Distinguished Gifford Lectureship in Real Property: Rights, Obligations and Property Law

Thursday, November 3, 2011 (All day)

Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher presents

Distinguished Gifford Lectureship in Real Property
“Rights, Obligations and Property Law”
Bringing basic concepts of ancient Jewish real property law to bear on solving contemporary problems in the digital intellectual property world
Time: 4:30 pm
Place: Moot Court Room
Reception Immediately Following


As a top legal mind, Professor Chused’s work has broken new ground in areas of property and gender law, and he has contributed chapters to numerous scholarly texts. His research includes in-depth looks at the temperance movement in the 1870s and how the women who led it were treated in the Ohio courts, as well as the impact of 20th-century landlord-tenant law on impoverished tenants.

Professor Chused spent 35 years at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. before joining New York Law School in 2008. In 2004-5, on a Senior Scholar Fulbright Grant, he spent a year teaching at the Law Faculty of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Currently he is serving on a Peer Review Committee that makes recommendations on grant applications for the Fulbright Program in the Middle East.

The lectureship was established nine years ago by the charitable Gifford Foundation to honor David L. Callies, the Benjamin A. Kudo Professor of Law, and prominent Big Island attorney Jerry M. Hiatt, for their outstanding work in this field. Each year the lectureship brings in a prominent speaker in the forefront of property law to share insights and innovative scholarship.