Exploring Property Rights in China

by Faye Shealy

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Dean Douglas and several other faculty members are out of the office for a great reason today: the Eighth Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference in Beijing, China!  The Law School typically hosts this conference in Williamsburg, but this year the Conference is being jointly sponsored with Tsinghua University School of law.  The treatment of property rights figures prominently in both Chinese and American economic and political systems, and the Conference will explore the relationship between property rights, economic prosperity, and individual freedom.  Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Chancellor of the College, was honored today at the conference as the 2011 recipient of the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize.

Congratulations to Justice O’Connor, and best of luck to our faculty!  To our prospective students, remember that property is a required course, and coming to a law school with such a renowned conference is a great addition to your education!