Wednesday, January 24, 2018

ALPS and Other European Property Law Conferences this Summer

Get ready to pack your light summer jackets:  the annual Association of Property, Law, and Society (ALPS) conference heads to Maastricht this summer!  The 9th annual ALPS meeting at Maastricht University, The Netherlands on May 31-June 2, 2018.  Average June temperature for Maastricht:  61 degrees Fahrenheit (16 degrees Celsius).  Personally, this will be a welcome change from the New Orleans heat wave that begins to hit around that time.    

The call for papers for ALPS is open.  Abstracts of 250 words should be emailed to alps2018 at  The deadline for submitting papers and panels is February 28, 2018 but registration for the conference will continue to be available after that date.  Authors and panel proposers will be notified of the acceptance of their individual submissions or proposed panel on a rolling basis and, in all cases, by no later than March 9, 2018.  For more information on the ALPS conference, please visit  

As luck would have it, if you are flying to Europe for ALPS this summer, there are not one, but two other property law conferences you can attend.  Three property law conferences for the price of one international plane ticket.  This is a deal too good to pass up!

First, the Cambridge Centre for Property Law is hosting a conference on May 25 and May 26.  The conference will bring together property law scholars and practitioners from around the world to discuss important contemporary issues facing the law of real property.  A number of great property law scholars are slotted to be at the Cambridge Centre for Property Law conference including, but not limited to, Greg Alexander (Cornell), Ken Reid (Edinburgh), Nicholas Hopkins (Law Commission), Sue Bright (Oxford), Sjef van Erp (Maastricht), Tim Mulvaney (Texas A&M), John Lovett (Loyola), and many, many, many more!  To book a spot at the conference, go to  If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Douglas Maxwell at dskm2 at

Second, the 9th edition of the Young Property Lawyers Forum (YPLF) - which is a global network of young property lawyers - co-founded by Dr. Jill Robbie (Glasgow) and Dr. Bram Akkermans (Maastricht) will be held in Maastricht on Monday, May 28 and Tuesday, May 29.  The YPLF is a conference especially for young researchers (those working on a PhD or within five years of finishing a PhD) and where more senior property law scholars attend, comment and actively participate, but do not present themselves.  If you are a junior researcher in property law and would like to participate in the YPLF 2018 conference, please send an abstract of no more than 300 words to the organisers at yplf at by February 28, 2018.

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