Friday, November 8, 2019

CFP: ALPS 2020 @Tulane Law

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Friends one and all! It's the time of year we've all been waiting for: the ALPS 2020 Call for Papers has been released! of's in my hometown! You can be sure that our hostess with the mostest Sally Brown Richardson and her team at Tulane Law will put on quite a spectacular conference! Get registered and submit today!

CALL for Papers
11th Annual Conference on Law, Property, and Society

ALPS will hold its 11th annual meeting at Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana on May 21­–23, 2020. The dates include optional pre-conference field trips during the day and an evening reception on Thursday, May 21. The academic portion of the conference will be on Friday, May 22, and Saturday, May 23, with concurrent panels and plenary sessions running all day on both days. 

Paper submissions on any subject related to property law and the practices that shape property norms and institutions are welcome. ALPS has a strong commitment to international and interdisciplinary diversity, and paper topics reflecting that commitment are encouraged. ALPS accepts both individual paper submissions and proposals for fully formed panels (usually 3 to 4 presenters, sometimes including films or multimedia outputs).  

While papers on any topic of property law are welcome, some possible organizing themes might include property in relation to land use planning, zoning, water law, environmental law, energy law, mortgages and financing, land titles, housing issues, real estate development, historic preservation, property of Indigenous people, comparative perspectives on property law, race and gender issues in property, intellectual property rights, property theory, and takings law. ALPS welcomes presentations of projects at all stages of development, from recently published to early-stage ideas.

Submissions should include an abstract of no more than 250 words. In addition, submissions must include: (1) the name of the submitting scholar, (2) the scholar’s institution, (3) an email for contact, and (4) where appropriate, parallel information for any coauthors. If submitting a panel, please ensure that an abstract for each paper accompanies the submission and that each abstract also includes the name of the panel. Email submissions to [email protected].  Authors and panel proposers will be notified of the acceptance of their individual submissions or proposed panel on a rolling basis starting after November 11, 2019. The deadline for submitting papers and panels is January 31, 2020. All individuals will be notified of the acceptance of their submission by February 14, 2020. 

In general, each presenter will be limited to one research paper presentation per conference, although some exceptions may be made for special discussion groups or other unique thematic panels. After reviewing and accepting submissions, ALPS will thematically group accepted papers and panels. Concurrent panels will be held on both days of the conference with each panel session lasting approximately 90 minutes and including both individual presentations and time for questions from the audience.

Conference registration will open November 11, 2019 and will close on April 1, 2020.  The cost of registration is as follows:

                                                       Regular           Full-time LL.M. or PhD students

Until February 21, 2020                     $175                $75

Beginning February 22, 2020             $250                $125

All attendees must register for the conference, and presenters must register before April 1, 2020, to ensure a place on the final conference program. To register for the conference, please visit after November 11, 2019. Information about accommodations and travel planning will be provided on the registration site. An opportunity to identify special needs will be included in the registration form and organizers will make best efforts to facilitate accommodations. The host venue is a fully accessible facility.

Please direct all inquiries to Sally Richardson (conference host) ([email protected]) or Jess Shoemaker (program committee chair) ([email protected]).

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