Shelley Ross Saxer, J.D.
Vice Dean and Laure Sudreau-Rippe Endowed Professor of Law
Office: School of Law (SOL)
- J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1989
- B.S., Pepperdine University, 1980, summa cum laude
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.
She has published articles dealing with liquor store overconcentration in urban areas, the use of religious institutions for homeless shelters, conflict between local governmental units over commercial land use decisions that impact surrounding communities, eminent domain, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, sex offender property disclosures and residency restrictions, water law, and zoning conflicts with First Amendment rights. Dean Saxer is a co-author of Contemporary Property, American Casebook Series, Thomson West (4th ed. with Grant S. Nelson, Dale A. Whitman, and Colleen Medill). She is also working on a book with Craig "Tony" Arnold, titled Environmental Sustainability & Resiliency Law & Policy to be published by Wolters Kluwer.