Real Property Law Schmooze

2019 Schmooze

"Where Do We Go from Here?
Fair Housing and Community Development at a Crossroads"
Invitation-Only Faculty Workshop
January 31 - February ​2, 201​9
Texas A&M University School of Law
Fort Worth, Texas

► See the Schmooze schedule here.

The flagship event of the Program in Real Estate and Community Development Law at Texas A&M University School of Law, the Real Property Law Schmooze is an invitation-only workshop focused on the intellectual engagement of property law scholars. This annual event affords property law scholars the opportunity to share unpublished works-in-progress or early-stage ideas with other leading property law scholars at Texas A&M University and beyond. For the past two years, the Program has invited between 15-20 external property law scholars from law schools across the country to the Schmooze. The Schmooze has also been highlighted on national property law blogs.

The 2019 “Where Do We Go from Here? Fair Housing and Community Development at a Crossroads" Schmooze invited 20 legal scholars with expertise in either fair housing law, urban and rural property law, and/or community development law to present unpublished works-in-progress or early-stage ideas. In the wake of the 50th ​anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, and as federal support for fair housing, affordable housing, and community development dwindles, the papers loosely related to strategies that can help the fair housing and community development fields bridge longstanding conflicts and come together during this critical time.

Vicki L. BeenVicki L. Been, the Boxer Family Professor of Law at NYU Law School, Affiliated Professor of Public Policy of the NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, Faculty Director at the NYU Furman Center, and Former Commissioner of Housing Preservation and Development for the City of New York, was the Program in Real Estate and Community Development Law’s Distinguished Real Property Law Keynote Speaker on February 1, 2019. Her presentation, "Inclusive Communities:  Learning from its False Premises, Fears, and Framing Choices, through the Lens of Gentrification," ​was open to the entire law school, including all first-year ​property ​law students, as it ​was co-sponsored by the Texas A&M University School of Law Faculty Speaker Series. Professor Been also participated in the Schmooze.

Sessions

  • Fair Housing & Community Development: Where Do We Go from Here?
    • Nestor Davidson, Professor of Law, Director, Urban Law Center, Fordham University School of Law
    • Kristen Barnes, Professor of Law, University of Akron School of Law
    • Scott Cummings, Professor of Law, Director, Legal Ethics and the Profession (LEAP), University of California Los Angeles Law School
  • schmooze 2019 panel 1
  • A Second Look at Protected Classes
    • Robert G. Schwemm, University of Kentucky School of Law
    • Melvin Kelley, Visiting Assistant Professor, Northeastern University School of Law
    • Robin Paul Malloy, Director Center on Property, Citizenship & Social Entrepreneurism, Syracuse University College of Law
  • schmooze 2019 panel 2
  • Implementing Fair Housing and Community Development
    • Stacy Seichnaydre, Associate Professor of Law & Assoc. Dean for Experiential Learning, Tulane University School of Law
    • Courtney Anderson, Associate Professor of Law, Georgia State University School of Law
    • Rigel Oliveri, Professor of Law, University of Missouri School of Law
  • schmooze 2019 panel 3
  • Theorizing Fair Housing, Homelessness, and Justice
    • Lisa T. Alexander, Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law, Co-Director, Program in Real Estate and Community Development Law
    • Mark Roark, Visiting Professor, Southern University School of Law
    • Sophia House, Legal Fellow, NYU Furman Center, New York University School of Law 
    • Brandon Weiss, Associate Professor of Law, University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) School of Law (Visiting Clinical Professor, Yale Law School)
  • schmooze 2019 panel 4
  • Property, Affordable Housing, and Equality
  • schmooze 2019 panel 6