UH Law School to Host Inaugural Distinguished Lectureship in Real Property

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Carol Mon Lee, (808) 956-8636
Associate Dean
Desiree Mokuohai, (808) 956-5516
Public Relations
Posted: Nov 8, 2002

Professor James W. Ely, Jr., the Milton R. Underwood Chair in Free Enterprise Professor of Law and Professor of History at Vanderbilt University, will be the featured speaker in the inaugural Distinguished Lectureship in Real Property series at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa‘s William S. Richardson School of Law. Ely‘s lecture, entitled "Can the Despotic Power be Tamed? Reconsidering the Public Use Limitation on Eminent Domain," will be held on Friday, November 22, 2002, at 3:00 p.m. in the law school‘s moot court room. Both the lecture and a reception immediately following the lecture are free and open to the public.

The Distinguished Lectureship in Real Property was established through a gift from The Gifford Foundation. The gift was made in honor of Professor David L. Callies, who holds the Benjamin A. Kudo Chair of Law at the UH School of Law, and prominent local attorney Jerry M. Hiatt (UH Law ‘77), recognizing their superior work in the field of real property.

"We are very fortunate and grateful to receive this support from The Gifford Foundation," said Dean Lawrence Foster of the UH Law School. "Privately funded programs like the Distinguished Lectureship in Real Property series enrich our overall legal educational program and help to promote our mission of service to the people of Hawaiʻi."

"The Gifford Foundation has demonstrated its commitment not only to legal scholarship, but also to the people of Hawaiʻi, who are the ultimate beneficiaries of this gift," said UH President Evan Dobelle.

Ely is a renowned legal historian who has written several books on real property and land use, including "The Guardian of Every Other Right: A Constitutional History of Property Rights," which received widespread critical acclaim from both legal scholars and historians.