2017 Real Property Law Schmooze

Real Property Schmooze 2017 SerkinProfessor Christopher Serkin, Vanderbilt Law School, presents "Prospective Grandfathering"

The inaugural Real Property Law Schmooze ​was the first event sponsored by the Texas A&M Program in Real Estate and Community Development Law. It afforded property law scholars the opportunity to share unpublished works-in-progress or early-stage ideas with other leading property law scholars at Texas A&M University and beyond.

Professor Lee Anne Fennell from the University of Chicago Law School ​was the luncheon keynote speaker on February 4, 2017.

Real Property Schmooze 2017 MulvaneyProfessor Tim Mulvaney, Texas A&M School of Law, presents "Non-Enforcement Takings"

For its inaugural year, the Program invited only 22 external legal scholars from law schools in the​ southern United States. The papers these scholars presented engaged a broad range of urban and rural property law challenges including, but not limited to housing law and policy, land tenure, land loss, land use, zoning, the environment, and property law and theory, including papers that addressed international comparative property issues.

In future years, the Schmooze will extend invitations to scholars throughout the U.S., and abroad, based upon topics or regions.

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Real Property Schmooze  2017 Lisa AlexanderTexas A&M Real Estate and Community Development Law Program Co-Director, Professor Lisa T. Alexander, presents "Bringing Home the Right to Housing" with panelists Professor Marc Roark, Savannah Law School, Professor Lynn E. Blais, University of Texas School of Law (not pictured), and panel moderator Vice Dean Aric Short, Texas A&M Law, on the panel "Domestic Human Rights and Fair Housing Rights"

Schmooze 2017Professor Gregory Stein, University of Tennessee ​College of Law, Professor Julie P. Forrester, S​MU Dedman School of Law, Professor Christopher Serkin, Vanderbilt Law School, and Professor Erin Ryan, Florida State University College of Law, at the 2017 Real Property Schmooze.
Real Property Schmooze 2017Students Henrik Strand, Texas A&M Law Review Editor-in-Chief, and Hayley Sauer, Texas A&M Journal of Property Law Editor-in-Chief, joined the faculty in attendance at the inaugural Real Property Schmooze.