Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship

2014-2015 Fellow

Leonard Cohen

Pace University School of Law
J.D. Candidate, 2017Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen is a second year law student at Pace University School of Law in White Plains, New York. Prior to attending Pace, Lenny earned a B.A. in English and Creative Writing at the University of South Florida. Lenny developed an interest for land use and planning while taking an undergraduate architecture course that focused on sustainable cities.

He is currently a Junior Associate on Pace's Environmental Law Review, part of Pace's 4th ranked Environmental Law Program. Lenny served as a summer intern at Pace's Land Use Law Center, where he worked on a variety of issues ranging from fair housing to economic development for New York municipalities.

Lenny hopes to further a career in planning and the law and believes his role as Curtin Fellow is the first step down that path. Lenny enjoys the adventurous side to life – bouldering, skiing and rock climbing. His favorite hike was Yosemite last summer.

About Daniel J. Curtin

Daniel J. CurtinSan 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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