New Delhi, India, 10 - 12 September 2013
About the symposium
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' (RICS) Legal Research Symposium 2013 will, once again, be coordinated by CIB Working Commission W113 on Law & Dispute Resolution in partnership with the international COBRA research conference. This year's COBRA conference will be hosted by the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, in partnership with the University of Ulster, on 10, 11 and 12 September 2013.
Please visit the RICS website for all information about the COBRA conference, including that relating to registration and accommodation.
Further information about the legal research symposium is available below, or from the working commission coordinator, Paul Chynoweth. Please subscribe to our email list for regular updates about the symposium.
Call for papers
Papers are invited from academics and practitioners for this year's RICS Legal Research Symposium which address legal topics affecting the built environment, or the work or education of chartered surveyors. All papers will be accommodated within one of the following themes:
- Property Law
- Construction Law
- Environmental Law
- Housing Law
- Planning Law
- Building Regulation & Control
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Professional Liability & Ethics
- Legal Education in Property & Construction
- International & Comparative Law
Those wishing to contribute a paper should first submit an abstract, using the required template, to email@example.com by no later than Wednesday 30 January 2013. Subject to acceptance of your abstract, papers of around 4,000 words should then be submitted, in a format to be advised by the COBRA conference organisers nearer the time.
- Abstract submission deadline: 30 January 2013
- Final paper submission deadline: 15 July 2013
- Conference dates: 10 - 12 September 2013
A number of journal-quality articles based on papers presented during the symposium will also be published in the International Journal of Law in the Built Environment. Authors who are interested in submitting a high quality manuscript to the journal arising out of their symposium contribution should therefore (1) communicate their intention to the editor at the time of submitting their final conference paper. Manuscripts must strictly conform to the journal's published author guidelines and (2) should be submitted via its online submission facility within 2 months of the conference taking place.
- Submit your abstract here
- Download the abstract template here
- Submit your final paper here (to follow)
- Download the law paper template here (to follow)
- International Journal of Law in the Built Environment
- Official RICS COBRA conference web site
RICS Legal Research Symposia from Other Years
- COBRA Conference 2014
- Las Vegas, USA, 2012
- Manchester, UK, 2011
- Paris, France, 2010
- Cape Town, South Africa, 2009
- Dublin, Ireland, 2008
- Atlanta, USA, 2007