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Second Annual PCSE Meeting

The Working Group on Property, Citizenship, and Social Entrepreneurism (PCSE... "peace") is having its second annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Nov. 4, and Saturday, Nov. 5.  

The meeting is by invitation only so there has not been and there will be no general call for papers. Invitations are based on the work of invited participants and the fit and mix between topics. This is our second year and the goal is to get a core of people talking about exciting issues that cut across all areas of property. The meeting will be casual and intimate with an expectation of having about 20 people participate. [FYI, The program from our first annual meeting is available on our web pages for your review.] 

A core principle of the Working Group on PCSE is that a just and accessible property law system is the basis for both good citizenship and successful socio-legal development. Therefore, the Working Group seeks to bring a diverse group of people together to work collaboratively in all areas of property law and theory; including real, personal, intangible, cultural, and intellectual property. Our goal is to develop a progressive agenda for institutional and legal reform. In doing this we understand that property, in all its forms, addresses the fundamental relationships between the state and it citizens, and among the people themselves. For this reason we examine property in terms of its ability to foster democratic forms of governance, and to advance social justice. 

The Working Group’s approach to socio-legal development and reform involves an understanding of law in a market context. Members of the Group are primarily concerned with matters of property as they relate to the human process of exchange, the fostering of democratic institutions, the building of sustainable communities, the stewardship of the global environment and its natural resources, the promotion of citizenship, and the development of market institutions that respond to and promote a worthy social mission. This is in contrast to many economic oriented groups that seek to advance efficiency and wealth maximization as the highest social value. The Group also seeks to address the institutional ability to perceive and respond to change in a dynamic market environment, and is focused on advancing a sustainable process of social entrepreneurism rather than simply maximizing short-term wealth. 

In addition to sharing idea, presenting papers, and having discussion, the group will participate in planning for the next year’s meeting and for the future of the group.
The meeting will be held at The Greenberg House of Syracuse University located at 2301 Calvert St, NW in the Woodley Park section of Washington, D.C. You can find out more about the Greenberg House and locate driving directions to the location by visiting the web pages at: 

Participant List:

1) Gregory S. Alexander, Cornell University, gsa9@cornell.edu
2) Tom Allen, University of Durham (U.K.), Thomas.allen@durham.ac.uk
3) Olufunmilayo Arewa, Case Western University, oba1@case.edu
4) Bernadette Atuahene, Chicago Kent College of Law, BAtuahene@kentlaw.edu
5) Sharmistha Bagchisen, University at Buffalo, S.U.N.Y., geosbs@buffalo.edu
6) Ann Bartow, University of South Carolina, bartow@law.sc.edu
7) Carol Brown, University of Alabama, cbrown@law.ua.edu 
8) Kristen A. Carpenter, University of Denver, kcarpenter@law.du.edu
9) Eric R. Claeys, St. Louis University, claeyser@slu.edu
10) Chris Day, Syracuse University, ccday@law.syr.edu
11) David Driesen, Syracuse University, ddriesen@law.syr.edu
12) Brett M. Frischmann, Loyola University of Chicago, bfrisch@luc.edu
13) Shubha Ghosh, Southern Methodist University & University at Buffalo,  S.U.N.Y., sghosh2@buffalo.edu 
14) Rachel Godsil, Seton Hall University, godsilra@shu.edu
15) Sarah Harding, Chicago Kent College of Law, I.I.T., sharding@kentlaw.edu
16) Paul Heald, University of Georgia, heald@uga.edu
17) Robin Paul Malloy, Syracuse University, rpmalloy@law.syr.edu
18) Errol Meidinger, University at Buffalo, S.U.N.Y., eemeid@buffalo.edu
19) Amy Sinden, Temple University, amy.sinden@temple.edu
20) James C. Smith, University of Georgia, jim@uga.edu
21) Terry Turnipseed, Syracuse University, tlturnip@law.syr.edu
22) Peter K. Yu, Michigan Sate University, peteryu@law.msu.edu 


Friday, November 4, 2005

11:30 – 12:00 Check-in and registration
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch (Provided)
1:00 – 1:10
Welcome address, Robin Paul Malloy (Syracuse)
1:10 – 2:00
Gregory S. Alexander (Cornell)
The Formalist Trap: Text and Tradition in the 
Interpretation of Constitutional Property Clauses

2:00 – 2:10
2:10 – 3:50
Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen and Errol Meidinger 
(University at Buffalo, S.U.N.Y.)
Formalizing Informal Property Rights

Bernadette Atuahene (Chicago-Kent College of Law)
Land Titling: A Mode of Privatization 
With the Potential to Deepen Democracy

David Driesen (Syracuse)
Property, Lochnerism, and Regulatory Reform
3:50 – 4:00  Break
4:00 – 6:00
Sarah Harding (Chicago-Kent College of Law)
Time, Property, and the Limits of Rational Boundaries

Kristen A. Carpenter (University of Denver)
A Property Rights Approach to Sacred Sites:Finding a Place for Indians as Non-Owners

Rachel D. Godsil (Seton Hall University)
Race Nuisance : The Politics of Law in the Jim Crow Era

Amy Sinden (Temple University)
The Tragedy of the Commons and the Myth of a Private Property Solution
6:00 Dinner (On your own)
Saturday, November 5, 2005

8:30 – 9:00

Coffee, muffins, snacks

9:00 – 10:30
Terry L. Turnipseed (Syracuse University)
Why Shouldn’t I Be Allowed to Leave My Property to Whomever I Choose At My Death?
(Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Start Loving the French)

Carol Brown (University of Alabama)
Water Rights, Changed Conditions, and the Future for the Public Trust Doctrine

Christian C. Day (Syracuse University)
Paper Conspiracies and the End of All Good Order: Perceptions of the Rise of Businessmen and Capital Markets
10:30 – 10:40 Break
10:30 – 10:40
10:40 – 12:30
Paul J. Heald and James C. Smith (University of Georgia)
Pollen Drift and the Bystanding Farmer: Harmonizing Patent Law and Common Law on the Technological Frontier

Tom Allen (University of Durham, U.K.)
Human rights and compensation for takings 

Ann Bartow (University of South Carolina)
Fair Use and the Fairer Sex:Gender, Feminism and Copyright Law

12:30 – 1:30
 Lunch (Provided)
1:30 – 3:00
Brett M. Frischmann (Loyola University of Chicago)
Evaluating the Demsetzian Trend in Copyright Law

Shubha Ghosh (University at Buffalo, S.U.N.Y., and Southern Methodist University)
Patents and the Regulatory State: Rethinking the Patent Bargain Metaphor After Eldred 

Peter K. Yu (Michigan State University)
Toward the Development of Intellectual Property Protection Through the Sustainable Development Paradigm
3:00 – 3:10  Break
3:10 – 6:00
Eric R. Claeys (St. Louis University)
Jefferson Meets Coase: Train Sparks, Law & Economics, and Natural Property Rights

Olufunmilayo B. Arewa (Case Western University)
“Piracy,” Borrowing and Global Intellectual Property Frameworks History, Hierarchies and Conceptions of Culture
Wrap Up