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Posted on June 24th, 2024

Carlsmith Ball Presented the 2024 Distinguished Gifford Lecture in Real Property

Carlsmith Ball once again presented the Distinguished Gifford Lecture in Real Property series.

Professor Carol N. Brown, who is tenured at the University of Richmond School of Law, delivered this year’s lecture, which was held in person at the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law and livestreamed over zoom. Entitled “Affordable Housing A to Z”, Professor Brown’s lecture focused on affordable housing opportunities and challenges in a post-Covid environment with a special emphasis on adaptive reuse and zoning.

A leader in her field, Professor Brown teaches and writes in the areas of property, land use planning, real estate transactions, and housing law. She is the author or co-author of six books on these subjects, as well as a number of law review articles and book chapters. Her most recent book project is a co-authored housing discrimination treatise that will be published in 2024. She is a frequent presenter at symposia and conferences, is a fellow with the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, and, among other leadership positions, has served as the chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Real Estate Transactions and Section on Property Law. Professor Brown earned her J.D., LL.M. and A.B. from Duke University.

The Distinguished Gifford Lecture series, sponsored by Carlsmith Ball, was established in 2002 by the Gifford Foundation to honor Professor David L. Callies and attorney Jerry M. Hiatt, for their work in the field of real property.