Panel 2: Public Resources and Private Rights

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Because of the economic and individual rights focus of American property law, many view the institution of property primarily as a realm of private rights. Privatization of public or common resources is often viewed as preferable and has led to many actions questioning or eliminating public interests in tangible and intangible resources. Others view the institution of property as involving a continuum of arrangements varying from government-owned and inherently public property to open access, semi-commons, and private property. Panel 2 will consider these different views, discussing the approaches of legislatures, courts, and commentators to the balance between public and private interests in resources.

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2019 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference


Run time: 1hr 17mins

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William & Mary Law School