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Wendell Pritchett

Provost; Presidential Professor of Law and Education

Wendell Pritchett


Wendell Pritchett is the Presidential Professor of Law and Education at Penn Law. From 2014-2015, he served as Interim Dean of the Law School and as a Presidential Professor at Penn. Continue reading…

Expertise

  • Property Law
  • Land Use and Planning
  • Urban Development
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Urban Policy
  • Education Law
  • American Legal History
  • Real Estate

Articles and Book Chapters

African-American Activism in the North, in SPEAKING OUT: ACTIVISM AND PROTEST IN THE 1960s AND 1970s (Heather Ann Thompson ed., Pearson 2010).

ROBERT CLIFTON WEAVER AND THE AMERICAN CITY: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF AN URBAN REFORMER (Univ. of Chicago Press 2008).
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Beyond Kelo: Thinking About Urban Development in the 21st Century, 22 GA. ST. L. REV. 895 (2007).

Which Urban Crisis: Regionalism, Race and Urban Policy, 1960-1974, 32 J. URB. HIST. 266 (2007).

A National Issue: Segregation in the District of Columbia and the Civil Rights Movement at Mid-Century, 93 GEO. L.J. 1321 (2005).

Identity Politics, Past and Present, INT’L LAB. & WORKING-CLASS HIST. 33 (2005).

Where Shall We Live? Class and the Limitations of Fair Housing Law, 35 URB. LAW. 399 (2003).

The "Public Menace" of Blight: Urban Renewal and the Private Uses of Eminent Domain, 21 YALE L. & POL'Y REV. 1 (2003).

STEPHEN GRANT MEYER, AS LONG AS THEY DON'T MOVE NEXT DOOR: SEGREGATION AND RACIAL CONFLICT IN AMERICAN NEIGHBORHOODS (Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2000) 64 The Historian 420 (2002).

BROWNSVILLE, BROOKLYN: BLACKS, JEWS AND THE CHANGING FACE OF THE GHETTO. Univ. of Chicago Press, January, 2002.
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Race and Community in Postwar Brooklyn: The Brownsville Neighborhood Council and the Politics of Urban Renewal, 27 J. URB. HIST. 445 (May, 2001).

LILLIAN SERECE WILLIAMS, STRANGERS IN THE LAND OF PARADISE: THE CREATION OF AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY IN BUFFALO, NEW YORK, 1900-1940 (Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press, 2000), American Historical Review, 577 (April 2001).

FROM TENEMENTS TO THE TAYLOR HOMES: IN SEARCH OF AN URBAN HOUSING POLICY IN TWENTIETH CENTURY AMERICA (John Bauman, Roger Biles, and Kristin Szylvain eds., State College: Penn State Univ. Press, 2000), Pennsylvania History, (Fall 2001).

A Northern Civil Rights Movement: The Beth-El Strike of 1962 and New York Race Relations, LABORS HERITAGE (Fall/Winter 1999/2000).

JUNE MANNING THOMAS, REDEVELOPMENT AND RACE: PLANNING A FINER CITY IN POSTWAR DETROIT (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1997), 17 Planning and Environment D: Society and Space 629 (Winter 1999).

DAVID DELANEY, RACE, PLACE AND THE LAW, 1836-1948 (Austin, Univ. of Texas Press, 1998) H-Urban On-Line Reviews, May 1999.

More publications can be found here.

Working Papers

The Romance of Home: The Fair Housing Movement in the 1950s, U of Penn. Law School, Pub. Law Research Paper No. 08
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Research Areas

  • Urban Policy
  • Education Policy
  • Urban History
  • Race Relations
  • Legal History

Positions

Penn Law - Interim Dean (2014-2015); Professor of Law (2001-09);Associate Dean and Professor of Law (2006 -07); Assistant Professor of Law (2002-06); Visiting Assistant Professor of Law (2001-02)

Chancellor of Rutgers-Camden from (2009-14)

Director of the Office of Research, Planning, and Policy for the City of Philadelphia (Jan. 2008- July 2008)

Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen, Attorney (1991-92)

Office of Congressman Thomas M. Foglietta - Executive Director of District Offices (1996-97)

Regional Housing Legal Services, Staff Attorney (1993-95)

Professional Activities

Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU): President, 2012 to present

Philadelphia School Reform Commission: Commissioner, 2011 to 2014

Economy League of Greater Philadelphia/World Class Greater Philadelphia initiative: Co-Chair, 2009 to present

Select Greater Philadelphia/CEO Council for Growth initiative: Board Member, 2009-2011

Cooper University Health Care Board of Trustees: Member, 2011 to 2014

United Way of Camden County Board of Directors: Member 2009-2011

Community Legal Services of Philadelphia Board of Directors: Board Chair, 2005-2008; Member, 1997-2008

Courses

  • Land Use Law and Policy
  • Urban Policy
  • Introduction to Property Law
  • Local Government Law

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