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Monday, September 10, 2007

Junior Property Scholars Conference - February '08

On February 8 and 9, 2008, I’ll host a works-in-progress conference for junior property scholars at Widener Law School in Harrisburg, PA.  I’m pretty flexible on the definition of “junior property scholar,” though the basic rule of thumb is teaching for six or fewer years.  People who are from outside the U.S. or teach in related fields would be very welcome.

The basic idea is to give junior people a forum to get feedback on their scholarship and to get to know each other.  There will be two types of presentations.  First, people with a paper that is pretty far along can submit their paper in advance for people to read before the conference.  The conference is timed in part to allow people to get drafts ready for the Spring law review submission season.  Second, people with early-stage ideas can present their thoughts to the group to get feedback.

The exact structure of the conference will depend on how many people want to attend.  To give me a rough head count, please e-mail me (dbbarros@mail.widener.edu) if you think you might want to join us.   Please note that because this is a works-in-progress conference, we’ll ask attendees to cover their travel and hotel costs.  We’ll cover the meals.

Ben Barros

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