William & Mary Law School and the William & Mary Property Rights Prize announced that Mike Berger will be the 2014 Recipient of the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize. Berger is a property rights lawyer, scholar, teacher, and Owners Counsel member. The William & Mary Property Rights Project presents the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize each year to an individual whose work affirms that property rights are fundamental to protecting and preserving individual liberty. It is named in recognition of the lifetime contributions to property rights of Toby Prince Brigham, founding partner of Brigham Moore, LLP, in Florida, and Gideon Kanner, professor of law emeritus at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.
According to the Owners’ Counsel,
Mike will receive the Prize at the 11th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference October 30-31, 2014 at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Each year the Property Rights Project presents the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize to an individual whose work affirms that property rights are fundamental to protecting and preserving individual liberty. Mike is the first practicing lawyer to receive the prize.
A press release released by the Law School can be found here. According to the Press release, the award has been given annually since 2004. Previous recipients include Professor Frank I. Michelman of Harvard Law School (2004), Professor Richard A. Epstein of New York University Law School (2005), Professor James W. Ely, Jr., of Vanderbilt University (2006), Professor Margaret Jane Radin of the University of Michigan Law School (2007), Professor Robert C. Ellickson of Yale University (2008), Professor Richard E. Pipes of Harvard University (2009), Professor Carol Rose of the University of Arizona (2010), Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (2011), Professor James E. Krier of the University of Michigan Law School (2012), and Professor Thomas W. Merrill of Columbia Law School (2013).
Congratulations to Mike Berger on this distinguished award!