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Download The Fifth Amendment Requires the Government to Pay an Owner Interest Equal to What the Owner Could Have Earned Had the Government Paid the Owner the Fair-Market Value of Their Property on the Date the Government Took the Owner's Property -- Mark F. (Thor) Hearne, II, Steven Haskins, Meghan S. Largent (215 KB)

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Download Two Cheers for Justice O'Connor -- James W. Ely, Jr. (163 KB)

Download The Property Rights Decisions of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor: When Pragmatic Balancing Is Not Enough -- Richard A. Epstein (215 KB)

Download Constitutional Protection for Property Rights and the Reasons Why: Distrust Revisited -- Frank I. Michelman (127 KB)

Download Options for Owners and Outlaws -- Lee Anne Fennell (147 KB)

Download Informal Institutions and Property Rights -- Lan Cao (111 KB)

Download The Costs of Complex Land Titles: Two Examples from China -- Robert C. Ellickson (152 KB)

Download Governing the Post-Socialist Transitional Commons: A Case from Rural China -- Shitong Qiao (2.1 MB)

Download Property Law with Chinese Characteristics: An Economic and Comparative Analysis -- Yun-chien Chang (170 KB)

Download The Use and Abuse of Property Rights in Saving the Environment -- James S. Burling (182 KB)

Download Property and Emerging Environmental Issues - The Optimists vs. The Pessimists -- Carol M. Rose (105 KB)

Download Reconciling Property Rights and the Environment: A Review of the Chinese Property Law -- Lü Zhongmei (95 KB)

Download On the Legislation of Environmental Rights: Relationship Between Environmental Rights and Property Rights -- Zhou Ke, Xu Ya (140 KB)

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Comparative Property Rights

October 14-15, 2011

Panel 1: Legal Protection of Property Rights: A Comparative Look

Panel 2: Reflections on Justice O'Connor's Important Property Rights Decisions

Panel 3: Property as an Instrument of Social Policy

Panel 4: Culture and Property

Panel 5: Property as an Economic Institution

Panel 6: Property Rights and the Environment

Publication Date



Property Rights Project of William & Mary Law School, College of William & Mary


Williamsburg, VA


Property Rights, Comparative Law


Comparative and Foreign Law | Property Law and Real Estate

Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference Journal, Volume 1