Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship

2018–2019 Call for Submissions

Applications Due By September 15, 2018

The Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship Program ("Fellowship Program") fosters increased interest in the study of land use planning and its interrelationship with the law at the advanced undergraduate, graduate, and law school levels. Open to third and fourth year undergraduate students, master's degree students, and certain law students, the Fellowship Program offers a $2,500 stipend per academic year. The fellowship term is approximately 10 months (the typical length of two semesters or three quarters), from mid-October to mid-August, and includes approximately 100 to 200 total hours of work. The fellow conducts his/her fellowship duties remotely, i.e., from where he/she lives or attends school.

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About the Fellowship

The purpose of the Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship Program is to foster increased interest in the study of land use planning and its interrelationship with the law at the advanced undergraduate, graduate, and law school levels. This will provide increased participation in the planning profession, and ultimately, greater service to communities across the nation. The fellow's responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, assisting with PLD membership recruitment and retention activities, creating web resources for membership, and significant involvement in PLD's Early Career Program Committee.

About Daniel J. Curtin, Jr.


Daniel J. Curtin

Daniel J. Curtin, Jr.

San Francisco native Daniel J. Curtin, Jr., a former member of APA; an expert on the California General Plan, planning law, and land use regulations; and retired partner and of counsel in the Walnut Creek office of Bingham McCutchen LLP, died in 2006. A well-known author, his long list of publications — frequently cited by the California Courts — includes Curtin's California Land Use and Planning Law, a preeminent treatise on California land use law, which is in its 27th edition; and Bargaining for Development: A Handbook on Development Agreements, Annexation Agreements, Land Development Conditions, Vested Rights, and the Provision of Public Facilities, with David L. Callies and Julie A. Tappendorf (Environmental Law Institute, 2003). (Source: Northern California APA website).

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