Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

First Advisor

Rita Kottmeyer

Second Advisor

Patricia Soucy

Third Advisor

Virgil O'Connor


The concept of valuation is legally supported in the Constitution of the United States. The federal area of Eminent Domain has created a field of use through case law and federal administrative policies and requirements. The federal case law and court decisions have created a whole field of legal terminology. The areas of Eminent Domain and its Just Compensation requirements have developed legally accepted methodology. One of the required methodologies for partial federal takings is the "Before and After" concept. The "Before and After" methodology is used to measure the difference between two sets of valuation facts. This concept when used properly can be used to measure changes in use and rights.

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