Joseph L. Singer to Receive Prestigious Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize

Joseph L. Singer, the Bussey Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and a brilliant thinker on Property and Property Rights, will receive the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize on October 1, 2015, at the William and Mary Law School.

The William and Mary Law School has taken upon itself to organize an outstanding property rights project, one which is nationally known and respected.

The Law School should be honored and is honored in not only presenting the program, but providing the opportunity for students, practitioners and academics to fully discuss and discern the property issues of our times.

Lynda L. Butler, Chancellor Professor of Law and director of the William & Mary Property Rights Project, noted that Singer has written extensively on virtually all aspects of property. “It is a great pleasure to honor Professor Singer for his outstanding contributions to the field and to celebrate his prolific scholarship which so eloquently invites scholars, students, and lay readers to explore new ways of thinking about property and ownership,” she said. “We look forward to presenting him with the prize at our fall conference.”

Singer, who joined the Harvard Law School faculty in 1992, was appointed Harvard’s Bussey Professor of Law in 2006.  Prior to that, he taught at Boston University School of Law, practiced law in Boston, and served as a law clerk to Justice Morris Pashman of the Supreme Court of New Jersey.  In addition to books on property law and federal Indian law, he has published more than 70 law review articles. He received his law degree and master’s degree (Political Science) from Harvard and is a graduate of Williams College.