Pepperdine law professor and former White House Counsel Doug Kmiec to speak at UH Manoa School of Law

Kmiec will present Distinguished Gifford Lecture on Real Property on March 13

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Contact:
Cynthia Quinn, (808) 956-5516
Dale Lee, (808) 956-8636William S. Richardson School of Law
Posted: Mar 8, 2007

HONOLULU — The William S. Richardson School Of Law at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa proudly announces its 2007 Distinguished Lectureship in Real Property by Douglas W. Kmiec, Caruso Family Chair and Professor of Constitutional Law at Pepperdine University School of Law, on Tuesday, March 13, at 4:30 p.m. at the School of Law Moot Court Room.

Sponsored by the Gifford Foundation and the Federalist Society, Kmiec‘s lecture is entitled, "Private Property — Has Madison‘s Purpose of Government Become the U.S. Supreme Court‘s After-Thought?; How Recent Case Law Weakens the Protection of Private Property Leading to Legislation Unfaithful to the Original Understanding and the Needs of Community."

A renowned scholar and legal expert, Kmiec holds the endowed chair in constitutional law at Pepperdine Law School. He came to this position after serving for several years as dean and St. Thomas More Professor of Law at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He also served for nearly two decades on the law faculty at the University of Notre Dame. At Notre Dame, he was the director of the Center on Law & Government and the founder of its "Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy."

Kmiec also served Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush from 1985-1989 as constitutional legal counsel (Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice). A White House Fellow from 1982-1983, Kmiec is one of a few individuals who has received the Distinguished Service Award from two cabinet departments—the Department of Justice in 1987 and Housing and Urban Development in 1983. In 1988, he was awarded the Edmund J. Randolph Award by the attorney general. Kmiec is an honors graduate of Northwestern University and received his law degree from the University of Southern California.

The Gifford Foundation established a Distinguished Lectureship in Real Property in 2002 to honor David L. Callies, the Benjamin A. Kudo Professor of Law at the UH Mānoa law school, and Jerry M. Hiatt (JD ‘77), prominent Big Island attorney, for their superior work in the field of real property. The Gifford Foundation is a charitable organization established by Jack Gifford, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., in Sunnyvale, Calif.

For more information or to RSVP for the lecture, contact Cynthia Quinn, director of communications and external relations at 956-5516.

For more information, visit: http://www.hawaii.edu/law