The 12th Annual Higher Education Real Estate Lawyers Conference will be hosted by the University of Pennsylvania in the fall of 2014. We look forward to another successful conference with relevant topics and thought provoking speakers. Continue to check here for details about location, registration, and topics.
Since 2003, HEREL Conferences have offered continuing legal education and networking opportunities for higher education real estate and construction lawyers - in a relaxed and collegial setting.
HEREL is an informal organization of higher education lawyers committed to providing first-rate CLE opportunities for attorneys who practice real estate and construction law at institutions of higher education. HEREL also welcomes participation by outside counsel who represent higher education institutions and by non-lawyer real estate professionals. While many of us are members of NACUA and support NACUA’s programs, we believe that HEREL conferences offer a program more focused on the needs of real estate and construction lawyers.
Since its inception, HEREL has held conferences at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia 2003), Stanford University (Stanford 2004), Yale University (New Haven 2005), Boston, MA (2006), the University of Washington (Seattle 2007), The University of Texas System (Austin 2008), the Nevada System of Higher Education and the Nevada State College (Las Vegas 2009), Princeton University (Princeton 2010), Washington University (St. Louis 2011), Duke University (Durham 2012), and the University of California, San Diego (La Jolla 2013).
HEREL conferences have attracted real estate practitioners from the country’s leading higher education institutions, including Harvard, Yale, Duke, the University of Pennsylvania, MIT, Stanford, the University of California System and others. The programs feature presentations by leading outside lawyers as well as experienced in-house counsel that explore issues in depth and at a level of sophistication that will readily allow practitioners to use the information in structuring and documenting transactions.
The small-group setting of HEREL conferences, generally 50 participants, and the large percentage of conference participants who return to the conference year after year create a level of camaraderie that allows colleagues to speak freely about issues and questions that, in a larger setting, might be more difficult.