Daniel P. Selmi
Fritz B. Burns Professor of Real Property Law at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Visiting Scholar, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Daniel P. Selmi is the Fritz B. Burns Professor of Real Property Law at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where he teaches Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law Land Use, Torts, and Appellate Advocacy. From 1990-93 he was Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Before teaching he was a deputy attorney general for the State of California in the Environmental Law and Natural Resources Law Sections, and Law Clerk to the Hon. Manuel L. Real., U.S. District Court, Central District of California. Professor Selmi is the author of the two-volume treaise State Environmental Law (West Pub.); co-author of the casebook Land Use Regulation: Cases and Materials (4th ed. Aspen Pub.); co-editor of the six-volume treatise, California Environmental Law and Land Use Practice (LexisNexis); and author of Principles of Appellate Advocacy (Aspen Pub) and numerous law review articles. His 2011 article, “The Contract Transformation in Land Use Regulation,” 63 Stanford L. Rev. 591, was voted by peers in the field as one of the “top 10” land use and environmental law articles of the year. From 1993-94, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Environmental Law Institute, and he is a past chair of the California State Bar Committee on Environmental Law. He has argued over 30 appeals in state and federal appellate courts, including four in the California Supreme Court, and in 2013 he received a "California Attorney of the Year” award in the field of Environmental Law from California Lawyer Magazine. He is an elected member of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers and has served as an expert witness in land use and environmental law cases. He received a B.A. and J.D. from Santa Clara University, and an M.P.A. from Harvard University.