First. The annual Brighm-Kanner Property Rights Conference at William & Mary College Law School, Williamsburg, VA, will take place on October 1 – 2, 2015, at the law school. It will consist of the award of the 2015 Brigham-Kanner prize to Prof. J. W. Singer, on October 1, at the Wren Hall. The four panels which will take place on the following day, October 2, 2015, are named respectively: (a) Property as a Form of Governance, (b) Civil Forfeiture of Property, (c) Of Pipelines, Drilling, and the Use of Eminent Domain, and (d) Property Rights in the Digital Age.
For a program brochure, further information, or registration contact Megan Wyatt, William & Mary Law School, P O Box 8797, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second. The annual ALI-CLE program on Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation, will take place on January 28-30, 2016, at the Hotel Van Zandt in Austin, Texas. For further details, the faculty list, and registration information, contact the program organizers by e-mail at WWW.ALI-CLE.ORG/CX015 or by phone (in Philadelphia) on 800-CLE-NEWS.
These are both good programs, with the Brigham-Kanner conference leaning more to an academic outlook, and the ALI-CLE one more practical and of greater interest to practicing lawyers and appraisers.
Take them both in if time and your budget allow it. If you are into eminent domain, it will be worth it.