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Association for Law, Property, & Society Annual Meeting Pepperdine Caruso School of Law (Malibu, California, USA) June 13-15, 2024

Malibu, California
Organization: Association of Law Property & Society
Categories: Comparative, Interdisciplinary, Popular Culture, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, Miscellaneous
Event Date: 2024-06-13 to 2024-06-15 Abstract Due: 2023-12-31


Annual Meeting on Law, Property, and Society


The Association for Law, Property & Society (ALPS) will hold its next annual meeting in person at the Pepperdine Caruso School of Law in Malibu, California, USA, from June 13­-15, 2024.


Mission Statement

ALPS is an open and welcoming international organization of scholars and teachers engaged in a wide range of interdisciplinary research covering all aspects of property law, policy, and theory, and the role property plays in social structures, human relationships, and ecology.  We seek to promote informed dialogue among diverse scholars at all stages of their careers from around the world and in many disciplines through conferences, publications, workshops, and mentoring.


Meeting Agenda


The ALPS meeting dates include an optional pre-conference field trip on the afternoon of Thursday, June 13. There will also be a welcome reception after the field trip.


The academic portion of the conference will take place on Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June and 15, with concurrent panels and plenary sessions running on both days. Please follow the ALPS Annual Meeting webpage (https://alps-law.org/annual-meeting) for more information as the conference and associated meeting events are finalized, including links to register for the meeting.


Meeting Themes


For more than a decade, ALPS has fostered dialogue among diverse scholars from diverse disciplines around the world on all aspects of property, law, and society. ALPS annual meetings include participants representing numerous countries and working in common law, civil law, Indigenous laws, international law, transnational law, and mixed legal traditions. Presentation submissions on any subject related to property law and the practices that shape property norms and institutions are welcome. Possible organizing themes include, but are not limited to: land use planning, zoning, water law, environmental law, energy law, mortgages and financing, land titles, legal issues related to housing and homelessness, real estate development, cultural property, historic and heritage preservation, property of Indigenous peoples, comparative perspectives on property law, race and gender issues in property, intellectual property rights, property theory, and takings law. ALPS maintains, at its core, a strong commitment to international and interdisciplinary diversity, and topics reflecting that commitment are encouraged.


Submissions Guidelines and Participation Options


ALPS welcomes presentations of projects at all stages of development, from recently published works to early-stage ideas. ALPS accepts both individual paper submissions and proposals for fully formed panels (usually 3 to 4 presenters, sometimes including films or multimedia outputs).  


In general, each presenter will be limited to one research paper presentation per conference, although some exceptions may be made for special discussion or roundtable groups, plenary panels, commentary roles, or other particularly unique thematic panels. After reviewing and accepting submissions, ALPS will thematically group the accepted papers and panels. In-person concurrent panels will be held on both the Friday and Saturday of the conference with each panel session lasting approximately 90 minutes and including both individual presentations (10-15 minutes) and time for questions (5-10 minutes, depending on the length of the presentation) from the audience.


All submissions should be submitted through the ALPS Conference Proposal Submission Portal (https://alps-law.org/submissions). As the Submission Portal indicates, submissions must include: (1) a presentation title, (2) a 250 word (maximum) abstract, (3) the name of the submitting scholar, (4) an email for contact, (5) the scholar’s institutional affiliation, (6) a list of keywords, and (7) where appropriate, parallel information for any coauthors, including whether they will be co-presenting or should be listed as non-presenting coauthors. If submitting a full panel, please ensure that an abstract for each paper and the accompanying information for each panelist is filled out within the Submission Portal.


The deadline for submitting papers and panels is December 31, 2023. No late submissions will be accepted. Authors and panel proposers will be notified of the acceptance of their papers and panels by late February. 


**Please note that accepted abstracts may be included in a “long program” for participants and may be made publicly available. Please indicate upon submission of your abstract if you do not wish to have your abstract included and would instead prefer to have your presentation only identified by the title provided.




All meeting attendees must register, whether seeking to present a paper or not. Conference registration will open on the conference website by early March and will close on May 1, 2024.

To ensure a place on the final conference program, all presenters must register before May 1, 2024.


Further information about accommodations, travel planning, the field trip, welcome reception, and other events will be provided on the registration site and ALPS Annual Meeting webpage (https://alps-law.org/annual-meeting) as they become available. Any questions regarding the conference should be directed to conference@alps-law.org.





Sara Ross