Tuesday, January 8, 2019

CFP: Institute for Law Teaching and Learning Summer Conference

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This just in from Emily Grant (Washburn):

CALL FOR PRESENTATION PROPOSALS

Institute for Law Teaching and Learning Summer Conference

“Teaching Today’s Law Students”

June 3-5, 2019

Washburn University School of Law

Topeka, Kansas

The Institute for Law Teaching and Learning invites proposals for conference workshops addressing the many ways that law professors and administrators are reaching today’s law students.   With the ever-changing and heterogeneous nature of law students, this topic has taken on increased urgency for professors thinking about effective teaching strategies. 

The conference theme is intentionally broad and is designed to encompass a wide variety of topics – neuroscientific approaches to effective teaching; generational research about current law students; effective use of technology in the classroom; teaching first-generation college students; classroom behavior in the current political climate; academic approaches to less prepared students; fostering qualities such as growth mindset, resilience, and emotional intelligence in students; or techniques for providing effective formative feedback to students.

Accordingly, the Institute invites proposals for 60-minute workshopsconsistent with a broad interpretation of the conference theme. Each workshop should include materials that participants can use during the workshop and when they return to their campuses. Presenters should model effective teaching methods by actively engaging the workshop participants.  The Institute Co-Directors are glad to work with anyone who would like advice on designing their presentations to be interactive.

To be considered for the conference, proposals should be one page (maximum), single-spaced, and include the following information:

  • The title of the workshop;
  • The name, address, telephone number, and email address of the presenter(s); and
  • A summary of the contents of the workshop, including its goals and methods; and
  • A description of the techniques the presenter will use to engage workshop participants and make the workshop interactive.

The proposal deadline is February 15, 2019.  Submit proposals via email to Professor Emily Grant, Co-Director, Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, at emily.grant@washburn.edu.

January 8, 2019 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Weiss on Housing Incentives, Affordability, and the Issue of Location

WeissBrandon Weiss (UMKC) has posted Locating Affordable Housing: The Legal System's Misallocation of Subsidized Housing Incentives (Hastings Law Journal) on SSRN. Here's the abstract:

The primary goal of subsidized housing policy in the United States is to increase access to affordable housing for low-income households. Yet data show that states disproportionately award low-income housing tax credits to finance the development of projects in neighborhoods where there is already a relatively high number of housing units available at similar rent levels. Through a fifty-state study of state housing agency allocation rules, this Article evaluates the legal apparatus that facilitates this “misallocation problem.” I find that approximately seventy-five percent of states fail to make the provision of below-market rents a threshold requirement of receiving an award of low-income housing tax credits. As a result, locational choices often are dictated by private developers who are incentivized to develop where land is cheapest. I argue that states should revise their allocation rules to ensure that, as a default, tax credits are awarded to projects that offer at least a ten percent rent advantage as compared to the local private market. The Article considers challenges to this proposal related to lack of state housing agency autonomy, federal framework limitations, land costs, and local political opposition and, in each case, offers a variety of responses.

 

January 2, 2019 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, December 30, 2018

AALS Property Law Section Announcements

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A message from Priya Gupta, the AALS Property Law Section chair:

Dear all,

Greetings from your AALS Section on Property Law!

First, if you are considering coming to the AALS Annual Meeting in January, but are still looking for inspiration, look no further! We have two fantastic panels and our business meeting breakfast lined up for January:

Works-in-Progress Session

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 | 3:30pm – 4:45pm

Nancy Chi Cantalupa, Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law

John Infranca, Suffolk University Law School

Christopher K. Odinet, University of Oklahoma College of Law

Moderator: Priya S. Gupta, Southwestern Law School

** The Property Section Business Meeting will be held on Friday, January 4 from 7am - 8:30am. **

Property, Capitalism, and Structural Inequality

Friday, January 4th, 2019 | 10:30am ‐ 12:15pm

Andrea Boyack, Washburn University School of Law

Carol Rose, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law & Yale Law School

Etienne Toussaint, University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law

Frank Upham, NYU School of Law

Moderator: Priya S. Gupta, Southwestern Law School

Hope to see everyone in New Orleans later this week!

December 30, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, December 10, 2018

Lisa Alexander Named Texas A&M Presidential Impact Fellow

Robert-ahdieh-and-lisa-alexanderHere at the Property Prof Blog, we love to share the successes of our readers. Today we share some exciting news from Texas A&M where Lisa Alexander was recently among the 21 recipients honored as a University Presidential Impact Fellow. The award is given to Texas A&M system faculty members "who embrace grand challenges, commit to core values and embody the unique “can-do” spirit that distinguishes Texas Aggies in service through education." 

For more information on the award and Lisa's research, click here. Congratulations, Lisa!

December 10, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

CFP: SEALS Discussion Group on "Property Beyond Boundaries"

UnknownA basic proposition in property circles is that Property is about conflicts and relationships among people regarding claims to things or land. Property is thought to be static, unchanging, and inflexible, except by certain interests. However, boundaries change. Interests emerge. Claims settle. How property is shaped by interests, claims, and actions beyond its borders has changed over the years. Alongside those changes are shifts in definitions for what it means to be “an owner” or to have a legal “entitlement.” We examine how Property has shifted and continues to shift despite enduring commitments. This discussion group brings together new and experienced voices to explore the nature of property and the lens through which we view it. 

As a discussion group, we welcome works in progress at any stage.   If interested in participating, please contact Caprice Roberts (caprice.roberts@law.ufl.edu) or Marc Roark (mroark@sulc.edu).   The SEALS discussion groups are limited to twelve participants.

December 5, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, November 26, 2018

CFP: ALPS 2019 @Syracuse Law

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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 Iroquois).

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:

Until January 31, 2019: 
$195 (Regular)
$75 
(Full-time LL.M. or PhD students)

Beginning February 1, 2019:
$280 (Regular)
$125 (Full-time LL.M. or PhD students)

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

After reviewing and accepting submissions, ALPS will thematically group accepted papers and panels. Concurrent panels will be held on both days of the conference with each panel session lasting approximately 90 minutes and including both individual presentations and time for questions from the audience.

Information about accommodation and travel planning will be provided on the registration site. An opportunity to identify special needs will be included in the registration form and organizers will make reasonable accommodations for all attendees requesting such accommodations. The host venue is a fully accessible facility and accedes requirements of the American with Disabilities Act.

We welcome scholarly participation from anywhere in the world and seek to include a broad range of diverse ideas and experiences in our conference discussions. For scholars interested in presenting a paper at the conference who are unable to travel to the conference venue as a direct result of recent travel restrictions put in place by the United States Government, ALPS will make video-conferencing opportunities available. ALPS also plans to make available live stream coverage of plenary sessions. Video conference participation is limited to those with unique circumstances. By way of reference, the travel restrictions enacted in 2018 impact travel from Libya, Iran, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen (with some restrictions applied to North Korea and Venezuela). If you will be seeking a visa to travel to the conference and are prevented from doing so by these restrictions, please contact ALPS at ALPS2019@syr.edu and we will discuss the possibility of distance participation via live video connection. Note: ALPS is unable to provide advice or assistance with respect to visa matters.

Please direct all inquiries to: ALPS2019@syr.edu

November 26, 2018 in Conferences | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, November 16, 2018

CFP: ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law

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This just in from Tim Iglesias (San Francisco):

Dear Fellow Professors: 

I am writing to ask you to encourage your students to participate in the 2019 ABA Forum of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law annual Student Legal Writing Competition.

The competition is open to current law students writing on a question of significance in affordable housing, fair housing or community development law. The winning entry will be awarded a prize of $1,000, up to $1000 in expenses to attend the Forum’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., and publication of the article in the Forum’s Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law. The deadline for submission of entries is March 8, 2019, and the winner will be announced by April 7, 2019. Please refer here for official rules for further details.

Professors who teach property law, land use law, local government law, real estate transactions, environmental law, civil rights law, poverty law and related courses and clinics are in an ideal position to encourage students to participate in the competition. Each year, many of the entries appear to have been prepared initially for seminars.

Please support the Forum’s Student Legal Writing Competition by encouraging your students to submit entries. If you have any questions, please contact me at iglesias@usfca.edu.

Best, 

Tim Iglesias
Editor-in-Chief
Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law

November 16, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Mulvaney on Regulatory Takings and the Values of Property Law

MulvaneyTimothy Mulvaney (Texas A&M) has posted Property-as-Society (Wisconsin Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract:

Modern regulatory takings disputes present a key battleground for competing conceptions of property. This Article offers the following account of the three leading theories: a libertarian view sees property as creating a sphere of individual freedom and control (property-as-liberty); a pecuniary view sees property as a tool of economic investment (property-as-investment); and a progressive view sees property as serving a wide range of evolving communal values that include, but are not limited to, those advanced under both the libertarian and pecuniary conceptions (property-as-society). Against this backdrop, the Article offers two contentions. First, on normative grounds, it asserts that the conception of property-as-society presents a more useful structure for assessing whether an allocative choice is fair and just absent compensation than the conceptions of property-as-liberty and property-as-investment. Second, on doctrinal grounds, it suggests that the property-as-liberty conception has fallen from grace in takings jurisprudence since its peak in Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council in 1992; moreover, while the property-as-investment understanding remains of some force, the property-as-society conception has ascended to a position of jurisprudential prominence, as most recently evidenced in both the majority and the dissenting opinions in the 2017 matter of Murr v. Wisconsin.

November 14, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Dickinson on State and Federal Law, Gravity, and the Public Use Doctrine

2018geralddickinsonsquare150x150Gerald S. Dickinson (Pittsburgh) has posted Federalism, Convergence, and Divergence in Constitutional Property (University of Miami Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract:

Federal law exerts a gravitational force on state actors, resulting in widespread conformity to federal law and doctrine at the state level. This has been well recognized in the literature, but scholars have paid little attention to this phenomenon in the context of constitutional property. Traditionally, state takings jurisprudence—in both eminent domain and regulatory takings—has strongly gravitated towards the Supreme Court’s takings doctrine. This long history of federal-state convergence, however, was disrupted by the Court’s controversial public use decision in Kelo v. City of New London. In the wake of Kelo, states resisted the Court’s validation of the economic development justification for public use, instead choosing to impose expansive private property protections beyond the federal minima. This resistance thus raises a fundamental puzzle: despite the fracturing of public use doctrine following Kelo, states continue to converge around the force of and be lured by the Court’s regulatory takings jurisprudence. Why is this? This Article argues that the most persuasive explanation is the political economy; that is, where homeowners are perceived to be underprotected by Supreme Court decisions, state actors are more likely to diverge from federal doctrine to grant greater protections as opposed to when the challenger is a developer-landowner. The Court has not underprotected a homeowner in a regulatory takings challenge in a manner that would spark a similar post-Kelo state resistance. Few scholars have explored this mystery and offered conceptual and doctrinal explanations on the value of state divergence from federal takings doctrine in our federalist regime.

 

 

November 6, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Crocker on Takings Claims and Ripeness

CrockerKatherine Mims Crocker (Post-doc at Duke) has posted A Prudential Take on a Prudential Takings Doctrine (Michigan Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract:

The Supreme Court is set to decide a case requesting reconsideration of a doctrine that has long bedeviled constitutional litigants and commentators. The case is Knick v. Township of Scott, and the doctrine is the “ripeness” rule from Williamson County Regional Planning Commission v. Hamilton Bank that plaintiffs seeking to raise takings claims under the Fifth Amendment must pursue state-created remedies first — the so-called “compensation prong” (as distinguished from a separate “takings prong”). This Essay argues that to put the compensation prong in the best light possible, the Court should view the requirement as a “prudential” rule rather than (as it has previously done) a constitutional one. It then argues that the Court should reject this doctrine not because it is a prudential rule, which would follow a larger trend in recent case discussions, but because it is a bad prudential rule. This path is the prudential one because casting doubt on prudential rules more generally could cause a significant set of additional doctrines to suffer unintended and unwelcome consequences.

 

 

November 6, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Burkhart on Allowing Private Sales in Mortgage Foreclosure

Burkh002Ann Burkhart (Minnesota) has posted Fixing Foreclosure (Yale Law & Policy Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract:

Since the American Revolution, mortgage foreclosures have consisted of a public auction of the mortgaged property. Judges and state legislators at the time believed that an auction was the best way to obtain a fair price for the land. Though that belief soon proved to be mistaken, the sale method remains unchanged.

Before the real estate and mortgage markets crashed in 2007, only two significant empirical studies of foreclosure sales existed, and they involved small numbers of foreclosures. Because the crash resulted in millions of home foreclosures, it has provided a rich data source. As a result, economists, social scientists, and others have produced a wealth of empirical studies on foreclosure sales and their effects both before and after the crash. Three lines of research now clearly establish that foreclosure by public auction is seriously flawed. These studies first prove that, in this country, even a voluntary real estate auction normally produces a lower sale price than a private sale. A second line of studies shows that foreclosure usually is harmful not just for the land owner, but also for the lender, neighboring property owners, and the community. The third line of studies proves that property sells for more when, rather than foreclosing after default, a lender allows a private sale of the property. These studies make a very powerful case for foreclosure reform.

Fortunately, an established and effective method for selling foreclosed land already exists — listing it for sale with a real estate agent. Currently, the lender conducts a foreclosure, frequently purchases at the sale, and then lists the property for sale with a real estate agent. This process is time consuming, expensive, and harmful. Initially listing the property for sale with a real estate agent, rather than first auctioning it, eliminates these problems, and the success of the process has been proven. England, Ireland, Wales, and some Canadian provinces use this method very effectively, and it could readily be implemented in the United States.

November 6, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, October 22, 2018

CFP: Oxford Studies in Private Law Theory

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Oxford University Press is pleased to announce the launch of Oxford Studies in Private Law Theory, edited by Paul Miller (Notre Dame) and John Oberdiek (Rutgers), and to issue a call for papers for the first volume. 

Oxford Studies in Private Law Theory is a series of biennial volumes showcasing the best article-length work across private law theory.  The series will publish exceptional work exploring the full range of private law’s domains and doctrines—including contract, property, tort, and fiduciary law as well as equity, unjust enrichment, and remedies—and employing diverse methodological approaches to individual areas of private law as well as to private law in general.  Submissions should be approximately 12,000 words, inclusive of footnotes.  The deadline for submission is May 6th, 2019.

All accepted papers will be presented at a workshop at Notre Dame’s Global Gateway campus in London in late summer/early fall 2019.  The Notre Dame Program in Private Law will cover the expense of contributors’ travel and accommodation.  

To submit a paper for consideration, please email John Oberdiek at oberdiek AT law.rutgers.edu.

October 22, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Sprankling on Property Rights in Cannabis and Questions of Federalism

SpranklingJohn251x304John Sprankling (McGeorge) has posted Owning Marijuana (Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy) on SSRN. Here's the abstract:

Legal marijuana is the fastest-growing industry in the United States. Tens of thousands of new businesses have arisen to meet the demand created by over 34 million Americans who use marijuana. And the millions of pounds of marijuana grown, processed, and sold this year will generate more than $11 billion in revenue. This industry is premised on the assumption that marijuana ownership will be protected by law. But can marijuana be owned? This Article is the first scholarship to explore the issue.

Federal law classifies marijuana as contraband per se in which property rights cannot exist. Yet the Article demonstrates that marijuana can now be owned under the law of most states, even though no state statute or decision expressly addresses the issue. This conflict presents a fundamental question of federalism: Can property rights exist under state law if they are forbidden by federal law? The Article explains why federal law does not preempt state law on marijuana ownership.

This creates a paradox: state courts and other state authorities will protect property rights in marijuana, but their federal counterparts will not. The Article analyzes the challenges that this hybrid approach to marijuana ownership poses for businesses and individuals. It also examines the fragmented status of marijuana ownership in the interstate context, where business transactions involve states with conflicting approaches to the issue.

October 17, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, October 15, 2018

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: John Marshall-Chicago Seeks Property Visitor

Spring 2019 Full-Time Faculty Podium Visitors

The John Marshall Law School in Chicago seeks one or two full-time visiting faculty members for the Spring 2019 semester. We need coverage in the areas of Civil Procedure(evening course), Secured Transactions, and Estates & Trusts. The appointment is for one semester, but we will be seeking visitors for the 2019–2020 academic year in these areas plus some combination of Evidence, Criminal Law, and Property.

Candidates should have taught full-time at an ABA-approved law school.

To Apply:

Submit a current CV, cover letter, and three professional references to Associate Dean David Sorkin at 7sorkin@jmls.edu. The review will begin immediately and continue on a rolling basis until one or both positions are filled. We may request a Skype or in-person interview and submission of prior teaching evaluations.

The John Marshall Law School, finding any invidious discrimination inconsistent with the mission of free academic inquiry, does not discriminate in admission, services, or employment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic characteristics, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

October 15, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: UMKC Seeks Visiting Property Prof

Job Announcement – Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor for Property

The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law seeks to hire a visiting professor for the Spring 2019 semester to teach Property II and perhaps one other course that meets an area of need. 

UMKC School of Law seeks faculty members with a strong commitment to educating lawyers for the twenty-first century, and those who will actively participate in our collegial, collaborative community. It is the urban law school of the University of Missouri System and is located on a beautiful landscaped campus in the Country Club Plaza area of Kansas City, Missouri, a vibrant metropolitan area of more than two million people. UMKC offers courses leading to J.D. or LL.M. degrees for approximately 400 students. 

UMKC is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor – Human Resources at 816-235-1621. To request ADA accommodations, please call the Office of Affirmative Action at 816-235-1323.

Applicants must apply through the UMKC’s Human Resources website: http://www.umkc.edu/hr/career-opportunities/default.asp.

Inquiries may be sent to:

Professor Kenneth Ferguson
Chair Appointments Committee
500 E. 52nd St.
Kansas City, MO 64110
FergusonK@umkc.edu

October 10, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Top Ten Most Cited Property Law Professors @Brian Leiter's Law School Reports Blog

Check out Brian Leiter's blog for the top ten most-cited property professors in the U.S. for the period between 2013-2017.

October 6, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, October 1, 2018

CFP: Socio-Legal Approaches to Property @LSA

LSAThis just in from John Felipe Acevedo (Alabama): 

CALL FOR PAPERS: Socio-Legal Approaches to Property – CRN 49

Panels to be held at the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting
May 30-June 2 2019, Washington DC

Abstract Deadline – October 25th 2018 

Submissions

We invite original, unpublished submissions from scholars at any stage of their careers. We are interested in empirically-based papers examining any issues related to the treatment of land and other tangible things as property. Topics may include but are not limited to: land tenure; indigenous forms of property; collectives and property pluralism; land use; symbols of property; resource extraction; civil forfeiture, inheritance; embodied property; redistribution of property; social movements and resistance to property. We will consider all empirically-grounded papers that focus on tangible property, anywhere in the world. All kinds of empirical methods are welcome, including historical, statistical, interviews, comparative, ethnographic, case study, discourse analysis, etc. Also note that papers submitted for publication, but not yet accepted, are also welcome.

If you have a book you would like discussed in a panel session, then please get in touch as we are hoping to have an “authors meet readers” session. Also, if you would be interested in serving as a session chair or discussant please let us know.

We are hoping to have as many panels as possible, so please submit your work, and encourage your colleagues and students to the same!

To submit your paper for consideration, please provide the following information at our website https://slap-propertylaw.org/ or email Antonia Layard, Antonia.layard@bristol.ac.uk or Dave Cowan, d.s.cowan@bristol.ac.uk

•         A 100-250 word abstract describing the topic, methodological approach, and findings (or expected findings) of your paper. For more detailed instructions on composing abstracts, see LSA website.

•         The paper title

•         Your contact information including affiliation, discipline(s), and email

 Submission deadline

The deadline for submission is 11:59 PM Eastern Time on October 25th.

We will notify all authors about the results of their submissions by email within about a week. If accepted, authors will receive instructions about how to submit abstracts directly to the Law and Society Association which must be done before 7th November 2018.

Questions

If you would like to be removed from our mailing list please contact John Acevedo, [jacevedo@law.ua.edu]jacevedo@law.ua.edu. If you have questions regarding abstract submission please contact either Antonia Layard Antonia.layard@bristol.ac.uk or Dave Cowan d.s.cowan@bristol.ac.uk.

October 1, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, September 16, 2018

REMINDER CFPs: AALS Property Law Section (Program Panel & WIP Session)

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REMINDER: The AALS Section on Property Law is pleased to announce two Calls for Papers for the AALS 2019 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana: 

Call for Papers for AALS Section on Property Law: 
Property, Capitalism, and Structural Inequality 

Property Law Program at the AALS Annual Meeting 
Friday, January 4th, 2019 | 10:30am ‐ 12:15pm 
Property, Capitalism, and Structural Inequality 

With the rise of the individualized ‘gig economy’, the increasing reliance on financial actors in economic and urban development projects, the privatization of pension arrangements and attacks on unions, and the scandals of inequality and housing crises in many places around the world, it is hard not to recognize that the role of property in globalized forms of capitalism has been shifting over the past decades. These transformations manifest themselves legally in the forms of property, the identities of property holders - and relatedly, the patterns of social life - that are seen as legitimate and as worthy of protection and perpetuation. Newly empowered agents, governance mechanisms, and discourses provide the conceptual and material architecture that support these transformations. This panel attempts to contextualize those shifts by engaging with local, regional, and global instantiations of transnational patterns of property concentration and exclusion, and their justifications. 

Please submit your 300 – 400 word abstract submissions in Word or PDF to the Property Section Chair Priya Gupta at psgupta@swlaw.edu with “Submission: AALS PropertyCapitalism” in the subject line. Submissions must be received by August 31, 2018 EXTENDED: September 21, 2018. Preference will be given to abstracts of projects that are substantially complete and that offer novel scholarly insights. Untenured scholars in particular are encouraged to submit their work. 

Presenters will be responsible for paying their registration fee and hotel and travel expenses. 

Call for Papers for AALS Section on Property Law: 

Works-in-Progress Session at the AALS Annual Meeting 
Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 | 3:30pm – 4:45pm 

The AALS Property Law Section is organizing a works-in-progress session for pre-tenure scholars at this year’s annual meeting. This is meant to be an opportunity to present and get feedback on drafts that will not be published as of January 2019 and where feedback would be helpful. In addition to having the opportunity to share work through the panel, presenters will be matched with a senior scholar who will provide comments. 

Please submit your 300 – 400 word abstract submissions in Word or PDF to the Property Section Chair Priya Gupta at psgupta@swlaw.edu with “Submission: AALS Property WorksInProgress” in the subject line. Submissions must be received by August 31, 2018 EXTENDED: September 21, 2018. 

Presenters will be responsible for paying their registration fee and hotel and travel expenses. 

** Please also note that the Property Section Business Meeting will be held on Friday, January 4 from 7am - 8:30am. ** 

September 16, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, September 9, 2018

CFP: ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law

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ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law
Call for Papers
Sustainability in Affordable Housing, Fair Housing & Community Development

Abstracts due October 15, 2018

Drafts due January 1, 2019

 The Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law(the Journal)invites articles and essays on the theme of sustainability in affordable housing, fair housing and community development. Contributions couldexplore sustainability from environmental, economic, social or political perspectives and address topics ranging from green building and disaster preparedness/response to affordable housing preservation to funding for local fair housing organizations. Articles and essays could analyze new issues, tell success stories and draw lessons, or explore problems and propose legal and policy recommendations. The Journalwelcomes essays (typically 2,500–6,200 words) or articles (typically 7,000-10,000 words). 

In addition, the Journalwelcomes articles and essays on any of the Journal’straditional subjects: affordable housing, fair housing and community/economic development. Topics could include important developments in the field; federal, state, local and/or private funding sources; statutes, policies or regulations; and empirical studies.

The Journalis the nation’s only law journal dedicated to affordable housing and community development law.  The Journaleducates readers and provides a forum for discussion and resolution of problems in these fields by publishing articles from distinguished law professors, policy advocates and practitioners.

Interested authors are encouraged to send an abstract describing their proposals to the Journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Tim Iglesias, at iglesias@usfca.eduby October 15, 2018. Submissions of final articles and essays are due by January 1, 2019.The Journal also accepts submissions on a rolling basis. Please do not hesitate to contact the Editor with any questions.

September 9, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Professors' Corner: Sustainable Zoning in a Post-Industrial City

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Professors' Corner
A FREE monthly webinar featuring a panel of law professors, addressing topics of interest to practitioners of real estate and trusts/estates
Members of DIRT are welcome to register and participate
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
12:30 p.m. Eastern/11:30 a.m. Central/9:30 a.m. Pacific


Hartford's Experiment: Sustainable Zoning in a Post-Industrial City

Speaker:

Sara C. Bronin, Thomas F. Gallivan Chair in Real Property Law and Faculty Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Law, University of Connecticut School of Law

Moderator:

Professor R. Wilson Freyermuth, University of Missouri Law School
 
Comprehensive zoning reform is a critical legal tool for urban revitalization of post-industrial cities and towns. Professor Bronin’s presentation will provide context for why re-zonings may be desirable, which communities have adopted them, and associated procedural and substantive issues. 
 
Using Hartford as an example, Professor Bronin will discuss how the city navigated its comprehensive re-zoning to advance four central goals—economic growth, environmental sustainability, access and mobility, and food security—and the lessons learned during the process.
 
You may register for the program at http://ambar.org/ProfessorsCorner

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