Research Workshop: Solutions for America’s Growing Wildfire Problems

Date: July 14, 2021
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Time: TBD

Wildfires have been growing increasingly expensive and deadly in recent years. This trend is being driven by a number of different factors, including growing population density along urban and wildland interfaces, warming global temperatures that are extending the fire season, and historical mismanagement of fire-prone lands. Long-term climate action may work to reverse some of the trends we are seeing, but those changes likely won’t be felt for decades to come. In the meantime, it is critical that we find solutions to address the shorter-term problems that are exacerbating wildfire issues, whether on private, state, or federal land.

We invite proposals for research papers that add to the existing academic literature on the challenges surrounding wildfire management, policies that may be creating barriers to better outcomes, and solutions to those issues.

Paper proposals are due by March 20, 2021.


State Judicial Deference Research Roundtable

Date: September 24, 2021
Location: Arlington, VA
Time: All Day, beginning 9:00 a.m. EST

Judicial deference isn’t just a hot topic at the federal level. In fact, many states are leading a revolution against administrative deference doctrines. In recent years, at least six states have rejected deference through judicial rulings, two have done so through legislation or referendum, and still other states have taken skeptical intermediate …


[Past Event] A Delicate Balance: Liberty & Security in National Crises

Date: January 08, 2021
Location: Virtual Via Zoom
Time: Past – Recording Available

The past year has introduced many “firsts”: mask mandates, virtual schooling, shuttered businesses, and more. It will likely be years before we truly understand the total benefits—and the human and economic costs—of government responses to the coronavirus. Emergencies—like a global pandemic—can certainly justify emergency actions. Bu …


[Past Event] Why Cedar Point Nursery Matters for Labor Policy

Date: March 03, 2021
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Time: 12:00pm EST – 1:00pm EST

Join us on March 3 for a discussion of how property rights relate to labor policy in this case and beyond. PLF attorneys will get you up to date on the current status and history of property rights and takings law, leaving you prepared to connect this case to the larger labor issues at stake in America.


[Past Event] What’s at Stake in Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid

Date: March 11, 2021
Location: Virtual Via Zoom
Time: 11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST

This spring, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid, the only property rights case this term.

What’s at stake? Nothing less than the fundamental right to exclude people from your own, private property. If California’s access rule is allowed to stand, then government can permit anyone to enter private property at any time, essentially taking away your property rights.


[Past Event] Market Urbanism: Free Market Solutions to California’s Housing Crisis

Date: March 17, 2021
Location: Virtual
Time: 6:00 p.m. EDT – 7:00 p.m. EDT

We’re partnering with Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) to talk about Market Urbanism: Free Market Solutions to California’s Housing Crisis.