Representing Nonconcurrent Generations: The Problem of Now

37 Pages Posted: 25 May 2010

Date Written: 2008


This article is one of two articles published by the Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation (JELL) in a point-counterpoint format. These two articles, one by James L. Olmsted and the other by Professor of Law Julia D. Mahoney, represent the inaugural articles is what is to become a regular feature in JELL. In this point-counterpoint, the issue is whether conservation easements should be made perpetual. In this article, Olmsted argues that such easements should be perpetual while Professor Mahoney takes the opposing position.

Keywords: conservtion easements, inter-generational equity

Suggested Citation

Olmsted, James L., Representing Nonconcurrent Generations: The Problem of Now (2008). Journal of Environmental Law & Litigation, Vol. 23, No. 2, p. 451, 2008. Available at SSRN:

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