Kenneth Stahl specializes in land use, zoning, and local government law, including the California Environmental Quality Act, the Housing Accountability Act, the state density bonus law, accessory dwelling units, and many other areas. His practice is focused on ensuring that cities comply with state law when making land use decisions. Ken is a Professor of Law and Director of the Environmental, Land Use and Real Estate Law program at Chapman University Fowler School of Law. Prior to joining the faculty at Chapman, Ken was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, where he litigated cases involving the federal Superfund statute, the Clean Water Act, and other federal laws. Ken also worked for the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and for the law firm of Arnold & Porter.
Ken is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Yale Law School. He has published many articles on the subjects of land use and local government law in journals including The University of Pennsylvania Law Review, George Washington Law Review, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, and others. His forthcoming book Local Citizenship in a Global Age (Cambridge University Press 2020) chronicles how globalization has caused cities and nation-states to clash over the meaning of citizenship.
- New York
- Washington, D.C.
- District Court for the District of Columbia
- Second Circuit Court of Appeals