Laurie Reynolds

Prentice H. Marshall Professor Emeritus

About

Laurie Reynolds is the Prentice H. Marshall Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois. She received a master’s degree in Spanish linguistics and a JD degree summa cum laude from the University of Illinois, where she was editor-in-chief of the Illinois Law Forum (law review). Before joining the faculty in 1982, she practiced with Jenner & Block in Chicago.

Her research projects focus on issues of local government law, school funding law, and regionalism, and she has written various law review articles on those topics. With Professor Richard Briffault of the Columbia University School of Law, Professor Reynolds published the seventh edition of State and Local Government Law. With Professor David McCarthy, Dean Emeritus of the Georgetown University Law Center, she co-authored the fifth edition of Local Government Law in a Nutshell. She collaborates with municipal attorneys, public interest law firms, and local government units to advance home rule powers, public employee rights, intelligent land use planning, and fair commercial practices.

Education

MA, JD University of Illinois
BA Georgetown University

Areas of Expertise

Property Law

Courses

Law Teaching Practicum
Property
State and Local Government
Topics in Education Law

Selected Publications

Books and Chapters

Richard Briffault and Laurie Reynolds. CASES AND MATERIALS ON STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT LAW. West Publishing. (7th edition 2007).

David J. McCarthy, Jr., and Laurie Reynolds. LOCAL GOVERNMENT LAW IN A NUTSHELL. West Publishing. (5th edition 2003).

Zoning and Land Use Planning, Part III of USA Environmental Law, Kluwer International Encyclopaedia of Laws, The Hague (1997). Revised volume, January 2001.

Indian Land Claims, Chapter 67 of R. Powell’s multivolume treatise, Real Property, Vol. 5A, pp. 67-1 to 67-78 (Matthew Bender 1988 ed.) (revised and updated, 1994).

Articles and Essays

Inmigración, Federalismo, y Derecho Local en Estados Unidos, in FRANCISCO VELASCO CABALLERO (ED.), CIUDADES GLOBALES E INMIGRANTES: UN ESTUDIO COMPARADO SOBRE CHICAGO Y MADRID 27 – 57 (2013)

Federalismo de inmigración y regulaciones locales en los Estados Unidos, REVISTA DE ADMINISTRACIÓN LOCAL Y AUTONÓMICA, No. 315, pps. 11-39 (2013)

A Role for Local Government Law in Federal-State-Local Disputes, 43 URBAN LAWYER 977 – 1013 (2012)

Full State Funding of Education as a State Constitutional Imperative, 60 HASTINGS LAW JOURNAL 749-796 (2009)

Home Rule, Extraterritorial Impact, and the Region, 86 DENVER LAW REVIEW 1271-1302 (2009) (invited symposium piece)

Uniformity of Taxation and Illinois School Funding: A State Constitutional Perspective, 34 JOURNAL OF EDUCATION FINANCE 179-196 (2008) (invited symposium piece)