Modern Studies in Property Law 2018
Tuesday 10 April 2018 – Thursday 12 April 2018
UCL Laws, Bentham House
The 12th Biennial MSPL Conference will be held at the newly refurbished Bentham House, home of the UCL Faculty of Laws, from Tuesday 10th April to Thursday 12th April 2018.
A dedicated Post-Graduate Research strand will be held on Thursday 12th April: further details and a call for papers for this strand will be released in September 2017.
We are delighted to announce that the MSPL keynote address will be delivered by Lady Justice Gloster on Wednesday April 11th, and will be followed by a drinks reception and conference dinner. We are also delighted that a plenary address will be presented by Professor Henry Smith, the Fessenden Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and the Reporter for the American Law Institute’s Fourth Restatement of Property.
The call for papers is now open and the closing date for submissions is Friday 25th August 2017.
If you have any queries or questions about the conference, please email us at: email@example.com
Call for papers
The scope of the subject-matter of the conference is wide, and, as in previous years, will include, for example, land law, the law of trusts, personal property law, property law theory, planning law, and the intersections between property law and other areas both within and beyond law. The conference provides a unique opportunity to present and discuss the latest research ideas in property law, and to network with academics, judges, and practitioners.
The main MSPL conference features two different formats for presenting original research in property law: full papers and work in progress sessions. A selection of the full papers will be published by Hart Publishing in the next volume of the very well-regarded series, Modern Studies in Property Law. By submitting a proposal for a full paper, you are agreeing for this paper to be considered for publication in the book. To facilitate informed discussion at the conference, all full papers will need to be available in at least a draft form by March 16th 2018. To facilitate completion of the book, all full papers will be required in final form by May 4th 2018. A process of peer-review will then determine inclusion in the book. Full papers should be in the region of 8,000 to 10,000 words.
Work in progress sessions offer the opportunity to present, and receive comments on, projects at an earlier stage. Papers in this category will not be eligible for submission to the conference book, but discussion and feedback received at the conference will assist in the development of the papers. To facilitate such discussion, a handout or outline must be received by March 16th 2018.
As in previous years, it is unfortunately not possible to offer any funding towards travel costs, or other costs incurred in attending the conference, and all delegates (including those presenting papers) must pay the applicable conference registration fees.
Proposals in response to this call for papers should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 25th August 2017. The requirements for proposals are set out below:
1. Indicate clearly the category for which they are submitted:
(a) full paper; or (b) work in progress.
2. Include a short abstract of the paper (max 300 words).
3. Include a very brief author/s CV (no more than three lines).
A panel of property lawyers will consider proposals and will communicate its decisions by mid-September 2017.Read more
Accommodation near UCL
UCL is located in the heart of the Bloomsbury district in London and is surrounded by a wealth of accommodation to suit all budgets.
Some local hotels, all within walking distance of the venue are:
- Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton
- The Academy Hotel
- The Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel
- The Goodenough Club
- Thistle Euston
- Montague on the Gardens
- Hilton London Euston
- The Wesley Hotel
UCL has a number of student residences into which visitors can book accommodation. Ian Baker House and Ramsay Hall are all within a 5 minute walking distance to the venue. Please see information on the Residences website at:
There are a number of decent hostels local to the venue:
Booking for the conference
Full details of how to book your place at the conference will be available here in the Autumn.Read more