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John J. Costonis

Judge Albert Tate and Rosemary Neal Hawkland Professor of Law

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Selected Publications

Law Review Articles

John J. Costonis, Avenal v. State: Tailings and Damagings in Louisiana Law, 65 La. L. Rev. 241 (2005).

John J. Costonis, Law and Aesthetics: A Critique and a Reformulation of the Dilemmas, 80 Mich. L. Rev. 335 (1982).

John J. Costonis, Development Rights Transfer: An Exploratory Essay, 83 Yale L. J. 75 (1973).

John J. Costonis, The Chicago Plan: Incentive Zoning and the Preservation of Urban Landmarks, 85 Harv. L. Rev. 74 (1972).

John J. Costonis, New Orleans, Katrina and Kelo: American Cities in the Post-Kelo Era, 83 Tul. L. Rev. 395 (2008).


John J. Costonis, Narrative as Lawmaking: the Anti-Kelo Story, Planning & Environmental Law, (Jan. 2010)


John Costonis, Icons and Aliens: Law, Policy and Environmental Change (1989).

John Costonis, Space Adrift: Landmark Preservation and the Marketplace (1974).

John Costonis, Space Adrift: Landmark Preservation and the Marketplace (1973).


A.B. magna cum laude, 1959, Harvard University
L.L.B., magna cum laude, 1965, Columbia Law School

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