Monday, October 18, 2010

Property Symposia

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.

Ben Barros

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ooh I'll add to the wish list (1) carbon rights as property, (2) conservation easements, (3) implications of global climate change on property law

Posted by: Jessica Owley | Oct 18, 2010 12:50:51 PM

Of course I would add land use to the list. And I agree completely that property symposia/ conferences seem scarce. I personally would love to see more.

Posted by: Ken Stahl | Nov 17, 2010 3:09:43 PM

Agree. More on land use. Unfortunately, "property" increasingly seems to mean "property" in body parts, intellectual property, or tickets to major events; rather than the more relevant issues of land use. Example: try googling "property law journal" and see how many are about IP.

Posted by: Thomas Gibbons | Apr 11, 2011 8:16:45 PM

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