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Call-for-Papers: Housing Affordability (and, for property folks, Works-in-Progress session)

AALS Property Law Section Call For Papers.  January 2017 — AALS Conference in San Francisco, CA

The AALS Property Law Section has two panels at the AALS Conference this year. If you would like to participate in either of these panels, please email a title and abstract of your proposed presentation to Ezra Rosser, erosser@wcl.american.edu, by June 1, 2016. The Property Section’s Executive Committee will select participants from the proposals received by that date.

(1) “Property and the Challenge of Housing Affordability” — Co‐Sponsored by State and Local Government Law, and Poverty Law Sections. 1:30-3:15 pm, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017.

The main property law panel this year focuses on housing affordability, a topic that is appropriate for a conference being held in San Francisco. Two speakers will be chosen from this call-for-papers and they will join invited panelists Courtney Anderson (Georgia State), Steve Eagle (George Mason), Lisa Alexander (Texas A&M), and moderator Eduardo Peñalver (Cornell). Fordham Urban Law Journal has agreed to publish articles coming out of this panel and has asked that authors submit drafts to them by August 1, 2016, making this call ideally suited for those who already anticipate working on a housing affordability topic this summer. If you have any questions about this panel or the associated publication opportunity, please email erosser@wcl.american.edu.

(2) “Property Law Works in Progress” — 3:30-4:45 pm, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017.

This year, the AALS Property Law Section is organizing a works-in-progress session for junior (pre-tenure) scholars. This is meant to be an opportunity to present and get feedback on works that will not be published as of Jan. 2017 and that are still at a stage in which feedback could be valuable. In addition to having the opportunity to share work through the panel, selected presenters will be matched with a senior scholar who will provide written comments. There is no limitation as far as topic area for this panel and we look forward to receiving your proposal.

 

 

News Coverage: “Why a housing scheme founded in racism is making a resurgence today”

News Coverage: Emily Badger, “Why a housing scheme founded in racism is making a resurgence today,” Wash. Post, May 13, 2016.

New Article: “Post-Disaster Housing Through the Lens of Litigation: The Katrina Housing Justice Docket”

New Article: Davida Finger, Post-Disaster Housing Through the Lens of Litigation: The Katrina Housing Justice Docket, 61 Loyola L. Rev. 591 (2015).

Op-Ed: “Lawyers: Bulwark against Inequality and Gentrification?”

Op-Ed: Ray Brescia, Lawyers: Bulwark against Inequality and Gentrification?, HuffPost Impact Blog, 4/11/206.

News Coverage: “Can Neighborhoods Be Revitalized Without Gentrifying Them?”

News Coverage: “Can Neighborhoods Be Revitalized Without Gentrifying Them?

New Report: “Justice Diverted: How Renters are Processed in the Baltimore City Rent Court”

New Report: Public Justice Center, Justice Diverted: How Renters are Processed in the Baltimore City Rent Court (Dec. 2015).

New Article: “Collateral Damage: A Public Housing Consequence of the “War on Drugs””

New Article: Lahny R. Silva, Collateral Damage: A Public Housing Consequence of the “War on Drugs,” 5 UC Irvine L. Rev. 783 (2015).

New Article: “A Shattered Foundation: African Americans Who Bought Homes In Prince George’s County Have Watched Their Wealth Vanish”

New Article: “A Shattered Foundation: African Americans Who Bought Homes In Prince George’s County Have Watched Their Wealth Vanish” – The Washington Post

Op-Ed: “Will the District’s budget recognize the struggles of low-income residents?”

Op-Ed: Rochanda Hiligh-Thomas and Chinh Le, Will the District’s budget recognize the struggles of low-income residents?, Wash. Post, Apr. 6, 2016.

The related report is available here.

New Report: “The Continuing Increase in Income Segregation, 2007‐2012”

New Report: Sean F. Reardon & Kendra Bischoff, The Continuing Increase in Income Segregation, 2007‐2012 (Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis 2016).