18th Annual Brigham-Kanner Prize Recipient

Professor Vicki Been to Receive Annual Property Rights Prize in October

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by David F. Morrill |  March 15, 2021

Professor Vicki Been of NYU School of Law has been named the recipient of the 2021 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize. Been will be honored during the William & Mary Law School Property Rights Project’s 18th annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference, which will be held on September 30-October 1, 2021.

“Professor Been joins our past prize recipients who have contributed so greatly to our understanding of the civil right of ownership in private property,” said Andrew Prince Brigham, managing partner and owner of the Brigham Property Rights Law Firm, PLLC, in Jacksonville, Florida, and a member of the Brigham-Kanner Conference Coordination Committee. “Her work with Bob Ellickson and others has made basic land use concepts accessible to law students. Her collaborative casebooks continue to help shape property law by instructing future practitioners.”

Been is the Judge Edward Weinfeld Professor of Law at NYU School of Law, an Affiliated Professor of Public Policy of the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and Faculty Director of NYU’s Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy. Her scholarship focuses on the interplay of land use, urban policy and housing. She is currently on leave from NYU, serving as Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development for the City of New York. 

Read the press release announcing the award. 


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.