Volume 4

Michael M. Berger—a Career Devoted to Property Rights

Dana Berliner

2014 marks the first time a practitioner has won this award, and it is fitting that it goes to Mike Berger. Advocates do much to shape the law of property. Good advocates carefully select their cases to present issues directly and sympathetically. They identify the questions presented on appeal and, of course, at the Supreme Court. They formulate the theories and identify the lines of cases that they suggest the Court follow or reject. They introduce the evidence that either is or is not sufficient to prove their client’s side of the story. All of these decisions then have a direct role in shaping the outcomes of cases.

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