Saturday, November 10, 2018

Call for Papers: 10th Annual Conference on Law, Property, and Society (ALPS)

Call for Papers 10th Annual Conference on Law, Property, and Society

For more information, as well as registration, please visit:

The Association for Law, Property & Society (ALPS) is an organization for those engaged in
scholarship on all aspects of property law and society. Its annual meeting brings together scholars
from different disciplines and from around the world to discuss their work and to foster dialogue
among those working in property law, policy, planning, social scientific field studies, modeling,
and theory. Most annual meetings include participants attending from six continents, representing
numerous counties, and working in common law, civil law, Indigenous law, and mixed legal
traditions. ALPS will hold its 10th Annual meeting at Syracuse University, in Syracuse New York,
May 16-18. The dates include a pre-conference reception on the evening of May 16; full day
meetings on May 17-18, each with continental breakfast, lunch, and light reception; and an
optional field trip during the day on May 16. Field trip detail will be available prior to registration
and tentatively include a visit to the Oneida Indian Nation of New York. The Oneida Indian Nation
is one of the original members of the Haudenosaunee people (also known as the Six Nation of the

Paper submissions on any subject related to property law and the practices that shape property
norms and institutions are welcome. ALPS has a strong commitment to international and
interdisciplinary diversity, and paper topics reflecting that commitment are encouraged. ALPS
accepts both individual paper submissions and proposals for fully formed panels (usually 3 to 4
presenters, sometimes including films or multimedia outputs). Individually organized sessions of
full panels may have as few as 3 presenters; all sessions with individually submitted papers will
typically have at least 4 presenters. Submissions may be of full paper drafts and completed
projects, or early works-in-progress.

While papers on any topic of property law are welcome, some possible organizing themes might
include property in relation to...

• Disability law, the Built Environment, and Accessibility • Indigenous People • Energy Law • Water Law • Climate Change • Land Use Planning, Land Regulation, and Zoning • Historic Preservation • Property and Real Estate Development • Environment • Housing • Human Rights • Natural Law • Tax • Mortgages and Financing • Land Titles / Land Registries • Tenure • Estates • Conveyancing • Intellectual Property, Patents, Trademark, Copyright • Property Theory • Theoretical Approaches to Property: e.g. Feminist; Economic; Empirical; Behavioral; Semiotic • Historical Perspectives on Property • Takings, Confiscation, and Compensation

Submissions should include an abstract of no more than 250 words. In addition, submissions must include: (1) the name of the submitting scholar, (2) the scholar’s institution, and (3) an email contact for the author or authors. If submitting a panel, please insure that an abstract for each paper accompanies the submission and that each abstract includes the name of the panel. Abstracts may be submitted beginning October 10, 2018. Submissions may be made via the concerned webpages. Authors and panel proposers will be notified of the acceptance of their individual submissions or proposed panel on a rolling basis starting after December 1, 2018. In general, each presenter will be limited to one research paper presentation per conference, although some exceptions may be made for special discussion groups or other unique thematic panels. The deadline for submitting papers and panels is February 20, 2019.

Conference registration will open December 1, 2018. The cost of registration is as follows:

                                                           Regular           Full-time LL.M. or PhD students

Until January 31, 2019                  $195                $75

Beginning February 1, 2019         $280               $125

Registering for the conference authorizes ALPS to include your name, institutional affiliation, and e-mail in the official program for attendees.

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