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Faculty name: J. Peter Byrne

Note: This bibliography changes the order of authors so that Georgetown authors are listed first.


  • J. Peter Byrne & Sara C. Bronin, Historic Preservation Law (New York: Thomson Reuters/Foundation Press 2012).    [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • J. Peter Byrne & Kathryn A. Zyla, Climate Exactions, 47 Envtl. L. Rep. News & Analysis 10666-10672 (2017) (adapting 75 Md. L. Rev. 758-786 (2016)).    [W]
  • J. Peter Byrne, A Hobbesian Bundle of Lockean Sticks: The Property Rights Legacy of Justice Scalia, 41 Vt. L. Rev. 733-762 (2017).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • J. Peter Byrne, Property in the Anthropocene, 6 Brigham-Kanner Prop. Rts. Conf. J. 259-273 (2017).    [HEIN] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • J. Peter Byrne & Kathryn A. Zyla, Climate Exactions, 75 Md. L. Rev. 758-786 (2016).    [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • J. Peter Byrne, Precipice Regulations and Perverse Incentives: Comparing Historic Preservation Designation and Endangered Species Listing, 27 Geo. Int'l Envtl. L. Rev. 343-392 (2015).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • J. Peter Byrne, The Social Value of Academic Freedom Defended, 91 Ind. L.J. 5-16 (2015).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • J. Peter Byrne, The Rebirth of the Neighborhood, 40 Fordham Urb. L.J. 1595-1609 (2013).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • J. Peter Byrne, Historic Preservation and Its Cultured Despisers: Reflections on the Contemporary Role of Preservation Law in Urban Development, 19 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 665-688 (2012).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • J. Peter Byrne, The Cathedral Engulfed: Sea-Level Rise, Property Rights, and Time, 73 La. L. Rev. 69-118 (2012).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • J. Peter Byrne, Judge, 63 Me. L. Rev. 510-512 (2011).    [HEIN] [W]
  • J. Peter Byrne, Stop the Stop the Beach Plurality!, 38 Ecology L.Q. 619-637 (2011).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • J. Peter Byrne, Rising Seas and Common Law Baselines: A Comment on Regulatory Takings Discourse Concerning Climate Change, 11 Vt. J. Envtl. L. 625-642 (2010).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • J. Peter Byrne, Hallowed Ground: The Gettysburg Battlefield in Historic Preservation Law, 22 Tul. Envtl. L.J. 203-269 (2009).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • J. Peter Byrne, Neo-orthodoxy in Academic Freedom, 88 Tex. L. Rev. 143-170 (2009) (reviewing Matthew W. Finkin & Robert C. Post, For the Common Good: Principles of American Academic Freedom (2009) & Stanley Fish, Save the World on Your Own Time (2008)).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • J. Peter Byrne & Michael Diamond, Affordable Housing, Land Tenure, and Urban Policy: The Matrix Revealed, 34 Fordham Urb. L.J. 527-610 (2007).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • J. Peter Byrne, Due Process Land Use Claims After Lingle, 34 Ecology L.Q. 471-492 (2007).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • J. Peter Byrne, Constitutional Academic Freedom After Grutter: Getting Real About the "Four Freedoms" of a University, 77 U. Colo. L. Rev. 929-953 (2006).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • J. Peter Byrne, Property and Environment: Thoughts on an Evolving Relationship, 28 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 679-689 (2005).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • J. Peter Byrne, Condemnation of Low Income Residential Communities Under the Takings Clause, 23 UCLA J. Envtl. L. & Pol'y 131-169 (2005).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • J. Peter Byrne, Regulatory Takings Challenges to Historic Preservation Laws After Penn Central, 15 Fordham Envtl. L. Rev. 313-334 (2004).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • J. Peter Byrne, The Threat to Constitutional Academic Freedom, 31 J.C. & U.L. 79-142 (2004).    [W] [Gtown Law]
  • J. Peter Byrne, Rhetoric and Realities of Gentrification: Reply to Powell and Spencer, 46 How. L.J. 491-497 (2003).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • J. Peter Byrne, Two Cheers for Gentrification, 46 How. L.J. 405-432 (2003).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • J. Peter Byrne, Judicial Activism in the Regulatory Takings Opinions of Justice Scalia, 1 Geo. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 93-97 (2002).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • J. Peter Byrne, Academic Freedom of Part-Time Faculty, 27 J.C. & U.L. 583-593 (2001).    [W] [Gtown Law]
  • J. Peter Byrne, Regulatory Takings and "Judicial Supremacy", 51 Ala. L. Rev. 949-961 (2000).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • J. Peter Byrne & Jessica Grannis, Coastal Retreat Measures, in The Law of Adaptation to Climate Change: U.S. and International Aspects 267-306 (Michael B. Gerrard & Katrina Fischer Kuh eds., Chicago: American Bar Association 2012).    [BOOK]
  • J. Peter Byrne, The Public Nature of Property Rights and the Property Nature of Public Law, in The Public Nature of Private Property 1-12 (Michael Diamond & Robin Paul Malloy eds., Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate 2011).    [BOOK]

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

  • Brief of Property Law Professors as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondents, Murr v. Wisconsin, No. 15-214 (U.S. June 14, 2016).   
  • Brief of Environmental Law Professors as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondents, American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut, No. 10-174 (U.S. Mar. 18, 2011).   
  • Brief of the National League of Cities, National Conference of State Legislatures, U.S. Conference of Mayors, Council of State Governments, National Association of Counties, International Municipal Lawyers Association and International City/County Management Association as Amici Curiae Supporting Respondents, Kelo v. New London, No. 04-108 (U.S. Jan. 21, 2005).    [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Petition for a Writ of Certiorari, Cayetano v. Chevron USA, Inc., No. 00-1198 (U.S. Jan. 24, 2000).    [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Brief of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Council of State Governments, International City/County Management Association, National Association of Counties, National Conference of State Legislatures, National Institute of Municipal Law Officers and National League of Cities as Amici Curiae Supporting Respondents, Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council, No. 91-453 (U.S. Feb. 3, 1992).    [W]
  • Brief of the American Council on Education, the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Federation of State Medical Boards as Amici Curiae Supporting Petitioner, Regents of the University of Michigan v. Ewing, No. 84-1273 (U.S. June 5, 1985).    [W]

Congressional Testimony

  • Protecting Private Property Rights From Regulatory Takings: Hearing on H.R. 925 Before the H. Subcomm. on the Constitution of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 104th Cong., Feb. 10, 1995 (Statement of J. Peter Byrne) (CIS-No.: 96-H521-25).   
  • H.R. 1845: The National Biological Survey Act of 1993: Hearing Before the H. Subcomm. on Tech., Env't & Aviation of the H. Comm. on Sci., Space & Tech., 103d Cong., Sept. 14, 1993 (Statement of J. Peter Byrne) (CIS-No.: 94-H701-1).   
  • Private Property Protection Act of 1993: Hearing on H.R. 561 Before the H. Subcomm. on Dep't. Operations & Nutrition of the H. Comm. on Agric., 103d Cong., Nov. 3, 1993 (Statement of J. Peter Byrne) (CIS-No.: 94-H161-25).   

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