About the REAL Symposium

The REAL Symposium is a collaboration of the State Bar Real Property Law Section and Stanford Professionals in Real Estate (SPIRE). Distinguished speakers will address cutting-edge business and legal issues pertaining to the real estate industry. The REAL Symposium is designed to:

  • provide all types of real estate professionals, as well as academics and government personnel, with critical information and perspectives from leaders in the industry on current and future challenges and trends.
  • provide real estate attorneys with continuing legal education and a greater appreciation for the business context in which legal services are provided; and
  • provide real estate business professionals with current “best practices” and a greater appreciation for the legal issues involved with their properties, projects and work.

The REAL Symposium is also designed to provide attendees with an opportunity to ask questions, to engage in meaningful discussions and to network with speakers, other leaders and attendees, both during the Symposium and at the hosted reception that follows. Additionally, attendance of the symposium qualifies for up to 3 Hours Participatory MCLE Credit, if applicable.


From its foundation based upon a generous land grant from Leland Stanford to its presence in Northern California real estate to its wide array of alumni at the top of the real estate industry, Stanford University has always been a leader in the world of real estate. SPIRE seeks to build upon the real estate tradition at Stanford and to provide a platform for continued excellence in real estate.

SPIRE’s goals are to provide a forum for professional development of alumni in the broad real estate industry, to afford opportunities to current students for mentorship and professional exposure to the world of real estate, and to engage the University itself in developing a robust multi-disciplinary real estate education and research program.

About the REAL Property Law Section

Organized in 1979, the Real Property Law Section has approximately 7,000 members and is the third largest California State Bar section. The Section serves as a forum for communicating information to its members on current developments and trends in real property law. The Section is an approved California MCLE provider, and offers educational opportunities for real estate lawyers throughout the year. For more information about the Real Property Law Section, Go here