Friday, October 19, 2018 – Saturday, October 20, 2018
Boston University School of Law
This conference brings together leading property scholars who are invited to present and discuss to discuss papers on a variety of topics, including property theory, land use, takings, the history of property law and intellectual property. It features seven panels devoted to the discussion of advanced “works in progress” and two roundtables on “early-stage” ideas.
- Tiny Homes Villages and Alternative Property Theories by Lisa T. Alexander
- Stategraft: Property Tax Injustice in Detroit Brings to Light a Pernicious Form of Corruption by Prof. Bernadette Atuahene
- A Fractured Nation by Debbie Becher
- Property, Communication, and Nuisance by Maureen E. Brady
- Property, Concepts, and Functions by Eric R. Claeys
- A Liberal Theory of Property by Hanoch Dagan
- Common Pool Resources, Water, and Fracturing: A Comparative Study by David Dana & Hannah Wiseman
- The Private Law State by Seth Davis
- The Making of Romanist-Bourgeois Property – Introduction by Anna di Robilant
- Destabilized Property: Property Law in the Access Economy by Shelly Kreiczer-Levy
- Takings: Insights From Behavioral Studies by Daphna Lewinsohn-Zamir
- Trespass and Intention: Three Forms by Adam J. MacLeod
- Choice of Law in Resolving Takings Claims by Thomas W. Merrill
- Statutes, Common-Law Rights, and the Mistaken Classification of Patents as Public Rights by Adam Mossoff
- Property and Social Isolation by Timothy M. Mulvaney
- Right on Time: First Possession in Property & Intellectual Property by Dotan Oliar & James Y. Stern
- Exploiting the Fifth World: Navajo Land and Economic Development by Ezra Rosser
- Persuasion – Getting to the Other Side by Joseph William Singer
- Fiduciary Theory: The Missing Piece for Positive Rights by Laura S. Underkuffler
- The Return of Urban Environmental Law by Danielle Spiegel-Feld & Katrina M. Wyman
Directions to BU Law
From South or West
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) East to Exit 18, Allston/ Cambridge. Exit left. Follow signs to Cambridge to the second set of lights. Turn right at the lights; this is Soldiers Field Road/Storrow Drive. Exit Storrow Drive at the Kenmore exit.
Take I-93/Route 3 (Southeast Expressway) North to Boston. Exit onto Storrow Drive (Exit 26). Continue on Storrow Drive to the Kenmore exit.
Take I-93 or Route 1 South to Boston. Exit onto Storrow Drive (Exit 26). Continue on Storrow Drive to the Kenmore exit.
From the North Shore/Logan Airport
Take Route 1-A through the Sumner Tunnel. Follow signs onto the Expressway North. Take the Back Bay/Storrow Drive exit (Exit 26), and follow signs onto Storrow Drive. Continue on Storrow Drive to the Kenmore exit.
At the first set of traffic lights from the Kenmore exit, turn right onto Beacon Street. The road will then fork; the right fork is Bay State Road. The left fork will take you into Kenmore Square. In the Square, bear right onto Commonwealth Avenue. The School of Law is located at 765 Commonwealth Avenue. The closest pay-to-park lot to the law school is the Granby Street Lot (Lot N), which is located at 665 Commonwealth Avenue.
By Taxi (300 Bay State Road) or if Parking in the CAS Lot (Lot J – 240 Bay State Road)
At the first set of traffic lights off of the Storrow Drive Kenmore exit, turn right onto Beacon Street. The road will then fork; the left fork will take you into Kenmore Square. The right fork is Bay State Road. Take the right onto Bay State Road and continue all the way down Bay State (through 3 stop signs) and go straight through the intersection with Granby Street.
The CAS Lot (Lot J – 240 Bay State Road) is located on the left. There is a parking lot attendant located in the booth at the lot entrance. This is not a pay-to-park lot, only guest parking passes and staff parking permits can be used in this lot.
If taking a taxi to BU Law, it is best to give 300 Bay State Road as your drop-off and pick-up location. The taxi will then arrive in the circle in front of the law tower and not out on Commonwealth Avenue.
By Public Transportation
Boston University is easily accessible by public transportation. The “B” branch of the MBTA Green Line passes through the campus along Commonwealth Avenue. Directions to the “B” line are as follows:
From Red Line
Take the Red Line train to Park Street Station; transfer to the Green Line “B” Train, west/out bound.
From the Blue Line (including Logan Airport)
Take the Blue Line Train to Government Center; transfer to the Green Line “B” Train, west/out bound.
From the Orange Line
Take the Orange Line Train to Downtown Crossing; follow the underground concourse to the Green Line Park Street Station, then board the “B” Train, west/out bound.
From the Green Line
From Lechmere, Science Park, North Station, or Haymarket – Take any train to Government Center; transfer to the “B” Train. From the Suburban “C” (Cleveland Circle) or “D” (Riverside) Lines – Take any train Inbound to Kenmore Square; change to the outbound platform and board the “B” Train. From the “E” (Heath Street) Line–Take any train Inbound to Arlington Station; change to the outbound platform and board the “B” Train. The “B” branch of the MBTA Green Line passes through the campus along Commonwealth Avenue. Get off at the Boston University (BU) Central stop and cross the street. The School of Law is the 17-story building located directly behind Marsh Chapel and to the left.
There are three parking lots on the Boston University campus that are open for public parking. The Granby Lot (Lot N) is located at 665 Commonwealth Avenue and the Agganis Arena Garage (Lot A/C – 2) is located at 925 Commonwealth Avenue and these are the closest pay-to-park lots to the George Sherman Union. For additional information and rates, please visit: http://www.bu.edu/parking/general-information/lots/
In addition, there are numerous metered parking spots on BU’s campus. The meters are in operation from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. at a rate of $1.25 per hour or $0.25 for 12 minutes with a 2-hour maximum. Please note that the metered parking spots are owned & operated by the City of Boston, not Boston University, and the rates & regulations are strictly enforced.
Uber/Lyft Departing from BU Law
Please request for pickup at 675 Commonwealth Avenue or across the street at 736 Commonwealth Avenue
Cab Information Departing from BU Law
Boston Cab – 617-262-2227 (CABS)
Metro Cab – 617-782-5500
Pick-up at 300 Bay State Road, Boston, MA
Cabs will drive by on Commonwealth Avenue if you would like to hail one.
Area Food Options
627 Commonwealth Avenue
700 Commonwealth Avenue
University Grill & Pizza
712 Commonwealth Avenue
728 Commonwealth Avenue
736 Commonwealth Avenue
Nud Pob Thai Cuisine
738 Commonwealth Avenue
George Sherman Union – Union Court (Operated by Boston University)
775 Commonwealth Avenue
Charles River Bread Co. – made-to-order sandwiches
Copper Kettle – soups & stews
Cranberry Farms – American
Jamba Juice – smoothies
Loose Leafs – salad bar
Panda Express – Chinese
Rhett’s – American
840 Commonwealth Avenue
Chipotle Mexican Grill
876 Commonwealth Avenue
Upper Crust Pizzeria
888 Commonwealth Avenue
888 Commonwealth Avenue
Restaurant Options – Kenmore Square
Island Creek Oyster Bar
500 Commonwealth Ave
528 Commonwealth Ave
580 Commonwealth Ave
636 Beacon Street
371 Commonwealth Ave
533 Commonwealth Ave
421 Marlborough Street