Junior Scholars Conference – Widener

Widener Law School in Harrisburg, PA hosts a works-in-progress conference for junior property scholars (Junior Scholars Conference), February 8 and 9, 2008.  Details after the jump.

Junior Property Scholars Conference – February ’08

On February 8 and 9, 2008, Dan Barros of Widener Law School will host a works-in-progress conference for junior property scholars at Widener Law School in Harrisburg, PA.  Dan is pretty flexible on the definition of “junior property scholar,” though the basic rule of thumb is teaching for six or fewer years.  People who are from outside the U.S. or teach in related fields would be very welcome.

The basic idea is to give junior people a forum to get feedback on their scholarship and to get to know each other.  There will be two types of presentations.  First, people with a paper that is pretty far along can submit their paper in advance for people to read before the conference.  The conference is timed in part to allow people to get drafts ready for the Spring law review submission season.  Second, people with early-stage ideas can present their thoughts to the group to get feedback.

The exact structure of the conference will depend on how many people want to attend.  To give Dan a rough head count, please e-mail him (dbbarros@mail.widener.edu) if you think you might want to join them at Widener.   Please note that because this is a works-in-progress conference, Widener will ask attendees to cover their travel and hotel costs.  Widener will cover the meals.