real Property. 
  • To browse resources on land use law available in Lexis, go to Browse > Sources > By Practice Area > Real Property Law.

Other Research Guides

There are other guides on land use law research that may also be useful, including those listed below. However, you will have to search the Law Library's catalog or contact the reference desk to see if some of the resources discussed therein are available at Georgetown.