Professor David Callies, Benjamin A. Kudo Professor of Law, William S. Richardson School, is the 2017 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Recipient by William & Mary Law School. The Price has been awarded annually since 2004. It is named in honor of the lifetime contribution to property rights of Toby Prince Brigham and Gideon Kanner, and its presented annually to the scholar, practitioner or jurist whose works affirms the fundamental importance of property rights. Previous recipients include Sandra O’Connor, formerly Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court, Frank Michelman of Harvard, Carol Rose of Yale and Thomas W Merril of Columbia.
An expert in land use, property and state and local government law, Professor Callies is a prolific scholar who has lectured around the world and authored or collaborated on approximately 90 articles and 20 books. He is graduate of De Pauw University, The University of Michigan Law School, Nottingham University (LL.M.) and a life member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University. Professor Callies has been a member of the American Law Institute since 1990.
His previous awards include The Owners’ Counsel of America’s Crystal Eagle Award, the Lambda Alpha International Member of the Year, and the Jefferson Fordham Lifetime Achievement Award, which is conferred by the ABA’s Section of State and Local Government Law. In addition, Professor Callies is a Regents Medalist for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Hawai’i.