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A survey of the law of real and personal property; possession and present and future estates in land; the relationship between owners of successive interests in land; transmission of ownership between living persons; and conveyancing.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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The primary text for the class is: Dukeminier, Krier, Alexander, Schill & Strahilevitz, Property (9th Ed., 2018). All readings from the textbook will be identified with DKASS p#-p#. A note about the textbook: You do not need to look up the citations that accompany the questions that follow the cases; those citations are there in the event you are particularly interested in something, and so that you can use the textbook as a resource when you are done with law school. I will discuss how to best use the text’s voluminous notes in class. All PowerPoint presentations will be posted on MyWCL as Supplementary Course Materials, when relevant.
First Class Readings
Class # 1: Tuesday January 10, 2023 Personal and class introductions Acquisition by Discovery & Capture: Foxes, Whales, Ducks and Baseballs DKASS 3-52 Discussion Questions: What does Johnson v. M’Intosh say about the “early days” of U.S. property law? What does it say about U.S. cultural expectations in 1823? About U.S. politics today?