2019 Distinguished Gifford Property Law Lecture

At Law School to Feature Professor Evan McKenzie

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Beverly A. Creamer, 808-389-5736
Media Consultant, William S. Richardson School of Law
Posted: Nov 1, 2019

Professor Evan McKenzie
Professor Evan McKenzie

Professor Evan McKenzie from the University of Illinois-Chicago, which recently merged with the John Marshall Law School, will give the 2019 Distinguished Gifford Lecture in Real Property on Thursday, November 7, at the William S. Richardson School of Law.

The lecture, entitled “Private Covenants, Public Law and the Financial Future of Common Interest Housing,” is scheduled to take place 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the law school’s Davis-Levin Livingston Moot Court Room, followed by a reception.

Professor McKenzie is head of the political science department and he teaches law-related courses, American government and urban politics. He is also an adjunct professor in the real estate program at the UIC John Marshall Law School, where he teaches a course on condominiums, cooperatives and homeowner associations.

Professor McKenzie is particularly steeped in issues of governance in the context of homeowner associations and private residential developments. He has written extensively about such privatization, and he is the author of “Privatopia: Homeowner Associations and the Rise of Residential Private Government” (Yale University Press 1994) and Beyond Privatopia: Rethinking Residential Private Government (Urban Institute Press 2011). He has also published numerous journal articles and book chapters on common interest housing, land use, and privatization.

Professor McKenzie earned his JD from the UCLA Law School, and a PhD in political science from the University of Southern California.

The Distinguished Gifford Lecture series is sponsored by the Carlsmith Ball law firm. It was established in 2002 by the Gifford Foundation to honor Professor David L. Callies, the Benjamin Kudo Professor of Law at the William S. Richardson Law School, as well as prominent Hawai‘i attorney Jerry M. Hiatt ’77, for their outstanding work in the field of property law.