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Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting 

Registration and travel information from the conference host will be linked here as soon as it is available.


Annual Meeting on Law, Property, and Society


The Association for Law, Property & Society (ALPS) will hold its next annual meeting in person at the University of Southampton in Southampton, England, from May 11 to May 13, 2023. 


Meeting Agenda


The ALPS meeting dates include an optional pre-conference field trip on the afternoon on Thursday, May 11, 2023, to the New Forest, a National Park close to Southampton that includes common land with ponies and other livestock grazing freely in exercise of ancient commoners’ rights and overseen by the Verderers’ Court, which itself has medieval origins. 


The academic portion of the conference will be on Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13, with concurrent panels and plenary sessions running all day on both days. Friday, May 12, will also feature a reception to launch the new Property, People and Community Research Centre at Southampton Law School. 


Meeting Themes


For more than a decade, ALPS has fostered dialogue among diverse scholars from different disciplines around the world on all aspects of property, law, and society. 


Most annual meetings include participants attending from six continents, representing numerous countries, and working in common law, civil law, Indigenous law, and mixed legal traditions. Paper 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, 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, human rights, and takings law. ALPS has a strong commitment to international and interdisciplinary diversity, and paper topics reflecting that commitment are encouraged. 


Submissions Guidelines and Participation Options


ALPS welcomes presentations of projects at all stages of development, from recently published 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, or other particularly unique thematic panels. After reviewing and accepting submissions, ALPS will attempt to thematically group the accepted papers and panels. In-person concurrent panels will be held on both Friday and Saturday of the conference with each panel session lasting approximately 90 minutes and including both individual presentations and time for questions from the audience.


At this time, we encourage in-person attendance but anticipate providing some limited remote participation options. Remote presenters will be placed on a limited number of remote-only presenter panels at a set time in the program. Unfortunately, because of planning and other challenges, we cannot provide a lot of flexibility in terms of timing or panel themes for these remote-only presentations. We anticipate that in-person attendees will be able to participate as audience in these remote-presenter panels, but remote attendees will not otherwise be able to view or participate in the other in-person concurrent panels. Remote attendees will, however, be able to stream keynote and plenary sessions.


No hybrid (mixed remote and in-person presenter) panels will be formed. If anyone is seeking to submit a full panel (as opposed to an individual presentation) and needs unique accommodations based on truly exceptional circumstances, please reach out to the program committee for individualized consideration. 


Please email submissions (or questions) to Submissions should include an abstract of no more than 250 words. In addition, submissions must include: (1) the name and title of the submitting scholar, (2) the scholar’s institution, (3) an email for contact, and (4) where appropriate, parallel information for any coauthors, including whether they will be co-presenting or should be listed in name only. If submitting a panel, please ensure that an abstract for each paper accompanies the panel submission and that each abstract includes the name of the panel. We will assume all submissions are for in-person participation unless otherwise indicated. 


The deadline for submitting papers and panels is January 20, 2023. Authors and panel proposers will be notified of acceptance on a rolling basis starting in December and concluding by February 17, 2023.  




All meeting attendees must register for the meeting, whether seeking to present a paper or not. Registration will open in December 2022 and close on March 15, 2023. To ensure a place on the final conference program, all presenters must register before March 15, 2023. 

Additional information on travel, accommodations, and other conference information will be provided on the meeting registration page, as it is finalized. Please follow the ALPS Annual Meeting webpage ( to stay up to date and feel free to email with any questions. 

For planning purposes, the cost of registration will be as follows (in Pounds Sterling): 



In-Person General

In-Person Student (Full-time LL.M./PhD)


Remote Only


Early Bird (Until February 24, 2023)






Regular (After February 24, 2023)






Additional Opportunity:

Finally, as an additional opportunity while visiting England, Professor Helen Carr is offering a visit to the property tribunal on which she sits as a judge. This visit falls outside of the ALPS main program and will take place in London on Monday, May 8, 2023. This is limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis so that hearings are not disturbed. Please contact Professor Helen Carr before March 1, 2023, for full details if you are interested (  Information on this tribunal’s work is available here:

Dec 1, 2022 registration opens. Program decisions begin on a rolling basis, 

January 20th, 2023 deadline to submit papers or panels. 

February 17, 2023 all decisions on paper and panel submissions complete

February 24, 2023 early-bird registration deadline 

March 15, 2023 registration deadline. All presenters must be registered to ensure place in program. 

May 11-13, 2023 ALPS Meeting dates


Contact information

ALPS Meeting Webpage: 

Program Committee Email:

Specific Program Committee Contacts: Jessica A. Shoemaker (, Sally Richardson (, Sara Ross (

Conference Host Contacts: Sarah Nield (, Helen Carr (

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Our Program Committee is hard at work reviewing submitted abstracts, and we already have an exciting array of presenters from diverse jurisdictions and perspectives. It is going to be a great meeting. In order to give everyone sufficient time to prepare, we have decided to extend the submission deadline for paper and panel abstracts to Monday, February 6, 2023.

For registration and travel information please visit:

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