Call for Papers and Abstracts - FAMU Heirs' Property Symposium

Posted by FAMU College of Law Executive Articles Editor, community karma 57

The Florida A&M University (FAMULaw Review is accepting submissions for its Spring 2025 Symposium Edition!

FAMU Law Review will host its symposium on Heirs' Property and its ties to generational wealth, gentrification, and fraudulent deeds in February 2025. The symposium will tentatively take place on February 22, 2025. All authors who accept a publication offer should be available to travel to the FAMU College of Law campus in Orlando, FL, that weekend to present their papers. 

This symposium aims to bring people from various disciplines together to discuss issues and possible solutions related to "Heirs' Property." Heirs' Property is a state of ownership that occurs when property is transferred between generations without a proper testamentary instrument, leaving the property in limbo. This state of ownership affects the values of property and the ability of future generations to produce and pass on wealth between generations. 

While this Symposium will primarily discuss the issue of Heirs' Property, we will also consider articles related to other real property issues, including, but not limited to, the creation of black generational wealth, financial literacy, the importance of property ownership for low-income minorities, gentrification, and fraudulent deeds. While we prefer articles focusing on the State of Florida, we are also happy to review articles discussing these issues nationally. 

Please submit your paper by September 15, 2024. You may also submit a maximum 1,000 word abstract for prior approval. If submitting an abstract for approval, please submit your abstract by June 1, 2024. Decisions on abstracts will be made by June 8, 2024. 

The symposium is set to take place on February 22, 2025. The FAMU Symposium Edition Law Review is scheduled to be published within several weeks after the Symposium. Articles should be between twenty and thirty pages, including footnotes, double-spaced, Times New Roman, and 12-point font. Citations should adhere to the Bluebook. 

The FAMU Law Review is a professional student-run journal that publishes articles of interest to legal scholars, students, and members of the practicing Bar. If you are interested in publication in the FAMU Law Review, please submit your scholarly work via Scholastica. Our student editors are eager to review your submissions!