Scots Law at the Association for Law, Property and Society Conference 2016

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I am delighted to announce that there will be two panels on Scots law at the 7th Annual Meeting of the Association for Law, Property and Society (ALPS) between 20-21 May 2016. ALPS is a scholarly society seeking to encourage dialogue across and among people in many disciplines that are interested in property law, policy, and theory. Its annual meeting offers an unrivalled opportunity to experience the breadth of world-class scholarship in these fields, and meet property teachers and researchers from around the globe. This conference will take place at Queen’s University, Belfast. This year is the first time the event has been held outside North America.

Fulfilling the Society’s aim of encouraging international dialogue, the two panels on Scots law involve academics from a range of Scottish and American universities. The details of the two panels are:

Scotland (1): The Past and Future of Land Reform 

Moderated by Professor John A. Lovett

  • The Sporting Life: Democratic Culture and the Historical Origins of the Scottish Right to Roam Gregory S. Alexander, A. Robert Noll Professor of Law at Cornell University
  • Reform of Scottish Private Water Rights in the Context of Land Reform Dr Jill Robbie, Lecturer in Private Law at University of Glasgow  
  • Ransom Strips as a Device to Frustrate Land Reform Roderick Paisley, Professor of Scots Law at University of Aberdeen 

Scotland (2): The Emerging Community Right to Buy 

Moderated by Professor Gregory S. Alexander

  • Legislating for Community Ownership in Scotland Malcolm M. Combe, Lecturer in Scots Private Law at University of Aberdeen   
  • An American Property Law Perspective on Scotland’s Expanding Community Right to Buy John A. Lovett, De Van. D. Daggett Jr. Distinguished Professor at Loyola University New Orleans
  • Constitutional Property Theory and the Scottish Community Right to Buy Dr Frankie McCarthy, Senior Lecturer in Private Law at the University of Glasgow 




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