Legal geography explores the practice and conceptualization of the law in and via place and space, examining the relationship between law and the changing spatial, social, and environmental conditions that create and contribute to our understanding of the world(s) we inhabit. This session features graduate student scholars who pursue research that involves legal inquiry-- whether you consider yourself a 'spatial detective' (Bennett 2015), a transdisciplinary/post-disciplinary scholar (Braverman et al. 2014), or are simply interested in the utility of legal geography as a subdiscipline for supporting your work. As legal geographers we study a wide range of topics, including (im)migration, environmental justice, property, resource management, the administration of law in place, law and urban spaces, and much more.
|Presenter||Caroline Griffith*, University of Wisconsin - Madison, The High-Water Mark: Energy-Driven Property Disputes in Western North Dakota||15||1:30 PM|
|Presenter||Julia Sizek*, University of California, Berkeley, Regulatory Alchemy: How Water Becomes Money in the California Desert||15||1:45 PM|
|Presenter||Sophia Ford*, University of Oregon, A methodological intervention to map mineral deeds and uncover subterranean power||15||2:00 PM|
|Presenter||Natalia Perez*, Simon Fraser University, Unhappy performatives of property among Colombian campesinxs: a contribution to a relational approach to property and dispossession||15||2:15 PM|
|Presenter||Trey Murphy*, University of North Carolina, “Tres-Frac” Liability and the Legal Transformation of Geologic Shales into Natural Resources through the Texas Supreme Court Case Coastal v. Garza||15||2:30 PM|
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