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Shelley Ross Saxer, J.D.
Vice Dean and Laure Sudreau-Rippe Endowed Professor of Law

Office: School of Law (SOL)
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  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1989
  • B.S., Pepperdine University, 1980, summa cum laude

Curriculum Vitae

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While in law school, Dean Saxer served as the chief managing editor of the UCLA Law Review. Upon graduation, she clerked for the Honorable Wm. Matthew Byrne, Jr. of the Federal District Court for the Central District of California and then worked briefly as a corporate associate for the Century City law offices of O'Melveny & Myers.

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Publications


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Forthcoming Books


  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Craig "Tony" Arnold, Hari Osofsky, and Dan Tarlock, ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY: LAW & POLICY (Aspen forthcoming).
  • Books


  • Grant Nelson, Dale Whitman, Colleen Medill, and Shelley Ross Saxer, CONTEMPORARY PROPERTY (West, 4th ed. 2013).
  • Shelley Ross Saxer & Peter Wendel, CALIFORNIA REAL ESTATE LAW & PRACTICE: STATUTES AND REGULATIONS (Matthew Bender 1999).
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, CALIFORNIA REAL ESTATE LAW & PRACTICE: STATUTES AND REGULATIONS (Matthew Bender 1998).
  • Book Chapters


  • Shelley Ross Saxer & David Callies, Is Fair Market Value Just Compensation? An Underlying Issue Surfaced in Kelo, in EMINENT DOMAIN USE AND ABUSE: KELO IN CONTEXT (Dwight Merriam & Mary Massaron Ross eds. ABA 2006) .
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Sidewalk Distribution of Protected Speech and Other Expressive Activities, in PROTECTING FREE SPEECH AND EXPRESSION: THE FIRST AMENDMENT AND LAND USE LAW (David Mandelker & Rebecca Rubin eds., ABA 2001) . WorldCat
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Sacred Spaces and Planning Law: Property Rights and the Regulation of Religious Activities in the United States, in LAW AND RELIGION IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY: COMMUNITIES, INDIVIDUALISM AND THE STATE (Peter W. Edge et al. eds., Ashgate 2000) .
  • Articles


  • Shelley Ross Saxer & Carol M. Rose, A Prospective Look at Property Rights, 20 GEO. MASON L. REV. 721 (2013) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Judicial State Action: Shelley v. Kraemer, State Action and Judicial Takings, 21 WIDENER L.J. 847 (2012) (Symposium) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, The Fluid Nature of Property Rights in Water, 21 DUKE ENVTL. L. & POL'Y F. 49 (2011) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Managing Water Rights Using Fishing Rights as a Model, 95 MARQ. L. REV. 91 (2011) (Symposium) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Shelley Ross Saxer & Douglas W. Kmiec, Equality in Substance and in Name, S.F. CHRON., Mar. 2, 2009
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Assessing RLUIPA'S Application to Building Codes and Aesthetic Land Use Regulation, 2 ALB. GOV'T L. REV. 623 (2009) (symposium issue) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Banishment of Sex Offenders: Liberty, Protectionism, Justice, and Alternatives, 86 WASH. U. L. REV. 1397 (2009) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Shelley Saxer, The Honorable Clarence Thomas, Kenneth W. Starr, Douglas W. Kmiec & Charles R. Eskridge, The Second Annual William French Smith Memorial Lecture: A Conversation with Justice Clarence Thomas, 37 PEPP. L. REV. 7 (2009) (special issue) HeinOnline
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Faith in Action: Religious Accessory Uses and Land Use Regulation, 2008 UTAH L. REV. 593 (2008) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Tribute to Wm. Matthew Byrne, Jr., 34 PEPP. L. REV. 253 (2007) (symposium editor) HeinOnline
  • Shelley Ross Saxer & Daryl Fisher-Ogden, World Religions and Clean Water Laws, 17 DUKE ENVTL. L. & POL'Y F. 63 (2006) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Government and Religion as Landlord and Tenant, 58 RUTGERS L. REV. 409 (2006) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, A Property Rights View: Commentary on Property and Speech by Robert A. Sedler, 21 WASH. U. J.L. & POL'Y 155 (2006) (symposium issue) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Government Power Unleashed: Using Eminent Domain to Acquire a Public Utility or Other Ongoing Enterprise, 38 IND. L. REV. 55 (2005) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Eminent Domain, Municipalization, and the Dormant Commerce Clause, 38 U.C. DAVIS L. REV. 1505 (2005) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Eminent Domain Actions Targeting First Amendment Land Uses, 69 MO. L. REV. 653 (2004) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Shelley Ross Saxer & Gary M. Thompson, Optimizing a Law School's Course Schedule, 1 PIERCE L. REV. 181 (2003) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, "Am I My Brother's Keeper?": Requiring Landowner Disclosure of the Presence of Sex Offenders and Other Criminal Activity, 80 NEB. L. REV. 522 (2001) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Planning Gain, Exactions, and Impact Fees: A Comparative Study of Planning Law in England, Wales, and the United States, 32 URB. LAW. 21 (2000) SSRN HeinOnline
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, One Professor's Approach to Increasing Technology Use in Legal Education, 6 RICH. J.L. & TECH. 21 (1999-2000) SSRN
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Zoning Away First Amendment Rights, 53 WASH. U.J. of URB. & CONTEMP. L. 1 (1998) HeinOnline
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Shelley v. Kraemer's Fiftieth Anniversary: "A Time for Keeping; a Time for Throwing Away"?, 47 U. KAN. L. REV. 61 (1998) HeinOnline
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Local Autonomy or Regionalism?: Sharing the Benefits and Burdens of Suburban Commercial Development, 30 IND. L. REV. 659 (1997) HeinOnline
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, When Religion Becomes a Nuisance: Balancing Land Use and Religious Freedom When Activities of Religious Institutions Bring Outsiders into the Neighborhood, 84 KY. L.J. 507 (1996) HeinOnline
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, License to Sell: Constitutional Protection Against State or Local Government Regulation of Liquor Licensing, 22 HASTINGS CONST. L.Q. 441 (1995) HeinOnline
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, "Down With Demon Drink!": Strategies For Resolving Liquor Outlet Overconcentration in Urban Areas, 35 SANTA CLARA L. REV. 123 (1994) HeinOnline
  • Popular Press


  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Moderator, Public Land Development Corporation and Property Rights in Hawaii, University of Hawaii Richardson School of Law (Feb. 2013).
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Moderator, AALS 2013 Joint Program of the Property Section and Natural Resources and Energy Law Section, (Jan. 2013).
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Panelist, "Changing Conceptions of Water in the Law," Sections on Agricultural Law and Property Law Joint Program, AALS Annual Meeting, 2011.
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Moderator, "RLUIPA a Trap for the Unwary"; Panel, Local Agencies On the Cutting Edge Conference, UCLA School of Law, 2011.
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Panelist, Association for Law, Property, and Society Annual Conference, Georgetown School of Law, 2011.
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Panelist, Expanding the First Year Curriculum: Making Course Choices in the First Year, The Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Conference, 2011.
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Panelist, "Mosque at Ground Zero," Nootbaar Institute for Law & Religion, Pepperdine University School of Law, 2010.
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Innovative Teaching and Learning Strategies Workshop, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Conference, 2010.
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Panelist, "California Water Rights: Who Is In Control?" Federalist Society, University of San Diego Law School, 2009.
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Panelist, Workshop on Real Estate Planning: "Innovative Teaching and Research Strategies for Land Use and Development Law," Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) 62nd Annual Meeting, 2009.
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Panelist, "Religious Liberty and Religious Property Disputes: Who Owns the Lord's House? Pepperdine School of Law Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics, 2009.
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Panelist and Contributor, Albany Government Law Review Symposium: "God and the Land: Conflicts Over Land Use and Religious Freedom", 2008.
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Conversationalist, joining Ken Starr and Charles Eskridge for A Conversation Featuring Justice Clarence Thomas, Pepperdine School of Law 2nd Annual William French Smith Memorial Lecture, 2008.
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Moderator, Professor Richard Epstein on "The Mortgage (Or, Subprime) Meltdown: Why One Bad Decision Deserves Yet Another," Pepperdine School of Law Palmer Center Foley Lecture, 2008.
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Panelist on Environmentalism Panel, Religious Americans & Political Choices: A Conversation About Shared Values and Citizen Responsibilities, Hamline University School of Law Journal of Law and Religion, 2006.
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Panel Moderator, "Til Death Do Us Part: Marriage, Same Sex Couples and The Law" at the Museum of Tolerance sponsored by the Beverly Hills Bar Association, 2006.
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Faculty Advisor, Balancing Career and Family Symposium & Law Review Publication, Joint Program with Beverly Hills Bar Association, 2006.
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Certified Toastmaster, Toastmasters International, Club No. 1864, 2006.
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Panelist and Contributor, Washington University Journal of Law & Policy Symposium: "The Rehnquist Court and the First Amendment", 2005.
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Speaker, ALI-ABA Land Use Institute, 2005.
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, KKPC Talk of the City Radio Show Guest Speaker: Real Estate and Sex Offenders, 2005.
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Speaker, American Planners Annual Meeting, Eminent Domain and the Kelo Case, 2005.
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Speaker, Gonzaga Institute for Law Teaching, "A Property Story", 2004.
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Speaker, AALS Property Conference 2004, "Religious Land Uses, Eminent Domain, and RLUIPA", 2004.
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Speaker, CALI Conference 2003, Automated Course Scheduling for Law Schools, 2003.
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Speaker, WASC Annual Meeting 2001, Teaching With Technology & Strategies for Increasing the Use of Classroom Technology, 2001.
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Panelist, California State Bar, Section on Real Property, 2000.
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Speaker and Contributor, International Law School Deans' Conference on Legal Education for the 21st Century, Beijing, China, 1999.
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Speaker, AALS Property Conference, Technology & Teaching Workshop, 1997.
  • Shelley Ross Saxer, Speaker, AALS Plenary Workshop on Teaching With Technology - Wash., D.C., 1997.

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