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Well-known property law scholar Gregory S. Alexander, the A. Robert Noll Professor of Law at Cornell Law School will present the 2014 Distinguished Gifford Lecture in Real Property on November 5, 4:30 p.m. in the Moot Courtroom at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law.

Alexander’s topic will be “Five Easy Pieces: Recurrent Themes in American Property Law.” The lecture is free and open to the public.

Alexander is a prolific author, and was the winner of the American Publishers Association’s 1997 Best Book of the Year in Law Award for his path-breaking book, Commodity and Propriety.

He taught at University of California, Los Angeles, Virginia and Harvard law schools, was the Herbert Smith Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University. He also has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University in Palo Alto and at the Max Planck Institutes for Comparative Public Law and International Law in both Heidelberg and Hamburg, Germany.

School of Law Dean Avi Soifer noted that, over the 13 years the lectureship has been in place, Hawaiʻi has had the good fortune to hear an outstanding array of property law experts from across the country.

Read the UH Mānoa School of Law news release for more information.

—By Beverly Creamer

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