Cases, Materials and Problems in Property

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View or download the free 2013 Online Supplement for this product.This casebook raises interesting and challenging problems concerning the development of property law. Property concepts are introduced through cutting edge issues, such as intellectual property, rights of publicity, and ownership rights in the human body. Historical dimensions are presented through discussions of laws which formerly excluded certain individuals from most forms of ownership and property control, such as Native Americans, African Americans, and women. The text covers traditional topics: estates in land, landlord and tenant laws, transfers of property, private land use controls, and constitutional limitations on public land use controls.

Most chapters are preceded by a concise summary of legal doctrines or common themes covered in the chapter. Explanatory Notes provide extensive explanations of cases and rules; they clarify complicated opinions with background information regarding the circumstances giving rise to the proceedings. Problems and Problem Notes take students beyond the realm of settled rules to generate analysis of the purpose behind the rules. This book also points students to relevant secondary sources for a broader understanding of property law.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 PROPERTY AND THE STATE

Chapter 2 GENDER, FAMILY AND PROPERTY OWNERSHIP BY
GROUPS

Chapter 3 BUSINESS OWNERSHIP OF PROPERTY

Chapter 4 HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN THE EARLY TWENTIETH
CENTURY: SERVITUDES, ZONING, CLASS AND
RACE

Chapter 5 PROPERTY AND THE POST-WORLD WAR II
ADMINISTRATIVE STATE

Chapter 6 LANDLORD-TENANT LAW: FROM THE PRIVATE TO
THE REGULATED SPHERE

Chapter 7 REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS: THE SUBURBAN
EXPLOSION, CONSUMER PROTECTIONS, AND HOME
SALES

Chapter 8 WASTE AND NUISANCE LAW: ECONOMICS AND THE
LAW OF PROPERTY

Chapter 9 PROPERTY THEORY AND THE SUPREME COURT
SINCE THE NEW DEAL

Chapter 10 AUTONOMY AND COMMUNITY: HUMAN
PROPERTY