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The Young Property Lawyers Forum (YPLF) 2015 invites junior researchers in the field of property law to submit abstracts for its 6th meeting, to take place at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) from Monday 23 to Wednesday 25 November 2015.

The YPLF is an informal network of junior property law researchers, both PhD candidates and those within 5 years of having obtained their doctorate. The YPLF aims to bring property law scholars together from around the world and enable them to discuss their work with each other and with more experienced researchers. The first two days provide an informal setting for young researchers to discuss innovative ideas and research in the area of property law, and to seek support in solving problems and improving their research, both in skills and in content. On the third day, legal practitioners who are also distinguished legal scholars will take the floor.

Property law is taken in the widest sense, encompassing fields such as EU property law, comparative property law, virtual property law, constitutional property law, environmental property law, property rights in land, water and volumes of space, and property law theory. As widely ranging as these fields are, they all share a vision on how to give shape to the property law of the 21st century. The YPLF continues to form a network for property law researchers around the world with new conferences and publications for both beginning and more advanced scholars. It is accompanied by a book series that publishes the participants’ papers if they wish, called Property Law Perspectives (Intersentia). Past meetings have been held in Edinburgh (2009), Maastricht (2011), Stellenbosch (2012), Leuven (2013), and Oxford (2014).

If you are a junior researcher in property law, either in those fields mentioned above or in yet another area, and you are interested in presenting your research on the first two days of the YPLF 2015, please send an abstract of max. 300 words to the organisers at by 1 July 2015 . Please also include your name, affiliation and what year of research you are in.

Places are limited. The selection criteria are the quality of the research and its originality. We also strive to ensure a diversity of represented legal systems and topics. The YPLF takes place as a round-table, informal discussion, so applicants are encouraged to send in abstracts on work in progress. We will send out confirmations by 31 August 2015.

No participation fee applies. Presenters and other p articipants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation costs.

For more information, please visit the website . If you have any further queries, please send an e-mail to the organisers at .

Dr Rosalie Koolhoven, Assistant Professor, University of Groningen

Mr Björn Hoops, PhD Candidate and Lecturer, University of Groningen

We gratefully acknowledge the advice of Prof Leon Verstappen and Prof Frank Verstijlen, University of Groningen, and the generous financial support from the Department of Private Law and Notarial Law, the Research Office and the Board of the Faculty of Law, University of Groningen.

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