Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Write On! Climate change in former colonies

(Write On! is an occasional item about notable calls for papers)
The organizers of a symposium on “Climate Change in Former Colonies: Challenges of Property and History” seek paper proposals. The symposium, organized by Washington and Lee University School of Law’s Center for Law and History, in partnership with the Virginia Sea Grant, will be held on October 12, 2012 at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.
Potential paper and panel topics include 1) how the colonial legal experience affects modern property rights and our responsiveness to climate change; 2) historical and modern property doctrines—particularly nuisance, zoning, and eminent domain—and their relation to current climate change challenges and policies; 3) changing notions of acceptable land use and natural resources; and 4) environmental hazard resilience policies and opportunities for their enhancement via legal strategies. The organizers are, however, more than willing to receive additional related topics in the form of paper proposal submissions.
In addition to presentation at the conference, paper submissions will be considered for publication in a dedicated volume of the Sea Grant Law and Policy Journal.
 Paper proposals should be submitted via email to Dr. Jill Fraley, Director of Washington and Lee University School of Law’s Center for Law and History, at by June 30, 2012. Paper proposals should include the paper title, a 200 word abstract and the name(s) of the author(s), as well as author affiliation.
Accommodations and set costs for travel are available, as are a limited number of scholarships to cover the travel costs of graduate students. Interested graduate students should provide a CV and statement regarding whether funds are available for their institution in order to be considered for a scholarship along with their paper proposal.

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