About the Author
, a nationally renowned expert in property law, has taught at Cornell Law School since 1985. Alexander has been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Science, in Palo Alto, California and at the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Law, in Hamburg and Heidelberg, Germany. Mr. Alexander is a prolific and recognized writer, the winner of the American Publishers Association's 1997 Best Book of the Year in Law award for his work, Commodity and Propriety
. His most recent book is The Global Debate Over Constitutional Property: Lessons for American Takings Jurisprudence
. Eduardo Peñalver
joined the Cornell faculty in 2006 after teaching from 2003-05 at Fordham Law School and spending 2005-06 as a visiting professor at Yale Law School. Professor Peñalver received his B.A. from Cornell University and his law degree from Yale Law School. He was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.
His research interests focus on property and land use, as well as law and religion. He is particularly interested in the ways property both fosters and reflects communal bonds.