Conference Announcements


Modern Studies in Property Law 2018 and The 4th MSPL Postgraduate Research Conference

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 – Thu, 12 Apr 2018

The 12th Biennial MSPL Conference will be held at the newly refurbished Bentham House, home of the UCL Faculty of Laws, from Tuesday 10th April to Thursday 12th April 2018.

We are delighted to announce that the MSPL keynote address will be delivered by Lady Justice Gloster on Wednesday April 11th, and will be followed by a drinks reception and conference dinner. We are also delighted that plenary addresses will be presented by Professor Henry Smith, the Fessenden Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and the Reporter for the American Law Institute’s Fourth Restatement of Property and by Her Honour Judge Karen Walden-Smith, the specialist Chancery Judge of the Central London County Court, who also sits as a Judge of the High Court.

The themes explored by the conference include:

  • Land Doctrine & Theory
  • Looking across Jurisdictions: Leases
  • Looking across Jurisdictions: Trusts
  • Land Obligations
  • Property and Obligations
  • Land and Theory
  • Trusts: Nature and Operation
  • Property and Commerce

The 4th MSPL Postgraduate Research Conference will be held at the newly refurbished Bentham House, home of the UCL Faculty of Laws, on 12th April 2018. The conference provides a unique opportunity for research students in property law (or those who have recently finished their research studies in the area) to present their work, make contacts, and receive feedback. It is closely linked to the 12th Biennial MSPL Conference, with which it shares a venue, and those attending the PGR conference will have the opportunity to attend the closing plenary session of the MSPL Conference on 12th April. As well as paper presentations, the PGR conference will also include a session on careers advice.

The call for papers for the Postgraduate Research Conference is now open. Paper proposals should consist of a 250-300 word abstract, a very short CV (including your institutional affiliation), and brief details of your postgraduate research project. Please make clear too if you are a current postgraduate research student, or if you have recently completed such research (in the latter case, please include the date when you completed the research). The deadline for submissions of paper proposals is 4pm on Friday 15 December 2017. Please submit proposals, as well as any queries, to:


University College London, Faculty of Laws
Conference Website:
UCL Laws Bentham House

4-8 Endsleigh Gardens, Kings Cross, WC1H 0EG
London , London
United Kingdom

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