HONORING THOSE WHO PROTECT PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS
Frank I. Michelman
(2004 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize Recipient)
Professor Frank I. Michelman earned his B.A. at Yale and his LL.M. at Harvard. He is the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School where he has taught since 1963. He is the author of Brennan and Democracy (Princeton University Press 1999) as well as numerous articles on property law and theory, constitutional law and theory, local government law and jurisprudence. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Association of Constitutional Law and of the National Advisory Board of the American Constitution Society. In recognition of his numerous contributions and achievements, he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1986.
Richard A. Epstein
(2005 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize Recipient)
Professor Richard A. Epstein is the inaugural Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law. He is also the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law and the Director of the Law and Economics Program at the University of Chicago Law School. He is an Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and a senior fellow at the University of Chicago Medical School’s Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. He has written on a wide range of legal and interdisciplinary topics and is the author of numerous works including Skepticism and Freedom: A Modern Case for Classical Liberalism (University of Chicago Press 2003), Simple Rules for a Complex World (Harvard University Press 1995), Bargaining with the State (Princeton University Press 1993) and Takings: Private Property and the Power of Eminent Domain (Harvard University Press 1985). He was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1985.
James W. Ely
(2006 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize Recipient)
Emeritus Professor James W. Ely, Jr., was the Milton R. Underwood Chair in Free Enterprise, a professor of law, and a professor of history at Vanderbilt University. He has written about a wide range of topics in legal history and is the author of numerous works including The Guardian of Every Other Right: A Constitutional History of Property Rights (Oxford University Press, 3rd edition 2008), American Legal History: Cases and Materials (Oxford University Press (3rd ed. 2005) (with Kermit L. Hall and Paul Finkelman), The Fuller Court: Justices, Rulings, and Legacy (ABC-CLIO, 2003), and Railroads and American Law (University Press of Kansas, 2001). Ely served as assistant editor of the American Journal of Legal History from 1987 to1989. Since joining the Vanderbilt faculty in 1979, he has also received numerous teaching awards.
Margaret Jane Radin
(2007 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize Recipient)
Professor Margaret Jane Radin is the Henry King Ransom Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School. Prior to joining the Michigan faculty in fall 2007, she was the William Benjamin Scott and Luna M. Scott Professor of Law, and director of Stanford Law School’s Program in Law, Science and Technology at Stanford University. She also has been on the faculty of the University of Southern California Law Center and has been a visiting professor at UCLA and Harvard. Radin has published prolifically on property rights theory and institutions, commodification, intellectual property, and cyberlaw. Highlights of her property scholarship appear in Contested Commodities (Harvard University Press 1996) and Reinterpreting Property (University of Chicago Press 1993).
Robert C. Ellickson
(2008 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize Recipient)
Professor Robert C. 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. Professor Ellickson’s books include The Household: Informal Order Around the Hearth (2008), Order Without Law: How Neighbors Settle Disputes (1991), Land Use Controls (with Vicki L. Been) (3d ed 2005), and Perspectives on Property Law (with Carol M. Rose and Bruce A. Ackerman)(3d ed 2002). He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and was President of the American Law and Economics Association in 2001.
Richard E. Pipes
(2009 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize Recipient)
Professor Richard E. Pipes is the Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of History, Emeritus, at Harvard University. Among his appointments, he served as Director of Harvard University’s Russian Research Center from 1968-1973, as Chairman of the CIA’s “Team B” to review Strategic Intelligence Estimates in 1976, and as Director of East European and Soviet Affairs in President Ronald Regan’s National Security Council from 1981-1982. Professor Pipes’s books include Formation of the Soviet Union : Communism and Nationalism, 1917-1923 (Russian Research Center Studies) (1954, 1964, 1998), Struve : Liberal On The Left, 1870-1905 (Russian Research Center Studies), 2 vols. (1970, 1980), Russia under the Old Regime (Penguin History1974), The Russian Revolution (Vintage 1990), Russia under the Bolshevik Regime (Vintage 1994), Property and Freedom(Vintage 1999), Communism: A History (Modern Library 2001), Vixi: TheMemoirs of a Non-Belonger (Yale University Press 2003), and Conservatism and its Critics (Yale University Press 2006). Professor Pipes was the 2007 recipient of the National Humanities Medal.
Carol M. Rose
(2010 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize Recipient)
Professor Carol M. Rose is the Ashby Lohse Chair in Water and Natural Resources at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. Prior to joining the faculty at Arizona, Professor Rose was the Gordon Bradford Tweedy Professor of Law and Organization at Yale University Law School. She has authored numerous articles and several books, including Perspectives on Property Law (Aspen 2d ed. 1995) (3d ed. 2002) (co-author, with Bruce Ackerman & Robert Ellickson) and Property and Persuasion: Essays on the History, Theory, and Rhetoric of Ownership (Westview Press 1994).
Sandra Day O’Connor
(2011 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize Recipient)
Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was honored with the 2011 prize at the eighth annual conference, which was held in Beijing. The 2011 conference was co-sponsored by Tsinghua University School of Law and was a featured event during the university’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of its founding.
Justice O’Connor served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court from 1981 to 2006. She became chancellor of the College of William & Mary following her retirement from the judiciary. In May 2010, the William & Mary Law School faculty awarded her its highest honor, the Marshall-Wythe Medallion, in recognition of her exceptional accomplishments and leadership.
Justice O’Connor served as an Arizona assistant attorney general from 1965 to 1969, when she was appointed to a vacancy in the Arizona Senate. In 1974, she ran successfully for trial judge, a position she held until she was appointed to the Arizona Court of Appeals in 1979. Eighteen months later, on July 7, 1981, President Ronald Reagan nominated her to the Supreme Court. In September 1981, she became the Court’s 102nd justice and its first female member.
James E. Krier
(2012 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize Recipient)
Professor James E. Krier, Earl Warren DeLano Professor of Law at the University of Michigan, teaches courses on property, trusts and estates, behavioral law and economics, and pollution policy. His research interests are primarily in the fields of property and law and economics, and he is the author or coauthor of several books, including Environmental Law and Policy (Bobbs-Merrill Co. 1978) (with R.B. Stewart) , Pollution and Policy (University of California Press 1977) (with E. Ursin) ,and Property (Aspen Publishing, 8th edition 2014) (with Jesse Dukeminier, Gregory S. Alexander, Michael Schill, and Lior Jacob Strahilevitz).
His most recent articles have been published in Harvard Law Review, Supreme Court Economic Review, UCLA Law Review, and Cornell Law Review. A professor of law at UCLA and Stanford before joining the Michigan Law faculty in 1983, he has been a visiting professor at both Harvard University Law School and Cardozo School of Law.
Thomas W. Merrill
(2013 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize Recipient)
Professor Thomas W. Merrill is a scholar of property, administrative, and environmental law and is the Charles Evans Hughes Professor at Columbia Law School. His books include Property: Takings (Foundation Press, 2002) (with David A. Dana), Property: Principles and Policies (Foundation Press, 2d ed. 2012) (with Henry E. Smith), and The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law (with Henry E. Smith) (Oxford University Press, 2010). His many articles have appeared in publications such as Harvard Law Review, New York University Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and Yale Law Journal.
Michael M. Berger
(2014 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize Recipient)
Michael M. Berger is one of the top eminent domain and land use lawyers in the United States. His appellate practice at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips has involved condemnation, due process, and equal protection. He was the first practicing lawyer to receive the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize and is considered by his peers to be among the best takings lawyers in the nation. Mr. Berger has argued four cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as cases before appellate courts throughout California, numerous federal courts of appeal, and several state supreme courts. He is also a frequent author of amicus curiae briefs in various appellate courts, particularly the U.S. Supreme Court, pressing client interests in important pending cases. His energetic defense of property owners contributed major decisions to Fifth Amendment jurisprudence in cases such as Tahoe-Sierra (where Mr. Berger’s opposing counsel was John Roberts, who is now Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States), Del Monte Dunes, Preseault, and First English. After attending Brandeis University, Mr. Berger received his J.D. from Washington University School of Law and his LL.M. (in real property) from the University of Southern California.
Joseph William Singer
(2015 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize Recipient)
Joseph William Singer has long been recognized as one of the nation’s foremost theorists in property law. In addition to a casebook and treatise on property law, he is the author of Entitlement: The Paradoxes of Property (Yale University Press, 2000), The Edges of the Field: Lessons on the Obligations of Ownership (Beacon Press, 2000), and No Freedom without Regulation: The Hidden Lesson of the Subprime Crisis (Yale University Press, 2015). 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.
Hernando de Soto
(2016 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize Recipient)
Hernando de Soto is the author of The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else (Basic Books, 2000), The Other Path: The Economic Answer to Terrorism (Basic Books, 2002), which includes a new updated preface, “The Other Path after Ten Years,” and Swiss Human Rights Book Volume 1: Realizing Property Rights (2006), co-authored with Francis Cheneval. He has received numerous international recognitions and honors, including, for example, the Adam Smith Award (Association of Private Enterprise Education), BearingPoint, Inc.-Forbes Magazine Compass Award for Strategic Direction, the CARE Canada Award for Outstanding Development Thinking, The Economist magazine’s Innovation Award, the Freedom Prize (Max Schmidheiny Foundation), and the Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty (Cato Institute).
In addition, the following esteemed academics, practitioners, and judges will be participating as panelists or moderators:
Alan Ackerman The managing partner of Michigan-based Ackerman Ackerman & Dynkowski P.C., Alan Ackerman received his B.A. and M.A. from Michigan State University, and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. He has taught eminent domain law as an adjunct professor at the University of Detroit Law School since 1983, and now serves as an adjunct professor at Michigan State University College of Law.
Greg Alexander Professor Gregory Alexander, a nationally renowned expert in property and trusts and estates, has taught at Cornell Law School since 1985. Following his graduation from Northwestern University School of Law, he clerked for the Hon. George Edwards of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. After completing a Bigelow Fellowship at the University of Chicago Law School, Alexander became a professor at the University of Georgia School of Law,. An active member of the academic community, Professor Alexander has been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Science, in Palo Alto, California and at the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Law in Hamburg and Heidelberg, Germany. Professor Alexander received the American Publishers Association’s 1997 Best Book of the Year in Law award for his work, Commodity and Propriety. His most recent book is The Global Debate over Constitutional Property: Lessons for American Takings Jurisprudence.
Andrew Prince Brigham Andrew Prince Brigham is a third generation trial lawyer. Born in Miami, Florida, he graduated from Wheaton College (B.A. English Literature, 1988) and University of Florida College of Law (J.D., 1991). He is best known for his work throughout Florida representing owners in jury trial proceedings. Recently, Mr. Brigham led a team of Brigham Moore lawyers who achieved the largest jury verdict ($67,410,000) rendered in Florida state court eminent domain proceedings. Mr. Brigham frequently lectures in both legal and appraisal seminars on such topics as trial preparation and presentation. He has also represented owners in bench trials in the context of challenging the authority of government to take private property for other than public uses or claims for inverse condemnation. Mr. Brigham was chosen by his peers as a “Legal Elite” in the State of Florida in the field of eminent domain, as recognized in Florida Trend Magazine.
Jim Burling Jim Burling is Pacific Legal Foundation’s Director of Litigation and principal attorney in PLF’s Property Rights practice group. Mr. Burling has been with PLF since 1983; his cases involve regulatory takings, environmental and land use regulations, eminent domain, and Indian law. He received his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College in New York, and a Master’s of Science from Brown University before graduating from the University of Arizona College of Law. In 2001 he successfully argued a leading property rights case, Palazzolo v. Rhode Island, before the United States Supreme Court. He is a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education courses on topics such as the regulation of wetlands, eminent domain, and the “taking” of private property.
Lynda Butler Chancellor Professor of Law and Director of the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference, Lynda Butler specializes in property rights and property law, land and water use, and environmental policy. She received her J.D from the University of Virginia and her B.S. from The College of William & Mary. Prior to joining the William & Mary faculty, she practiced law at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, D.C. From 2000-2008 she served as Vice Dean and from 2008-2009 as Interim Dean of the Law School. Professor Butler has authored many articles, including ones in Southern California, Illinois, Brigham Young University, and William and Mary Law Review.
David Callies David Callies is the Kudo Professor of Law at the University of Hawaii Law School and an elected member of the College of Fellows, American Institute of Certified Planners; American College of Real Estate Lawyers; and the American Law Institute. He holds degrees and honors from the University of Michigan (J.D.); Nottingham University (LL.M land planning law); and Clare Hall, Cambridge (foreign fellow and life member). He is national co-editor (with Tarlock) of the Land Use and Environmental Law Review and author of a comparative study of property law published in 2003. The author of more than 70 articles on property, his casebooks on property and land use are in their 3rd and 5th editions, respectively.
Lan Cao Lan Cao is a Boyd Fellow and Professor of Law at William & Mary Law School. She teaches International Business Transactions, International Trade and Business Associations. Her scholarship focuses on international economics, law and development and the intersection of development and culture. She received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and her J.D. from Yale Law School. Cao joined the faculty of William & Mary Law School in 2001 after teaching at Brooklyn Law School for six years. She practiced in the corporate and litigations departments of Paul, Weiss, in New York City and clerked for Judge Constance Baker Motley of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Chang Yun-chien Assistant Research Professor, Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, China. He is part-time assistant professor of Institute of Technology law from Chiao Tung University of Taiwan, China. He received Ph.D. from New York University School of Law. He specializes in property law, law of land and houses control, analysis of legal economy and law empirical study.
Chen Huabin Professor of Law from Central University of Finance and Economics. He is part-time councilman of Sino-Japanese civil and commercial law institute. He received Ph.D. in civil law of Chinese Academy of Social Science.
Cheng Jie Associate Professor at Tsinghua Law School, she received a Ph.D. degree in law from Peking University. She specializes in constitutional law, administrative law and the basic law of Hong Kong. She was Fulbright visiting scholar at Yale Law School.
Cui Jianyuan Professor of Tsinghua Law School，Director of research center of civil law. He is part-time Vice President of Chinese Civil Law Society. He specializes in civil law. He is arbitrator of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commision. He was visiting scholar of Franklin Pierce University.
Dong Jiao Lawyer of Kirkland& Ellis LLP. She specializes in Accounting, civil and commercial law, international law and business English. She had worked in China Orient Group Incorporated, Orient International Economic and Technological Cooperative Corporation and Beijing Zhongpingjian CPA.
Davison M. Douglas Hanson Professor of Law and Dean Davison M. Douglas joined the William & Mary Law School faculty in 1990. Dean Douglas clerked for Judge Walter R. Mansfield at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and served as the Goldberg Distinguished Visiting Professor at Cornell Law School in 2007. Author or editor of several books and numerous articles, including The Constitutional Law Lectures of John Marshall Harlan (forthcoming 2011), he has lectured on American constitutional law and history at various universities in the United States, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe.
Lee Anne Fennell Lee Fennell received her J.D. magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 1990. Since 2007, she has been a professor at the University of Chicago Law School, where she served as a Bigelow Fellow from 1999 to 2001.She also taught at the University of Texas School of Law (2001-2004) and at the University of Illinois College of Law (2004-2007). Her teaching and research interests include property, torts, land use, housing, social welfare law, state and local government law, and public finance. She is the author of The Unbounded Home: Property Values beyond Property Lines (Yale University Press 2009).
Leslie A. Fields Leslie Fields is a Managing Partner with Faegre & Benson, a law firm with offices in Minnesota, Colorado, Iowa, London and Shanghai. Leslie’s 30 year eminent domain practice extends into all facets of property acquisition and property rights for a variety of major governmental projects in Colorado. Ms. Fields received her J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law (1981) and her B.A. cum laude from the University of Denver (1978). She is the author of the leading textbook on eminent domain law in Colorado and the co-chairperson of an ALI-ABA sponsored national conference, entitled Eminent Domain and Land Valuation, now entering its 27th year. She is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is consistently listed among The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, and America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Real Estate.
Gao Qicai Professor of Tsinghua Law School, Vice President of China Agricultural Economic Law Society. He received M.A. from Wuhan University and Ph.D. in law from China University of Political, Science and Law. He specializes in sociology law.
He Haibo Associate Professor of Tsinghua Law School. He received B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from Peking University, and also Master of Jurisprudence from University of Durham. He specializes in administrative law and constitutional law. He was visiting scholar of Yale Law School.
Mark F. (Thor) Hearne, II Mark Hearne practices with Arent Fox LLP in Washington D.C. He has earned a national reputation for his work in complex federal and state litigation and appeals, matters involving property rights, and constitutional law and election issues. Mr. Hearne received his J.D. from Washington University Law School and a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis. He has counseled individuals and businesses on wealth preservation, tax issues, and succession planning.
Jiang Ping Former President of China University of Political Science and Law, lifetime professor of China University of Political Science and Law. He was graduated from Moscow University in 1956. He has been director of Beijing arbitration commission since 1995.
Jin Qingjun Senior partner of King and Wood Law Firm. He received M.A. in international law of China University of Political Science and Law. He received completion certificate from international marine Society of the United Nations. He works as legal advisor in many financial institutions, security companies and listed companies.
Eric Kades Past director of the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Program, Eric Kades is a professor of law at William & Mary Law School. He specializes in Eminent Domain (Takings), Economic Analysis of Law, Property Law, Real Estate Transactions, Torts, and Statistics and the Law. Professor Kades graduated from the Yale Law School. He is the author of articles in Yale, University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern, North Carolina, and Rutgers law journals, and in the Law & History Review and Law & Social Inquiry.
Li Hao Associate Professor of Law, Beihang University. He received Ph.D. from Tsinghua Law School. He was post-doctorate of Chinese Academy of Social Science from 2005 to 2008. He specializes in civil and commercial law.
Lu Dingliang A Master’s degree candidate, he graduated from the University of International Business and Economics. He works as a counselor in the group of competition policy of Intellectual Property Center at the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
Lv Zhongmei President of Hubei University of Economics. Professor of School of law, Zhongnan University of Economics and law. She was Vice President of Superior People’s Court of Hubei Province. She specializes in environmental law and economic law. She received B.A. in law from Peking University, M.A. in environmental law and Ph.D. from Wuhan University.
Ma Yunpeng Ph.D. candidate of Tsinghua Law School. He received J.M. from Tsinghua Law School in July 2010. He is Clerk of Beijing Second Intermediate People’s Court. He specializes in intellectual property law.
LeRoy Millette A 1974 graduate of William & Mary Law School, Justice Millette was appointed to the Virginia Supreme Court by Governor Tim Kaine in 2008 and subsequently elected to a twelve year term by the General Assembly in 2009. In 1990, he joined the General District Court and three years later was elevated to the Circuit Court of Prince William County. While serving in the Circuit court, he presided over the capital murder trial of John Allen Muhammad, the Beltway Sniper, and the marital sexual assault trial of John Wayne Bobbitt in 1993. In 2007, he joined the Virginia Court of Appeals.
Qiao Shitong J.S.D. Candidate of Yale Law School. He received LL.M. from Yale Law School and Peking University. He has been Director of Advanced Legal Studies in Peking University School of Transnational Law in Shenzhen since August 2011.
Ron Rosenberg Chancellor Professor Ron Rosenberg specializes in Environmental Law, Land Use and Zoning, Local Government Law, and Property Law. He holds both a J.D. and a Master’s degree in Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a B.A. from Columbia University. Professor Rosenberg joined the faculty of William & Mary Law School in 1982. He has served as a member of the Executive Board, Historic Rivers Land Conservancy, Inc. and the Planning Commission, York County. Rosenberg also has served as a member of the Chesapeake Bay Local Assistance Board and on the Editorial Board for the Washington Lawyer.
Patricia Salkin Patricia Salkin is the Raymond and Ella Smith Distinguished Professor of Law, Associate Dean and Director of the Government Law Center at Albany Law School. She teaches land use law, Chinese law, government ethics, housing law and policy, New York State administrative law and current legal issues in government. Salkin earned a B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany and a J.D. from the Albany Law School. She is a member of the faculty of the ALI-ABA Land Use Institute, and has served as a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania`s School of Design. She chaired the New York State Bar Association Task Force on Eminent Domain Reform, , and is the author of more than one hundred books, articles, chapters and columns on land use issues, including the fifth edition of the 5-volume American Law of Zoning.
Shen Weixing Professor and Vice Dean of Tsinghua Law School. Professor Shen specializes in civil law and health law. He was a visiting scholar of University of Cologne in 1999, the University of Freiburg in Germany in 2002, Temple Law School in 2004 and at Harvard Law School in 2009 under the Fulbright program.
Shi Tiantao Professor and Vice Dean of Tsinghua Law School, Vice President of Securities Law Research, China Law Society. He received Ph.D. in law from China University of Political Science and Law. He specializes in commercial and corporation law. He was visiting scholar of Stanford University, USA.
Henry Smith Professor Henry Smith is the Fessenden Professor of Law and the Director of the Project on the Foundations of Private Law at Harvard Law School. His current research interests are Intellectual Property, Natural Resources, Property, and Remedies. Professor Smith graduated from Harvard University with an A.B. in German in 1986 and the following year received an A.M in German from Stanford University. He also earned a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Stanford University in 1992 and received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1996.
James L. Thompson James Thompson is a partner with Miller, Miller & Canby in Rockville, MD and is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Thompson received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his J.D. from The University of Virginia Law School. He concentrates his practice on eminent domain and real estate valuation litigation He has served as the President of the Maryland State Bar Association and has worked with the Maryland legislature to reform eminent domain laws to protect the rights of property owners.
Joseph T. Waldo The founder of the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference, Joe Waldo is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has practiced law since graduating from William & Mary Law School in 1978. In 1998, he founded Waldo & Lyle, P.C. the only law firm in Virginia exclusively dedicated to representing property owners in eminent domain proceedings. He co-chairs the American Law Institute-American Bar Association (ALI-ABA) national conference on eminent domain and land valuation. Mr. Waldo has tried over 100 cases on behalf of property owners facing condemnation actions. He frequently lectures, writes and makes media appearances to advocate for the defense of individual property rights, especially as they are linked to the protection of all civil rights.
Wang Chenguang Professor and former Dean of Tsinghua Law School, Vice President of Jurisprudence Research, China Law Society. He received M.A. from Harvard University and Ph.D. from Peking University. He specializes in Jurisprudence and comparative law.
Wang Hongliang Associate Professor of Tsinghua Law School, Vice President of Jurisprudence Research, China Law Society. He received Master of laws form Harvard University and Ph.D. from Peking University. He specializes in jurisprudence and comparative law.
Wang Hui Lecturer of Law School from Shanghai Maritime University. He received Ph.D. in law from Southwest University of Political Science and Law. He specializes in environmental law and property tax law.
Wang Liming Vice President of Remin University, President of Chinese Civil Law Society. He received Ph.D. degree in law from Renmin University. He was senior visiting scholar of Harvard University.
Wang Wenjun Associate Professor of Law School from Dalian Maritime University. He received Ph.D. in law from Tsinghua University. He specializes in civil and commercial law. He is part-time councilman and assistant secretary general of research institute of civil law society in Liaoning province.
Wang Zhenmin Professor and Dean of Tsinghua Law School, he specializes in constitutional law and administrative law. Ha has participate and draw the Basic Law of Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions. In 1995 he received Ph.D. in law from Renmin University of China. From August 2000 to August 2001 he was Fulbright visiting scholar at Harvard Law School. He was selected as member of the Forum of Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum.
Xu Defeng Associate Professor of Peking University law school. He specializes in company law and contract law. He received B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in law from Peking University, and also Magister and Ph.D. in law from University of Munich.
Yao Hui Professor of Renmin University, director of civil and commercial law of teaching and research section. He was graduated from East China University of Political Science and Law and Renmin University and received B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. He had studied in the University of Tokyo.
Yin Fei Associate Professor of law, Central University of Finance and Economics, Assistant of Dean. He is director of research center of real estate law of Central University of Finance and Economics and councilman of research institute of Law on Protection of the Rights and Interests of Consumers.
Zhang Libin Copartner of Broad & Bright Law Firm Beijing. He received B.A. in economics of University of International Business and Economics and Ph.D. from School of Law, the University of Texas at Austin. He worked as lawyer, legal advisor and copartner in Paulweiss law firm and also in other famous law firms.
Zhang Xisheng Professor of law, Yunnan University, director of research institute of humanitarian law, deputy director of professor committee. He received B.A. in history of Yunnan University, M.A. in history of Chinese Nationality. He was Ph.D. candidate of University of Oslo in Norway.
Zhao Lihui Judge of Beijing Second Intermediate People’s Court. He received a double B.A. degree of engineering and English from Dalian University of Technology, J.M. in intellectual property law from Peking University. He has been secretary-general of association of intellectual property law in Peking University.
Zhou Ke Profesor of Law, Renmin University. He received B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in Law from Renmin University. He specializes in environmental and natural resources law, civil law, economic law and real estate law. He was visiting scholar of City University of Hong Kong.