For Immediate Release:  May 6, 2013
2013, 05, 06

Ashira Pelman Ostrow Receives Hofstra University Prize for ‘Land Law Federalism’

Ashira Pelman Ostrow Receives Hofstra University Prize for ‘Land Law Federalism’

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Maurice A. Deane School of Law Professor Ashira Pelman Ostrow has been named one of two winners of Hofstra University’s 2012-2013 Lawrence A. Stessin Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Publication.

Ostrow, an associate professor at Hofstra Law, will receive the prize for her article "Land Law Federalism," which was published in the Emory Law Journal, Vol. 61 (2012), pp. 1397-1444. The article, which considers the role of federal, state and local actors in land-use law, has received much praise, including selection for the 2012 Harvard/Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum hosted by Harvard Law School.

The Stessin Prize recipients will be recognized at the Honors Convocation Ceremony on Friday, May 17 at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus.

Dr. Stessin was a journalist who joined the Hofstra University faculty as a professor of management in 1958 and served continuously until his retirement in 1973. After graduating from the Columbia University School of Journalism, he worked at The New York Times and as a columnist and associate editor of Forbes magazine. Dr. Stessin also published in a wide range of scholarly and academic media. During his lifetime and as part of his will, Dr. Stessin made substantial contributions to Hofstra University, including his contribution to the Endowment Fund, which led to the establishment of the Stessin Prize, an incentive and reward for junior faculty who publish the results of their scholarly work.

About Ashira Pelman Ostrow

Professor Ostrow teaches courses in Property, State and Local Government Law, Land Use and Federalism. Her research focuses on land use law, with an emphasis on the interaction between federal laws and local land use policies. She has received a number of awards and honors for her scholarship. "Process Preemption in Federal Siting Regimes," 48 Harv. J. Legis. 289 (2011) was selected as the 2011 Winner of the American Association of Law School’s Scholarly Paper Competition and was published as one of the 5 best articles in land use in the Land Use and Environmental Law Review. "Land Law Federalism," Emory Law Journal, Vol. 61 (2012), pp. 1397-1444, was selected for the 2012 Harvard/Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty forum, hosted by Harvard Law School.

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