Sunday, March 27, 2022

NCBE and Real Property Topics

This just in from the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE):

I write because the National Conference of Bar Examiners has just released the proposed outlines of the content to be tested on the future bar exam, expected to launch in 2026. The outlines include Real Property (see p. 30-35) and touch on which subjects will be tested and at what depth (some topics will require more in-depth knowledge and some less).

NCBE is looking for public comment on the scope and depth of subjects to be tested. The deadline for public comments is April 18.

For followers of the blog, you are welcome to weigh in by providing comments through the official commenting portal at

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Friday, March 4, 2022

Call for Papers: Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law

Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law


The Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law is the official publication of the Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law of the American Bar Association. The Journal is the nation's only law journal dedicated to affordable housing, fair housing and community development law. The Journal educates 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.

Article/Essay Length. The Journal welcomes essays (typically no longer than 6,000 words) or articles (typically 5,000 - 10,000 words). Generally, articles are more thoroughly researched and footnoted than essays.

Style. The writing should be appropriate for a readership that consists primarily of lawyers. Authors should avoid excess verbiage, long quotations and jargon. Authors should use gender-neutral language.

Footnotes. All references must be completely and accurately cited, using the citation style of the most recent edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.

Author Biography. Please include a brief description of your current professional affiliation.

Manuscript Preparation. Use footnotes rather than embedded citations; number pages; italicize rather than underline; use Word, WordPerfect, or an IBM-compatible program; and submit the manuscripts as e-mail attachments.

Prior Publication. Simultaneous submission of manuscripts to other publications is discouraged and must be brought to the attention of the editor of the Journal. Unless otherwise clearly noted, all manuscripts are expected to be original.

Copyright. The American Bar Association retains the copyright to all material published in Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law. Authors are asked to sign a copyright agreement that grants to the ABA the exclusive right of first publication, the nonexclusive right to reprint, and the right to use the work in other ABA media-including electronic, print, and other. Special arrangements, although discouraged, can be made for authors who must retain copyright to their articles.

Send Manuscripts to Anika Singh Lemar, Editor-in-Chief, [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>

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