Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship
2018–19 Curtin Fellow
Juris Doctor candidate, UC Hastings
Erin Lapeyrolerie is in the final year of her Juris Doctor (UC Hastings)/Master of City Planning (UC Berkeley) joint degree program. Prior to this, she earned a BA in economics at New College of Florida.
Erin is excited to work with planning and law experts and to independently study the alternative relationships that humans can have with the land and how our relationship with land impacts overall human health and well-being. Examples include regulations around extracting resources from the land and commodification of residential properties.
Erin hopes that the knowledge she gains and distributes through this fellowship will lead to concrete actions that she and others can take to work with communities to create healthy, stable, happy, and sustainable neighborhoods.
About the Fellowship and Daniel J. Curtin, Jr.
The purpose of the Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship Program is to foster increased interest in the study of land use planning and its interrelationship with the law at the advanced undergraduate, graduate, and law school levels. This will provide increased participation in the planning profession, and ultimately, greater service to communities across the nation. The fellow's responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, assisting with PLD membership recruitment and retention activities, creating web resources for membership, and significant involvement in PLD's Early Career Program Committee.