17th Annual Brigham-Kanner Prize Recipient

Professor Henry Smith to Receive Annual Property Rights Prize in October

Henry Smith

by David F. Morrill |  March 30, 2020

The William & Mary Law School Property Rights Project has named Professor Henry Smith of Harvard Law School as the recipient of the 2020 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize.

Smith will be honored during the project’s 17th annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference, to be held at William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Va., on Oct. 1-2.

Robert C. Ellickson, the Walter E. Meyer Professor Emeritus of Property and Urban Law and Professorial Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, and 2008 recipient of the Brigham-Kanner Prize, considers Smith an excellent choice.

"Henry Smith fully warrants—and by a large margin—receipt of the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights prize," Ellickson said. "Colleagues universally admire his scholarly achievements in the field, both conceptual and historical. Smith currently is the Reporter of the new Restatement (Fourth) of Property, a project likely to cement his eminence.”

Read the press release announcing the award

17th Annual Conference

We invite you to join us October 1–2, 2020, for the 17th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference at William & Mary Law School. We are currently busy working on an informative program.

Stay tuned for updates on speakers, topics, travel, and registration.