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Bob Ellickson ’66 Awarded Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize

Professor Robert Ellickson ’66 has been named the 2008 recipient of the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize, given by William and Mary Law School. 

The prize is named in recognition of Toby Prince Brigham and Gideon Kanner for their lifetime contributions to private property rights, their efforts to advance the constitutional protection of property, and their accomplishments in preserving the important role that private property plays in protecting individual and civil rights.

Professor Ellickson will receive his prize at the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference at William & Mary Law School on Oct. 17 and 18.

Professor Ellickson is the Walter E. Meyer Professor of Property and Urban Law at Yale Law School. Prior to joining the Yale faculty in 1988, he was a member of the law faculties at the University of Southern California and Stanford University.

He is author of numerous books, including The Household: Informal Order Around the Hearth, Order Without Law: How Neighbors Settle Disputes (awarded the Order of the Coif Triennial Book Award), Land Use Controls (with Vicki L. Been), and Perspectives on Property Law (with Carol M. Rose and Bruce A. Ackerman). He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a past president of the American Law and Economics Association.

Previous recipients of the Brigham-Kanner Prize include Professor Frank I. Michelman of Harvard Law School (2004), Professor Richard A. Epstein of the University of Chicago Law School (2005), Professor James W. Ely, Jr. of Vanderbilt Law School (2006), and Professor Margaret Jane Radin of the University of Michigan Law School (2007).