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24-Hour Virtual Conference on Law, Property, and Society

The Association for Law, Property & Society (ALPS) is an organization for those engaged in scholarship on all aspects of property law and society. Its annual meeting brings together scholars from different disciplines and from around the world to discuss their work and to foster dialogue among those working in property law, policy, planning, social scientific field studies, modeling, and theory. This year, the ALPS annual meeting is going all virtual and all day! 


For 24-hours on Friday, May 28, 2021, and Saturday, May 29, 2021, ALPS will be hosting a virtual conference for property scholars from around the world. The conference will begin at 7:00am (New Orleans, GMT - 5) / 1:00pm (Belfast, GMT + 1) / 8:00pm (Beijing, GMT + 8) on Friday, May 28, and will end at 7:00am (New Orleans) / 1:00pm (Belfast) / 8:00pm (Beijing) on Saturday, May 29.


There is no cost to register. A limited number of previously unpublished papers will be presented throughout the 24-hour conference. Given the dynamics of this 24-hour virtual conference - cutting across time zones and spanning around the globe - selected papers be scheduled based primarily on the time availability of presenters; papers will not be slotted thematically. This virtual conference will be a novel, exciting, informative "round-the-clock" discussion of property! 


Anyone interested in attending the conference and/or submitting a work-in-progress for consideration to present at the 24-Hour Virtual ALPS Conference must complete this registration form by Friday, April 16, 2021. If you are submitting a work-in-progress to present, you must upload your abstract by Friday, April 16, 2021 following the instructions on the registration form


Questions? Email Jess Shoemaker or Sally Richardson at

Annual Call For Papers 


Journal for Law, Property, and Society

The Association of Law Property & Society (ALPS) publishes the Journal of Law, Property, and Society. While our annual meeting was not able to occur this year, we still hope to publish high quality scholarship from our international property law community in our open access peer review journal. We have heard that some people missed our earlier call for papers, so we are recirculating and have extended the deadline.

We invite you to consider publishing with JLPS in three ways.

First, we invite submissions of papers that would have been presented at our annual meeting. If you are interested in publishing your piece with us, please submit your abstract by July 31, 2020 with an email stating when the final article would be ready to be circulated for peer review.

Second, JLPS publishes descriptive articles on property law. These articles are intended to be clear, authoritative, and useful introductions to a property topic. There are few existing venues for publication of this kind of article and creating a space for them was one of our goals in creating the journal. If you are interested in submitting this type of article to the journal, we invite you to send us a short e-mail describing your proposed topic.

Third, JLPS publishes book reviews. If you have a book you would like to review or would like to have one of your publications reviewed, please contact us.

Please submit all questions and abstracts directly to our Editor in Chief, Jessie Owley at