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Professor Robert Ellickson ’66 to Participate in International Property Rights Conference

Walter E. Meyer Professor of Property and Urban Law Robert Ellickson ’66 will participate in the eighth annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference, sponsored by William & Mary Law School, in Beijing, China, on October 14 and 15, 2011. The conference brings together esteemed scholars, jurists, and practitioners from the United States and China to discuss the evolution of property rights on a global scale. Professor Ellickson will take part on a panel entitled “Culture and Property” and in a roundtable discussion on the “Future of Property Rights.”[

The conference is being held at and in cooperation with Tsinghua University School of Law, one of China’s top universities and law schools. Holding the conference in China “will foster a comparative framework for the discussion of property rights that is long overdue, given the strong ties between the United States and China and China’s dynamic role in the world economy,” said William & Mary Law School Professor Lynda Butler.

Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor will be the featured speaker at the conference and will be honored with the 2011 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize, which recognizes outstanding contributions of individuals to the field of property rights scholarship. Professor Ellickson received the Brigham-Kanner Prize in 2008.