University of Hawaii School of Law Professor and past Section Chair David Callies will be awarded the 2017 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize, awarded annually by William & Mary Law School. The Prize, named in honor of Toby Prince Brigham, a groundbreaking eminent domain lawyer, and property rights legal scholar Professor Gideon Kanner. The Brigham-Kanner Prize is awarded annually during the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference, which will be held October 12–13, 2017, at the William & Mary College campus in Williamsburg, Virginia. All Section members are encouraged to attend the Conference to celebrate the awarding of the Prize.
Since 2004, the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize has been awarded to an individual whose work has advanced the cause of property rights and has contributed to the overall awareness of the important role property rights occupy in the broader scheme of individual liberty. Past winners include Frank Michelman (Harvard Law); Richard Epstein (NYU Law); James Ely (Vanderbilt Law); Margaret Jane Radin (Michigan Law); Carol Rose (Arizona Law); Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (U.S. Supreme Court, retired); Thomas Merrill (Columbia Law); Michael Berger (Manatt, Phelps & Phillips); and Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto.
For more information on the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference, wisit http://law.wm.edu/academics/intellectuallife/conferencesandlectures/propertyrights/ index.php.