Land law expert David L. Callies publishes two new volumesUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Interim Associate Dean for Student Services, William S. Richardson School of Law
The second new volume, “A Concise Introduction to Property Law,” published by LexisNexis, will expose first-year law students to the rich history of American property law through the study of court decisions. It gives particular attention to cases that arose in Hawai‘i, the one jurisdiction in which property law history differs dramatically from the national experience.
This new 700-page casebook, designed for a shorter one-semester, four-credit course, compares with an older 1,000-page volume designed for a two-semester, six-credit course. It follows a format with traditional materials, while adding new material as well. The new volume responds specifically to the new trend of a shortened property law course in many law schools today, but preserves the “unified whole” concept that has been the hallmark of property law casebooks.
Callies is the Benjamin A. Kudo Professor of Law at the Law School and he has a long history of both teaching and practicing land use law. Before joining the faculty at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Law School, he practiced local government and land use law with the Chicago firm of Ross & Hardies, served as an Assistant State’s Attorney, and taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning.
Callies is a graduate of DePauw University, the University of Michigan Law School (J.D.) and the University of Nottingham (LL.M.), and is a past foreign fellow and present life member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University.
In 2006 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Bar Association Section of State and Local Government Law. Callies was honored this week by his Richardson colleagues with a book reception at the Pacific Club.