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International Property Law conference

Call for papers

University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa
27-29 October 2010

We hereby invite you to submit an abstract of your paper to be presented at the conference.

The topics (and sessions) for the conference are the following:

  1. Basic Principles of Property Law (Keynote speaker: Prof. em. Dr. Dr.h.c. H P Westermann, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany)
  2. Acquisition of Ownership (Keynote speaker: Mr Justice L Mpati, President, Supreme Court of Appeal, South Africa)
  3. Real Security Law (Keynote speaker:  Dr AJM Steven, University of Edinburgh, Scotland)
  4. Constitutional Property Law (Keynote speaker: Prof AJ Van der Walt, Professor of Law and South African Research Chair in Property Law, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)

Apart from the keynote speakers the conference will also include numerous papers from practitioners, teachers and researchers (each speaker will have twenty minutes to present his/her paper).  We invite you to respond to this Call for Papers. The deadline for submission of your proposal (a title and short abstract - 350 words) is 15 February 2010.  Proposals will be reviewed within two weeks of submission. Please confine your topic to one of those listed above. Conference proceedings will be published in a peer reviewed conference publication.

Please submit your proposal to any member of the organizing committee (;; or We look forward to receiving your proposal and hope you will be able to join us in the Jacaranda City (Pretoria) when it is in full bloom in October 2010!

Please note that the conference organizers are not responsible for travelling costs of speakers at the conference and speakers are not exempted from the registration fee.

Yours sincerely,
The organizing committee