Richard L. Settle

Professor Emeritus

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Biography

A frequent speaker in CLE and other professional and lay programs on land use and environmental law, Professor Settle has been co-editor of the Environmental-Land Use Law Newsletter of the Washington State Bar Association and chair of the Environmental and Land Use Section of the WSBA. He also is Of Counsel to Foster Pepper & Shefelman, Seattle. He joined the faculty in 1972.

Books

The Washington State Environmental Policy Act: A Legal and Policy Analysis (Butterworth Legal Publishers 1987; rev. ed. 2002).

Washington Land Use and Environmental Law and Practice (Butterworth Legal Publishers 1983).

Book Chapters

The 'Uncharted Waters' of Takings, in The New Frontier of Takings Law, and What it Means to You: A Practical Primer for Land Use Attorneys, Planners and Developers (1995).

Recent Developments in the Law: Regulatory Takings: The Public Trust Doctrine: Odds and Ends, in Best of CLE 1988.

Articles

Washington’s Growth Management Revolution Goes to Court, 23 Seattle U. L. Rev. 5 (1999).

Filling Legislative Gaps in Washington's Growth Management Law, Land Use Law & Zoning Digest 3 (1998) (with Charles R. Wolfe).

Washington State Regulatory Reform: Jekyll and Hyde '95, 47 Land Use Law & Zoning Dig. 3 (1995) (with J. Tayloe Washburn and Charles R. Wolfe).

The Growth Management Revolution in Washington: Past, Present, and Future, 16 U. Puget Sound L. Rev. 867 (1993) (with Charles G. Gavigan).

Regulatory Taking Doctrine in Washington: Now You See It, Now You Don't, 12 U. Puget Sound L. Rev. 339 (1989).

Environmental Assessment: The Washington State Environmental Policy Act and 1984 SEPA Rules, 2 Northwest Envtl J. 35 (1986).

Washington Land Use and Environmental Law in a Nutshell, Washington State Bar News, May 1986, at 15.

Lawyers, the Administrative Process, and Land Use Law (Part I), Washington Prop. L. Rep., (Dec.-Jan. 1984), at 1 (with Peter Buck).

Lawyers, the Administrative Process, and Land Use Law (Part II), Washington Prop. L. Rep., (Feb.-Mar. 1984), at 1 (with Peter Buck).

Potential Legal Facilitation or Impediment of Wind Energy Conversion System Siting, 58 Wash. L. Rev. 387 (1983).

Contact

Seattle University School of Law
Location: SLLH-201L
Phone: (206) 398.4079
E-mail: rsettle@seattleu.edu

Education

  • B.A., magna cum laude University of Washington, 1964; Phi Beta Kappa
  • J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 1967

Courses

  • Land Use and Environmental Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Property
  • Torts