Nicole Stelle Garnett
John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law
Professor Garnett received her B.A. from Stanford and her J.D. from Yale Law School. She served as a law clerk for the Honorable Morris S. Arnold of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and for Associate Justice Clarence Thomas of the United States Supreme Court. Before joining the law school in 1999, she worked for two years as a staff attorney at the Institute for Justice, a non-profit public-interest law firm in Washington, D.C.
Courses TaughtLAW60906, Property
LAW70313, Law of Education
LAW70317, Local Government
LAW70345, Land Use Planning
LAW70525, Urban Property Law
LAW73313, Higher Education Law
Lost Classrooms, Lost Community: Catholic Schools’ Importance in Urban America (with Margaret Brinig) (University of Chicago Press, 2014)
Ordering the City: Land Use, Policing and the Restoration of Urban America (Yale University Press, 2009)
Justice Scalia's Rule of Law and Law of Takings:, 41 Vermont Law Review 717 (2017)
Sector Agnosticism and the Coming Transformation of Education Law, 70 Vanderbilt Law Review 1 (2017)
Disparate Impact, Public-School Closures and Parental Choice, 2014 Chicago Legal Forum 289 (2014)
Redeeming Transect Zoning? 78 Brooklyn Law Review 571 (2013)
Managing the Urban Commons, 160 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1995 (2012)
Are Charters Enough Choice? School Choice and the Future of Catholic Schools, 87 Notre Dame Law Review 1892 (2012)
Catholic Schools and Broken Windows with Margaret Brinig, 9 Journal of Empirical Legal 347 Studies (2012)
Catholic Schools, Charter Schools, and Crime, with Margaret Brinig, 79 University of Chicago Law Review 31 (2012)
The People Paradox, 2012 University of Illinois Law Review 43
Affordable Private Education and the Middle Class City, 77 University of Chicago Law Review 205 (2010)
Catholic Schools, Urban Neighborhoods, and Education Reform (with Margaret Brinig), 85 Notre Dame Law Review 887 (2010)
“But for the Grace of God, There Go I”: Justice Thomas and the Little Guy, 4 NYU Journal of Law & Liberty 626 (2010)
Unbundling Homeownership: Regional Reforms from the Inside Out, 119 Yale Law Journal 1904 (2010)
Private Norms and Public Spaces, 18 William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal 183 (2009)
Suburbs as Exit, Suburbs as Entrance, 106 Michigan Law Review 277-304 (2007).
Planning as Public Use, 34 Ecology Law Quarterly 443 (2007).
Save the Cities, Stop the Suburbs?, 116 Yale Law Journal 598 (2006).
The Neglected Political Economy of Eminent Domain, 105 Mich. L. Rev. 101 (2006)
Unsubsidizing Suburbia, 90 Minnesota L. Rev. 459 (2005).
Relocating Disorder, Virginia Law Review 1075 (2005).
Ordering (And Order In) The City, 57 Stanford Law Review 1 (2004).
The Public Use Question as a Takings Problem, 71 George Washington Law Review 934 (2003).
Trouble Preserving Paradise, 87 Cornell Law Review 158 (2001).
Areas of Expertise
- Education Reform & Policy
- Land Use Planning & Regulation
- Local Government Law
- Property Law
- School Choice
- Urban & Economic Development
In the NewsCatholic School Closures and the Decline of Urban Neighborhoods, review of Lost Classrooms, Lost Community by Nathan Glazer in EducationNext, Fall 2014
Read: Lost Classroom, Lost Community, review of Lost Classrooms, Lost Community by Megan Sweas in U.S. Catholic Magazine, October 2014
Yale Univ. Press Publishes Book by Prof. N. Garnett – November 3, 2009