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Students will be expected to complete all required readings. Grades will be based on the following: Class participation (10%) Frequency and quality of participation in class. Writing Project (65%) The student will be provided with the briefs from a pending Pennsylvania court appeal involving a significant land use issue. The student will be expected to prepare a written decision as if he or she is a judician court clerk. Each student will be expected to make a brief class presentation concerning the written decision. Zoning Board Presentation (15%) The student will attend a local zoning hearing and provide a short written report and class presentation on what transpired at the hearing. In-class Analysis of Hypothetical Land Use Problems (10%)