Monday, October 18, 2010
It seems to me that there is a relative lack of law review symposia on property-related issues. I don't have any solid data to go on, but it seems to me that there should be more property symposia given that (a) there are lots of property profs out there and (b) there are so many amazingly cool property issues that would benefit from consideration in a symposium.
This leads me to two questions. First, do you agree that property symposia seem scarce? Second, what specific subjects do you think would make good symposium topics? Off the top of my head, I'd like to see symposia on (1) the judicial takings issue; (2) home and the law; (3) statutory reform of property law; (4) the future of estates, future interests, and the RAP in light of the proposed Restatement (Third); (5) the future of adverse possession; (6) common interest communities; (7) critical evaluations of the new "progressive" property; (8) the relationship between property and liberty.
Organizing symposia, of course, can be a bit of a pain. But if there is enough interest out there, it might be possible to come up with a plan to coordinate symposia, perhaps under the auspices of ALPS.
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