Monday, April 28, 2008

Property Section Call For Papers: Hernando de Soto and Property in a Market Economy

800pxsan_diego_skyline01 Call for Papers—Hernando de Soto and Property in a Market Economy

Extended Program of the AALS Section on Property Law

The Section on Property Law has proposed a three-hour extended program on “Hernando de Soto and Property in a Market Economy” at the AALS annual meeting in San Diego on Wednesday, January 7, 2009.  The papers presented during the program will take a wide range of approaches to applying the significance of Mr. de Soto’s work to property issues that arise in a mature market economy such as the United States.  Speakers tentatively scheduled to participate include Greg Alexander (Cornell), Nicole Garnett (Notre Dame); Eduardo Penalver (Cornell), Carol Rose (University of Arizona), and Lior Strahilevitz (University of Chicago).  Tentative arrangements have been made to publish the papers from the panel in a book from Ashgate Publishing.

One or more speakers for the panel will be selected through this call for papers.  Because of limited time slots available at the AALS meeting, some proposals may be accepted for publication in the book but not given a speaking slot.  Proposals should consist of a 250-500 word abstract, and should be submitted by June 15, 2008 by e-mail to D. Benjamin Barros, Chair of the Property Section, at

As is always the case with AALS annual meeting programs, presenters must pay their own travel and accommodation expenses, typically with the support of their home institutions.

Ben Barros

San Diego photo from PD Photo via Wikicommons

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