September 18th, 2009 — By — In News & Events

William & Mary Law School to host Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference

Richard E. Pipes, Professor Emeritus of History at Harvard University

(Williamsburg, VA) – William & Mary Law School will host the Sixth Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference Oct. 16-17 in Williamsburg, Va. The conference is presented by the William & Mary Property Rights Project and the Institute of Bill of Rights Law.

During the conference, Richard E. Pipes, Professor Emeritus of History at Harvard University, will be honored with the 2009 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize. The conference will include panels on Professor Pipes’s property rights scholarship, the psychology of property rights, and the contract clause. The conference concludes with a roundtable luncheon discussion of inverse condemnation comparing regulatory takings with condemnation blight and the Kelo backlash.

The Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize is named in recognition of Toby Prince Brigham and Gideon Kanner for their lifetime contributions to private property rights. Previous recipients of the Brigham-Kanner Prize include Professor Frank I. Michelman, Harvard Law School (2004), Professor Richard A. Epstein, University of Chicago Law School (2005), Professor James W. Ely, Jr., Vanderbilt University Law School (2006), Professor Margaret J. Radin, University of Michigan Law School (2007), and Professor Robert C. Ellickson, Yale Law School (2008).

Participants in this year’s conference include David Bernstein, George Mason School of Law; Jeremy A. Blumenthal, Syracuse University College of Law; Andrew Prince Brigham, Brigham Moore, LLP, Jacksonville, Fla.; Toby Prince Brigham, Brigham Moore, LLP, Miami, Fla.; Alfred L. Brophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law School; Lynda L. Butler, William & Mary Law School; James W. Ely, Jr., Vanderbilt University Law School; Eric Kades, William & Mary Law School; Gideon Kanner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, Los Angeles, Calif., and Loyola Law School Los Angeles; Janice Nadler, Northwestern University Law School; Scott Nelson, College of William & Mary; John V. Orth, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law School; Carol M. Rose, James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona; Stephanie M. Stern, Chicago-Kent College of Law; and Joseph T. Waldo, Waldo & Lyle, Norfolk, Va.

Richard E. Pipes is the Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of History, Emeritus, at Harvard University. Among his appointments, he served as Director of Harvard University’s Russian Research Center from 1968-1973, as Chairman of the CIA’s “Team B” to review Strategic Intelligence Estimates in 1976, and as Director of East European and Soviet Affairs in President Ronald Regan’s National Security Council from 1981-1982.

Pipes’s books include Formation of the Soviet Union (1954, 1964, 1998), Struve, 2 vols. (1970, 1980), Russia under the Old Regime (1974), The Russian Revolution (1990), Russia under the Bolshevik Regime (1994), Property and Freedom (1999), Communism: A History (2001), Vixi: The Memoirs of a Non-Belonger (2003), and Conservatism and its Critics (2006). He received the National Humanities Medal in 2007.

There is a $50 conference registration fee, which includes admission to all panels and Saturday’s breakfast and roundtable luncheon discussion. Waiver of the registration fee is available for students. Virginia CLE credit is pending. For a brochure, contact Kathy Pond at (757)221-3796 or

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