Environmental Law

A Place Worth Protecting: Rethinking Cost-Benefit Analysis Under FEMA’s Flood-Mitigation Programs
Kelly McGee
B.A. 2017, Harvard University; J.D. Candidate 2022, The University of Chicago Law School.

Many thanks to Professor Lee Anne Fennell, Professor Jennifer Nou, Professor Mark Templeton, Phillip Kash, and the editors of the University of Chicago Law Review for their helpful conversations and insight.

In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey hit Harris County, Texas, causing $125 billion in damages and flooding 150,000 homes.