The William & Mary Law School Property Rights Project promotes the exchange of ideas between scholars and members of the property rights bar through lectures and an annual conference. The Project recognizes outstanding contributions of individuals to the field of property rights scholarship with the annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize.
Past recipients of the Brigham-Kanner Prize have included Professor Frank I. Michelman of Harvard Law School (2004), Professor Richard A. Epstein of New York University Law School (2005), Professor James W. Ely, Jr., of Vanderbilt Law School (2006), Professor Margaret Jane Radin of the University of Michigan Law School (2007), Professor Robert C. Ellickson of Yale Law School (2008), Professor Richard E. Pipes of Harvard University (2009), Professor Carol M. Rose, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law (2010), Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O' Connor (2011), Professor James E. Krier of the University of Michigan Law School (2012), Professor Thomas W. Merrill of Columbia Law School (2013), Michael M. Berger (2014), and Professor Joseph William Singer (2015). The 2016 recipient is Hernando de Soto. Please visit this page to read their biographies.
Save the Date! The 2016 Conference will be held in The Hague and presented in cooperation with the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University. For more information about the 2016 Conference, contact [[w|mnwyatt]]; t: (757) 221-7466.
The William & Mary Law School Property Rights Project is directed by Chancellor Professor of Law Lynda L. Butler.