Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The early bird registration deadline for the AALS Annual Meeting is tomorrow, November 17th. For those on the fence about attending, I thought I'd post the sessions that appeared to be of particular interest to property profs. If I missed a session, please reference it in the comments.
Thursday, January 5
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
 Sections on Property Law and Real Estate Transactions Joint Program: Rethinking Urban Development
Moderators: Carol Brown (UNC) and Steven Eagle (George Mason)
2:30 - 3:40 p.m.
[4100L] What Property Professors Need to Know About the Mortgage Crisis: De Soto and the Title Security in the U.S.
Speakers: June Rose Carbone (UMKC); Nestor Davidson (Fordham); Rashmi Dyal-Chand (Northeastern); James Kelly, Jr. (Notre Dame)
[Note: I am very sad that these two programs overlap.]Friday, January 6
7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
 Property Law Breakfast
10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
 Section on Natural Resources Law, Co-Sponsored by Section on Environmental Law: Adaptation Strategies: Responding to Climate Change as the New Normal
 Section on Securities Regulation: Exploring the Regulatory Responses to the Financial Crisis
4:00 - 5:45 p.m.
 Section on Commercial and Related Consumer Law: The Uniform Commercial Code and the Mortgage Crisis
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
 AALS Gala Reception (it's at the National Building Museum!)
Saturday, January 7
8:30 - 10:15 a.m.
 Section on Agricultural Law: Contemporary Issues in the Federal Regulation of Agriculture
 Section on Art Law: From Creation to Curation: The Law of Museums
10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
 Section on Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services: Reviving Financial Institutions
 Section on Intellectual Property: Intellectual Property and International Trade
1:30 - 3:15 p.m.
 Section on Animal Law: Animals in Legal Context
Note: it appears that there will be discussion of "backyard chickens," one of my favorite topics.
 Section on Indian Nations and Indigeneous Peoples: The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act at 40
3:30 - 5:15 p.m.
 Section on State and Local Government Law, Co-Sponsored by Section on Law and Religion: The Impact of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act on State and Local Governments
 Section on Transaction Law and Skills: Transactional Law Teaching and Scholarship: Moving Forward
Sunday, January 8
9:00 - 10:45 a.m.
 Section on Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services: Rubber Hits Road: Implementing Dodd-Frank amid Reform Fatigue
There are dozens of other really interesting sessions that should appeal to everyone. I hope to see many Property Profs in DC!