The William & Mary Law School Property Rights Project will honour Clare Hall Life Member Professor David L. Callies in October, with the 2017 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize. The prize is named in honour of the lifetime contributions to property rights of Toby Prince Brigham and Gideon Kanner and is presented annually to a scholar, practitioner or jurist whose work affirms the fundamental importance of property rights.
A prolific scholar whose work explores land use, property, state and local government law, Callies has lectured around the world and authored or collaborated on about 90 articles and 20 books. He has been a member of the prestigious American Law Institute since 1990 and is the Benjamin A. Kudo Professor of Law at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa.
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