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Law School to Host Property Rights Conference on Nov. 5 - 6, 2004
Posted by avwadh, 06 Oct 2004.

On Nov. 5 - 6, 2004, the William & Mary Law School will sponsor the inaugural Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference, presented by the William & Mary Property Rights Conference and the Institute of Bill of Rights Law. Author: Jaime Welch-Donahue
Source: Law School
Date: October 6, 2004

On November 5 - 6, 2004, the William & Mary Law School will sponsor the inaugural Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference. The conference is presented by the William & Mary Property Rights Project and the Institute of Bill of Rights Law. During the conference, Professor Frank I. Michelman of Harvard Law School will be honored with the first Brigham-Kanner Prize.

Professor Michelman was chosen in large measure for his influential article, Property, Utility, and Fairness: Comments on the Ethical Foundations of ‘Just Compensation’ Law, 80 Har.L. Rev. 1165 (1967). He is the author of Brennan and Democracy and also has published numerous articles on property law and theory, constitutional law and theory, local government law and jurisprudence.

In additional to commentary on the impact and continuing relevance of Professor Michelman’s work, the conference will include a discussion of recent developments in takings litigation, judicial comments on takings law, and a point/counterpoint on the sufficiency of current property rights protections.

Topics and Speakers:

Academic Reflections on Professor Michelman’s Work and its Impact
Gregory S. Alexander, Cornell Law School
William A. Fischel, Dartmouth College
Richard J. Lazarus, Georgetown University Law Center
Gregory M. Stein, University of Tennessee College of Law
Laura S. Underkuffler, Duke Law School

Judicial Thoughts on Just Compensation
The Hon. Jonathan M. Apgar, Roanoke City Circuit Court
The Hon. Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
The Hon. Rebecca Beach Smith, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

Recent Developments in Property Rights Advocacy
…on Due Process
Toby Prince Brigham, Brigham Moore LLP
…on Takings
Gideon Kanner, Professor Emeritus, Loyola Law School; Of Counsel, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

Steven J. Eagle, George Mason University School of Law
Daniel R. Mandelker, Washington University School of Law
Ronald H. Rosenberg, William & Mary School of Law

Resolved: Present Law Affords Property Owners Insufficient Protection from Governmental Interference

James S. Burling, Pacific Legal Foundation
Timothy J. Dowling, Community Rights Counsel

Professor Eric Kades of William & Mary Law School is serving as program chair.

The conference and prize are named in recognition of the lifetime contributions to private property rights of Toby Prince Brigham, founding partner of Brigham Moore LLP, and Professor Gideon Kanner, Professor Emeritus at the Loyola Law School and Of Counsel, Mannatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP.

For more information about the conference, and to receive registration information, please call Kathy Pond at 757/221-3796 or email
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