Professor Callies has been an outstanding professor at the University of Hawaii Law School for a number of years. An outstanding thinker on property law and property rights, the Award has clearly been provided to a deserving person. Professor Callies brings far greater honor to the Owners Council of America than the Award brings to him. His understanding of the property rights and the right of ownership in property being of paramount import serves a basic underpinning of an understanding of our Republic.
David Callies, a 1968 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, has received the Owners Council of America Eagle Award.
A prolific writer, Callies has authored or co-authored 20 books and over eighty articles on topics relating to real property law, takings law, and land use and development in both the United States and Asia. In 2007, his book Taking Land: Compulsory Purchase and Land Use Regulation in the Asia-Pacific (with Kotaka) (U.H. Press, 2002) was republished in Japanese. Additionally, his book, Land Use Controls in the United States is published in both Japanese and Chinese. He authored the article “Takings, Physical and Regulatory,” addressing the use of U.S. property law precedents by Hong Kong’s highest court that was published in a special 2007 edition of the Asia Pacific Law Journal to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hong Kong’s establishment as a special administrative region of China.