Brigham–Kanner Property Rights Conference

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Brigham–Kanner Property Rights Conference
Begins 2004
Ends on-going
Location(s) William & Mary Marshall Wythe School of Law
2011 Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
2016 The Hague, Netherlands
Inaugurated October 2004
Most recent October 2015
Next event October 19-21, 2016
The Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference

The Brigham–Kanner Property Rights Conference began in 2004 at the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary. Annually the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference awards the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize 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.

In 2011 the Conference, which most years is hosted at William & Mary's Marshall-Wythe School of Law, was hosted by Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. During the 2011 Conference, which was the Eighth Annual Brigham Kanner Property Rights Conference, Retired United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor received the Brigham Kanner Prize. The 2011 Conference featured lectures and panel discussions by the leading property rights scholars and practitioners from China and the United States.

The Conference brings together the bench, bar, and academics on its panels. The Conference is notable for its encouragement of active participation from the audience through its question and answer segments with the leading property rights scholars and practitioners.

Beginning in 2011, the Conference began publishing the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference Journal as a chronicle of the Conference's panels. Volume 1 features 17 articles that explore the similarities and differences of the property systems in the U.S., China, and other countries. The articles were written by leading scholars and practitioners from the U.S. and China. Articles provide a comparative analysis of legal protection of property rights and also explore topics such as the role of property in promoting social and economic policy, the impact of culture on property systems, and the relationship between property rights and the environment. Four articles reflect on Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's property rights decisions, in recognition of her receipt of the 2011 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize.

The Thirteenth Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference will be held on October 19-21, 2 2016 at The Hague, in the Netherlands. The 2016 recipient of the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize will be Hernando de Soto. The official press release from William and Mary is available here.

Recipients of the Brigham-Kanner Prize[edit]

Notable panelists[edit]

  1. Stephanie M. Stern, Associate Professor of Law, Norman and Edna Freehling Scholar, Chicago-Kent College of Law
  2. Janice Nadler, Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law
  3. Jeremy A. Blumenthal, Associate Professor of Law, Syracuse University College of Law
  4. Andrew Prince Brigham, Partner, Brigham Moore, LLP
  5. John V. Orth, William Rand Kenan, Jr., Professor of Law, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law
  6. Alfred L. Brophy, Professor of Law, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law
  7. Lee Fennell, Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
  8. Nicole Stelle Garnett, Professor of Law University of Notre Dame Law School
  9. Maureen O'Connor, Supreme Court of Ohio
  10. Eduardo M. Penalver, Professor of Law, Cornell University Law School
  11. Richard J. Lazarus, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  12. Laura S. Underkuffler, Professor of Law, Duke Law School
  13. Gregory S. Alexander, Professor of Law, Cornell Law School
  14. Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  15. Rebecca Beach Smith, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  16. James. S. Burling, Principal Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation
  17. Steven J. Eagle, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
  18. Daniel R. Mandelker, Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law
  19. Ronald H. Rosenberg, Professor of Law, Marshall-Wythe School of Law
  20. Timothy J. Dowling, Chief Counsel, Community Rights Counsel
  21. Jonathan M. Apgar, Circuit Court of Virginia, Roanoke City, Virginia
  22. William A. Fischel, Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College
  23. Henry E. Smith, Professor of Property and Environmental Law, Yale Law School
  24. Michael M. Berger, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
  25. Gideon Kanner, Of Counsel, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
  26. Toby Prince Brigham, Founding Partner, Brigham Moore, LLP
  27. Roderick M. Hills, Jr., Professor of Law, New York University Law School
  28. Stewart E. Sterk, Professor of Real Estate Law, Cardozo Law School
  29. Vicki L. Been, Professor of Law, New York University Law School
  30. Eric R. Clayes, Assistant Professor of Law, George Mason University Law School
  31. Dana Berliner, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice
  32. M. Timothy Iglesias, Associate Professor University of San Francisco Law School
  33. Bradley C. Karkkainen, Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School
  34. Joseph T. Waldo, Founding Partner, Waldo & Lyle, P.C.
  35. Colin Gordon, Professor of History, University of Iowa
  36. George Lefcoe, Professor of Real Estate Law, University of Southern California Gould School of Law
  37. Jeffrey Manns, Associate Professor, George Washington University Law School
  38. Dale R. Cathell, Maryland Court of Appeals
  39. H. Dixon Montague, Partner, Vinson & Elkins, LLP
  40. James L. Thompson, Member, Miller & Canby
  41. Stephen R. Munzer, Professor of Law, UCLA
  42. Jeffrey E. Stake, Professor of Law, Indiana University at Bloomington School of Law
  43. Tom Goldstein, Assistant County Attorney, Miami-Dade County, Florida
  44. Edward D. McKirdy, Member, McKirdy and Rishkin, P.A.
  45. Randy Ward, Attorney, Texas Department of Transportation
  46. Frank Schnidman, Senior Fellow, International Programs, Florida Atlantic University Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions
  47. Charles L. Siemon, Partner, Siemon Larsen & Marsh
  48. Stuart Banner, Professor of Law, University of California at Los Angeles Law School
  49. Charles W. McCurdy, Professor of History and Law, University of Virginia
  50. John V. Orth, William Rand Denan, Jr., Professor of Law, University of North Carolina Law School
  51. Stephanie M. Stern, Assistant Professor, Loyola University Chicago Law School
  52. Eric Kades, Professor of Law, William & Mary Law School

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