Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The University of Memphis Law Review has extended its deadline for symposium abstract submissions until October 19th. The revised call for papers below also clarifies that the full drafts will be due at the beginning of January.
The University of Memphis Law Review Annual Symposium
March 18, 2016 in Memphis, TN
ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM
It is a pleasure to invite you to The University of Memphis Law Review’s 2016 Annual Symposium. The theme this year is “Urban Revitalization: The Legal Implications in Restoring a City.” As the name suggests, we will focus our attention on the legal issues of cities that face large turnover, abandonment, and blighted properties. The University of Memphis Law Review, organizer of the event, will host Symposium sessions at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at 1 North Front Street Memphis, TN 38103 on March 18, 2016.
The University of Memphis Law Review Symposium is held every spring on a topic of current interest to the student population, the legal community, and the city. The Symposium is a one-day CLE event. An issue of The Memphis Law Review will be published in conjunction.
This law symposium is unique in that it will be followed by a Community Summit at the Law School on March 19, 2016. The Summit is specifically designed for local, regional and state officials, civil leaders and others who put law and public policy into practice.
Topics of interest
With this symposiums focus on the legal implications of revitalizing distressed communities, neighborhoods, and properties, we are particularly interested in the intersection of law and policy as local government, together with community, institutional and philanthropic partners, deploy a wide variety of policies, strategies, and legal remedies to address blighted properties. Our topic specifically covers the areas of municipal, real property, and environmental law. Under this broad umbrella, we are particularly interested in articles addressing:
Code enforcement laws and policies to defeat residential blight
Mortgage foreclosure, bankruptcy and property abandonment
Use of data in the fight against blighted property
Criminal nuisance theory and procedure
Health law and Healthy Homes theory and procedure
Disparate impact in revitalizing neighborhoods
Property rights in the light of community beautification projects
Land banking functions, structures and legislative requirements
Tax delinquency and issues of takings or eminent domain
Disparate racial impact in neighborhood stabilization policies and practices
HUD’s new affirmative fair housing policy in blighted urban neighborhoods
Administrative versus judicial remedies in property revitalization
Special purpose housing and environmental courts
Public policies and programs for better health in homes and neighborhoods
Guide for authors
The deadline to submit abstracts is October 19, 2015. To submit your abstract, please click on the following link: http://law.bepress.com/expresso/
Click “Submit Now” and search for The University of Memphis Law Review. Follow the remaining prompts to upload and submit your article. Please identify your submission as a symposium proposal so it will be sent to the correct editor.
You may also submit directly to The University of Memphis Law Review through email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for submission of abstracts: October 19, 2015
Notification of acceptance: November 1, 2015
Article due: January 1, 2016
For any additional questions about the event or about submitting an article, please email Kelly Masters Peevyhouse at email@example.com.
I'm looking forward to the symposium in March. I hope to see some of you there!