UALR William H. Bowen School of Law
2013 Ben J. Altheimer Oral Symposium
A Question of Balance: 40 Years of the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act and Tenantsâ€™ Rights in Arkansas
Friday, February 1, 2013
UALR Bowen School of Law
The UALR Law Review invites you to the annual Ben J. Altheimer Symposium on February 1, 2013, to be held in the Friday Courtroom. The symposium is the law schoolâ€™s signature scholarly conference to promote discussion of, and scholarship on, a chosen topic. This yearâ€™s symposium will explore Arkansas law and policy concerning tenants’ rights. We believe this symposium will provide Arkansas attorneys with practical information on the state’s landlord-tenant law.
The event is open to students and the general public. Â We anticipate that legal professionals will earn 5 hours of CLE credit.Â Registration is free.
Featured presenters include:
- Dale Whitman, Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, and James E. Campbell Endowed Professor of Law at the University of Missouri-Columbia â€“ Keynote speaker.
- Sheldon Kurtz, Percy Bordwell Professor of Law at the University of Iowa â€“ The work of the ULC Drafting Committee on the Revised Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act.
- Eloisa Rodriguez-Dod, Professor of Law, Florida International University â€“ Eviction of tenants for actions or events outside of the tenantâ€™s control.
- Elena Marty-Nelson, Professor of Law, Nova Southeastern University â€“ Whether it is time to redefine the terms abandonment and mitigation.
- David Campbell, Professor of Law, Mississippi College â€“ An empirical evaluation of the temporal and geographic differences in the interpretation of the implied warranty of habitability.
- Douglas Smith, Instructor, Brandeis University â€“ The real impact (or lack thereof) of the implied warranty of habitability.
- Missy Lonegrass, Harriett S. Daggett â€“ Frances Leggio Landry Professor of Law, Louisiana State University â€“ Comparative landlord-tenant law, focusing on the EU.
- Lynn Foster, Arkansas Bar Foundation Professor of Law at the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law â€“ The report of the Non-Legislative Commission to Study Landlord and Tenant Law.
- Marshall Prettyman,Â Director of Litigation, Legal Aid of Arkansas â€“ Arkansasâ€™sÂ eviction laws.
- Christopher Albin-Lackey, Senior Researcher, Human Rights Watch â€“ The human impact of Arkansasâ€™s criminal failure to vacate statute.
- Nate Willis II, MPA, MPH, Research Assistant, UAMS â€“ Is there a connection between Arkansas tenantsâ€™ rights and public health?
- Amy Johnson, Executive Director, Arkansas Access to Justice Commission â€“ Arkansas landlord-tenant laws and public policy.
- Lawrence McDonough, Managing Attorney of the Housing Unit at the Legal Aid Society of MinneapolisÂ - The original URLTA drafting committee and today’s counterpart.
Online registration is strongly encouraged and can be completed here.
Frequently asked questions are located here.
If you would like to mail in your registration and payment, please fill out this formÂ and mail to the following address:
Kitty L. Cone
UALR Law Review
1201 McMath Avenue
Little Rock, AR Â 72204-5142
For more information, please contact the Symposium Editor, Kitty L. Cone, at email@example.com.