Monday, January 25, 2016

CFP: Texas A&M Law symposium on sustainability in urban and rural communities

Sustainable Communities

Call for Papers — Open until February 12, 2016

Full Details Below

The Journal of Property Law at the Texas A&M University School of Law is hosting a one-day symposium at the Law School in Fort Worth on April 22, 2016, to consider the critical concerns for sustainability in urban and rural communities.

Symposium Description

Sustainable development is a delicate balance between the current need for economic growth and preserving the natural resources and ecosystems for future generations. Sustainability is a holistic approach incorporating environmental, cultural, economic, and social concerns and identifying how these areas intersect. With the continuing rural to urban migration, there is a critical need to incorporate innovative approaches, methods, and projects to urban city development.

Furthermore, the need to maintain rural sustainability is vital to urban development. There is a critical need to maintain agriculture integrity while managing and preserving natural resources. Agricultural integrity can be enhanced by the utilization of economic incentives, incorporation of new technologies, and the implementation of procedures that ensure adequate food safety.

This symposium, and online symposium edition, will aim to bring together scholars from a variety of disciplinary and methodological perspectives interested in advancing research on urban and rural sustainability.

Call for Abstracts

In an effort to encourage interdisciplinary dialogue, we welcome submissions from legal scholars and lawyers, environmental scholars, government officials and staff, international scholars, regulators discussing how their systems have handled these issues, and others who have a meaningful contribution on this topic. We also welcome submissions from advocacy organizations, think tanks, and other outside academia, but emphasize that this is a scholarly symposium and abstracts/papers will be held to academic standards of argumentation and support.

How to Participate:

If you are interested in participating, please send a one-page abstract of the paper you would plan to present to as soon as possible, but not later than February 12, 2016. If your abstract is selected, your final paper will be due on August 1, 2016, and you will be assigned a presentation slot.

All final papers will be eligible to be published with the Journal as part of an online symposium edition. We will accept papers of all styles (e.g., law review, medical, philosophy, or policy journal, etc.), but the paper should be limited to 8,000 to 12,000 words.

Travel Funding:

Travel funding may be available to cover reasonable airfare and lodging costs, based on need, for a limited number of individuals presenting at the symposium and publishing with the Journal. Please include a request for travel funding support when sending your abstract.

Contact Information:

Texas A&M University School of Law Journal of Property Law

1515 Commerce Street Fort Worth, Texas, 76102


Host Committee:

Editor-in-Chief: Hannah Elsaadi Managing Editor: Natalie Voels Executive Articles Editor: Simone White Executive Editor: David Fulton

Business Editor: Christopher Poorman Symposium Editor: Kenneth Moore

Faculty Advisors:

Associate Professor Gina S. Warren

Professor Gabriel Eckstein


Please contact Symposium Editor, Kenneth Moore, with any questions:

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