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Association for Law, Property & Society 8th  Annual Meeting

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Ann Arbor

440 Church St.

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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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 to discuss their work and to foster dialogue among those working in property law, policy, planning, social scientific field studies, modeling, and theory. Prior meetings have averaged approximately 150 participants from across the globe. ALPS will hold is 8th meeting at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan on May 19–20, 2017. Registration and lodging details are provided below:


Submissions on any subject related to property law and the practices that shape property norms and institutions are welcome. ALPS has a strong commitment to international and interdisciplinary diversity, and paper topics reflecting that commitment are encouraged.

ALPS accepts both individual paper submissions and proposals for fully formed panels (usually 3 to 5 presenters, sometimes including not only papers but also films or multimedia outputs). Submissions may be of final paper drafts and completed projects, or early works-in-progress. Submissions should include an abstract of no more than 250 words. The abstract must include: (1) the name of the submitting scholar, (2) the scholar’s institution, and (3) an email contact for the author or authors. If you are organizing a fully formed panel, please submit an abstract summarizing the panel as well as your own paper (if any). Please also ensure that each panel participant registers separately, with an abstract for their respective paper that clearly identifies the panel of which it will be a part. The registration site will enable the filenames of abstracts to include panel titles where appropriate.

The deadline for submitting papers and panels is February 24, 2017, but registration for the conference will continue to be available after that date. Authors and panel proposers will be notified of the acceptance of their individual submissions or proposed panel by no later than March 10, 2017.


Registration includes two receptions, box lunches and breakfast/coffee. Dinners have traditionally happened at ALPS among convivial small groups who self-organize, and Ann Arbor has a wide range of price points and dining experiences, from international cuisine to organic (and gluten free!) pizza or farm to table dining. A discounted early registration rate of $150 is available until March 10, 2017. After that date, the registration rate is $175. The registration rate for full-time students (JD, PhD, or other program) is $50. Register and upload your abstract(s) here: ALPS 8th Annual Meeting

After reviewing and accepting submissions, ALPS will thematically group individually accepted papers and panels. Concurrent panels will be held on both days of the conference with each panel session lasting approximately 90 minutes and including both individual presentations and time for questions from the audience.

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Please refer to the lodging options listed below for a limited number of rooms that we have reserved for ALPS participants. Note that reserved rooms are on a first come, first served basis so please make arrangements as soon as possible and indicate that you are attending the ALPS meeting. Please also note that the check-in date reserved for this meeting is on the 18th of May.

I. Residential Campus Rooms

Stay closer to the meeting venue than any local hotels, within a few short blocks of bustling downtown, and at far more advantageous rates than the many hotels which are found a bit further from the city center. We are proud to offer a block of fifty rooms in the recently constructed "North Quad" residential facility, right on state street across from The Graduate Hotel with its intimate, elegant bar and restaurant option, and only steps away from Central Campus meeting venues. and Another block of thirty rooms is also available in the recently renovated "Cambridge House" which is located inside the Michigan Union, where you will find Starbucks, Au Bon Pain, an old fashioned billiards hall, and other crucial amenities for an enjoyable stay. Both residence hall options are well situated for walking the town, shopping in the charming Nickels Arcade (with famously hip Comet Coffee), dining at excellent eateries like Sava, Red Hawk, Taste, Knight's, Slurping Turtle, Jerusalem Garden, and Silvio's Organic Pizza, or tarrying at the legendary whiskey bar Ashley's. *NOTE: If booking for North Quad or Cambridge, please first sign up for an Iris account with your email. You will then be directed to the booking page.

  • Single-$58.50 per night

  • Double-$78 per night

II. Block rooms permitted and rooms are offered at discounted rates for ALPS participants:

Ann Arbor Bread & Breakfast

III. Block rooms permitted and rooms are offered at regular rates:

Stone Chalet Bed and Breakfast

Marriott Residence Inn in downtown Ann Arbor

Burnt Toast Inn

IV. Block rooms not permitted, but with some rooms that are available for those who reserve early:

Graduate Hotel

Bell Tower

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