Ford Foundation Legal Workshop: 13th Workshop 1978

Property Law

The Ford Foundation very kindly allowed the Institute to extend the period of its final grant and to use the remaining balances for a further Legal Workshop. The 13th Legal Workshop was therefore held at the Institute from Tuesday 4th July to Friday 6th July 1978 and the subject was: Property Law.

Professor A.N. Allott from the School of Oriental and African Studies acted as Academic Director, assisted by Mr David Bradley of the London School of Economics and Political Science. About 60 people took part in the Workshop, half of whom stayed in Connaught Hall in Tavistock Square.

The Workshop was divided into four Themes:

Theme I considered The Philosophy and Scope of Property Law
Theme II considered Resource Management: the Management of Land as a Scarce Resource in the Public and Private Interest
Theme III considered The Family and Property
Theme IV considered The Teaching of Property Law

Academic Directors:

  • Professor A.N. Allott (School of Oriental and African Studies)
  • assisted by Mr David Bradley (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Workshop Main Speakers:
Theme I - The Philosophy and Scope of Property Law
Professor Gerald Dworkin (University of Southampton)
Property; Land: Industrial and Intellectual Property; Are there any common characteristics?
Mr Michael Kaser (St Antony's College, Oxford)
Property in the context of the Soviet economy
Professor F.H. Lawson (Emeritus Professor of Comparative Law at the University of Oxford)
A few reflexions on comparative property law
Dr Bernard Rudden (Oriel College, Oxford)
Notes towards a grammar of property
Mr Robert Sutherland (University of Glasgow)
The reform of land law in Scotland
 
Theme II - Resource Management: the Management of Land as a Scarce Resource in the Public and Private Interest
Mr P.G. Ashcroft (Legal Adviser, Department of Energy)
The exploitation and conservation of natural fuel resources of the United Kingdom and its continental shelf
Professor D.R. Denman (Department of Land Economy, Cambridge)
Land title surveys and the planning process
Professor A. Douglas Lawton (University of Belfast)
Taxation and its impact on property law
Mr Victor Moore (University of Reading)
Land use and its control
Mr Martin Partington (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Housing: the right to housing; the Housing (Homeless Persons) Act, 1977
Professor P.H. Pettit (University of Bristol)
Landlord and tenant
 
Theme III - The Family and Property
Mr Stephen Edell (Law Commission)
The Law Commission's proposals on co-ownership of the matrimonial home
Mr Michael Freeman (University College London)
Towards a justification of rights for cohabitees
Dr Kevin J. Gray (Queen's College, Cambridge)
Re-allocation of property
Mr J.G. Miller (University College, Cardiff)
The vested property rights of spouses, and the Law Commission's proposals
 
Theme IV - The Teaching of Property Law
Professor F.R. Crane (Queen Mary College)
The teaching of property law
Professor P.B. Fairest (University of Hull)
The scope and divisions of the subject
Mr R.P. Gregory (Solicitor)
The needs of the practitioner
Profssor Patrick McAuslan (University of Warwick)
The ideology of land law teaching: home thoughts from abroad
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