Virtual Guest Speakers

April 8:

Timothy Mulvaney - Associate Professor, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
Topic: Takings Law and the Matter of Koontz v. St. John's 

Virtual Lecture 
Powerpoint Slides 
Discussion List   (Professor Mulvaney will participate from April 8 - 12).
Short Biography

Professor Timothy Mulvaney became a member of the faculty of Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in 2009. His scholarship explores the many conflicts at the intersection of property, land use, and environmental law, with a particular focus on constitutional takings jurisprudence and the public trust doctrine. As noted below, Professor Mulvaney has published articles on these topics in the primary or secondary law journals of Yale University, U.C. Berkeley, Tulane University, U.C. Davis, Baylor University, the University of Richmond, and Florida State University. He previously served as a co-principal investigator on a team that was awarded a federal grant to conduct a two-year cooperative research project on regulatory takings, environmental law and land use issues related to natural hazard and climate change resiliency. Recently, Professor Mulvaney received a grant from the Northern Gulf Institute for his inter-disciplinary proposal entitled “Surveying the Impact of Takings Jurisprudence on Coastal Development Approvals.” Among other affiliations, Professor Mulvaney is the Secretary of the AALS Section on Property and an editor of the Environmental Law Prof Blog.

Prior to joining Texas Wesleyan, Professor Mulvaney worked at an environmental law research institute associated with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association’s Sea Grant program at the University of Mississippi School of Law. At the University of Mississippi, he taught Land Use Law and select lectures in Constitutional Law. Before entering academia, Professor Mulvaney served as a Deputy Attorney General in the environmental and land use practice group of the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office.

He earned his J.D. from the Villanova University School of Law, where he served as an associate editor of the Villanova Law Review and received an award for the finest publication in the law review in 2003. Professor Mulvaney earned his B.A. in economics from Haverford College, where he served as president of the Haverford College Athletic Association and captained both the basketball and baseball teams. After Haverford, he spent one year with the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps.

His faculty page, with links to scholarship, is available at: