Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference

William & Mary Law School will be hosting the Seventh Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference on Thursday, Sept. 30th and Friday Oct. 1st.  This year's honoree is Prof. Carol Rose of Arizona and Yale.  Scheduled presenters include past honorees such as Robert Ellickson and James Ely as well as other leading property scholars including Jedediah Purdy, Henry Smith, Michael Heller, Thomas Merrill and Laura Underkuffler.  Past conferences have involved very spirited discussions about eminient domain, takings and other land use issues.  More information is below.  I hope to see you there.

The annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference is presented by the W&M Property Rights Project and the Institute of The Bill of Rights Law.  It is named in recognition of Toby Prince Brigham and Gideon Kanner for their lifetime contributions to private property rights. Now in its seventh year, the conference is designed to bring together members of the bench, bar and academia to explore recent developments in takings law and other areas of the law affecting property rights.  During the conference, the Project presents the Brigham-Kanner Prize to an outstanding figure in the field.  Previous recipients of the Brigham-Kanner Prize include Professor Frank I. Michelman of Harvard Law School (2004), Professor Richard A. Epstein of the University of Chicago Law School (2005), Professor James W. Ely, Jr. of Vanderbilt Law School (2006),  Professor Margaret Jane Radin of the University of Michigan Law School (2007),  Professor Robert C. Ellickson of Yale Law School (2008) and Professor Richard E. Pipes of Harvard University (2009).

 The Seventh annual conference will be held September 30 - October 1, 2010.   Professor Carol M. Rose of James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona will be honored with the 2010 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize.  Professor Rose is the Ashby Lohse Professor of  Water and Natural Resource Law and the Gordon Bradford Tweedy Professor of Law and Organization, Emerita, and the Fred Johnson Chair in Property and Environmental Law, Yale Law School.

For more information about the 2010 conference, please contact Kathy Pond at 757-221-3796 or email her at ktpond@wm.edu

2010 Brigham Kanner Property Rights Brochure

James J. Kelly, Jr.
Asst. Prof. of Law
University of Baltimore School of Law
Visit Prof. of Law, W&L Law (Spring ’11)



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