The Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference


Here is the text. Please note that the in-person annual dinner on September 30, 2021, has been canceled. Instead, we will broadcast the award reception virtually. If you have registered for the dinner already, you will receive a refund for your ticket. Please re-register for the Conference on October 1, if you still wish to attend. If you just wish to watch the award ceremony virtually, please register for the ticket type "Virtual, Non-CLE registration." The link for the award reception will be emailed to you the week of the event. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused, but appreciate your understanding and cooperation in keeping our University community safe and healthy.

The Conference on October 1, 2021, will still be both in-person and virtual.

Conference COVID-19 Policy

As part of your participation in the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference, you agree to comply with all COVID-19 mandates and restrictions imposed by William & Mary at the time of the conference, September 30–October 1, 2021. These restrictions may include masking and/or vaccination. Currently, faculty, staff, and students are required to be vaccinated. Everyone, including visitors, must wear face masks indoors. Food and drink must be consumed outside the buildings. Masks must be worn outdoors on campus unless you are eating, drinking, or can maintain appropriate physical distancing of at least six feet. Thank you for your efforts to keep our community safe.

The annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference is presented by the William & Mary Property Rights Project and is named in recognition of Toby Prince Brigham and Gideon Kanner for their lifetime contributions to private property rights. The conference is designed to bring together members of the bench, bar and academia to explore recent developments in the law that affect property rights. The Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference began in 2004 at William & Mary Law School.

Each year, the 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. The Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference is renowned for its outstanding panel discussions and for bringing 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 each of the panels.

Brigham-Kanner Conference Coordinating Committee

Dean A. Benjamin Spencer, Dean and Chancellor Professor, William & Mary Law School

Lynda L. Butler, Chancellor Professor of Law, Emerita, and Director for the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference

Andrew P. Brigham, Attorney-at-Law, Brigham Property Rights Law Firm, PLLC; Jacksonville, Florida

Conference Advisory Board

Alan Ackerman
Joshua E. Baker
Andrew P. Brigham
Christi A. Cassel
Stephen J. Clarke
Mark (Thor) Hearne, II
Justin A. Hodge
Jeremy P. Hopkins
Shane Rayman
Joseph P. Suntum 
Brett S. Tensfeldt
Robert H. Thomas
Christian F. Torgrimson
Joseph T. Waldo
Blake A. Willis

Contact Us

For questions or for more information about the Conference, please contact [[drweis, Debra Weiss]] or call at (757) 221-7466.