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 This is meant to be an opportunity to present and get feedback on drafts that will not be published as of January 2019 and where feedback would be helpful.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. ** 

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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.

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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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