Friday, March 25, 2011
The 9th Biennial Conference takes place at the University of Southampton from Wednesday 21st - Friday 23rd March 2012. The conference series has its origins in the biennial conference first held by the University of Reading in 1996. Those conferences gave rise to the book, Modern Studies in Property Law which, since 2001, has been the medium for refereed publication of the conference papers. Modern Studies in Property Law 2012 will again be closely tied to publication of a volume of the book.
The opening keynote address on Wednesday 21st March will be delivered by Simon Gardner. On Thursday 22nd March the conference keynote address will be given by Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe.
Further details can be found on the conference website.
Call for Papers
Proposals for papers should be sent to MSPL2012@soton.ac.uk<mailto:MSPL2012@soton.ac.uk> by 31 July 2011. Proposals should include:
1. A short abstract (300 words)
2. A very brief CV (just a few lines)
A few points to bear in mind
1. All papers will be considered for publication in a volume of the book Modern Studies in Property Law. This is subject to a refereeing process and acceptance of the paper for the conference does not necessarily mean that the paper will be published in the book.
2. Historically, lots of papers are offered for the conference and it is hoped that this will continue. This does mean that not all papers can be accepted. The decision as to which papers to accept will be made by a panel of property lawyers.
3. All speakers will be asked to write a short synopsis of their paper six weeks before the conference so that this can be circulated to delegates in advance of the conference. The full version of the conference paper must be available three weeks before the start of the conference and will be circulated at the conference.
4. The refereeing process will take place immediately after the conference and will operate to a strict timescale to ensure timely publication of the book.
5. Chapters in the book should be in the region of 8,000-10,000 words.
6. Unfortunately, it is not possible to offer any funding towards the travel coasts or the costs of attending the conference, even for speakers.