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Property Law: Rules, Policies, and Practices, Seventh Edition

Joseph William Singer, Bethany R. Berger, Nestor M. Davidson, Eduardo Penalver


  • ISBN: 9781454889939

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    This hugely successful cases-and-problems book is acclaimed for its textual clarity, evenhanded perspective, and contemporary, up-to-date character. Easily distinguished from other property casebooks for its clear descriptions of legal doctrine and its variations; its explanations of the social ramifications of property law; its emphasis on both statutory and regulatory interpretation; its comprehensive treatment of public accommodations and fair housing law, current tribal property issues, and property in human bodies; and its use of the problem method to teach legal reasoning and lawyering skills. Thoroughly updated to reflect significant changes in the law of property, the Seventh Edition incorporates multiple new Supreme Court cases, including: Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc., Obergefell v. Hodges, and Reed v. Town of Gilbert, and 3 decided or pending cases with implications for regulatory takings, Horne v. Dep’t of Agriculture, Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States, and Murr v. State.

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  • Additional Product Details

    Publication Date: 3/10/2017
    Copyright: 2017
    Pages: 1408
    Connected eBook with Study Center + Print Book: 9781454881797
    Connected eBook with Study Center: 9781454889939

    Detailed Table of Contents and Sample Chapter (PDF Download)
    Preface to the Seventh Edition

    Summary of Contents

    A Guide to the Book
    How to Brief a Case and Prepare for Class

    Chapter 1 Trespass: The Right to Exclude and Rights of Access
    Chapter 2 Competing Justifications for Property Rights

    Chapter 3 Intellectual and Cultural Property
    Chapter 4 Human Beings and Human Bodies

    Chapter 5 Adverse Possession
    Chapter 6 Nuisance: Resolving Conflicts Between Free Use and Quiet Enjoyment
    Chapter 7 Land Use and Natural Resources Regulation
    Chapter 8 Servitudes: Rules Governing Contractual Restrictions on Land Use

    Chapter 9 Concurrent, Family, and Entity Property
    Chapter 10 Present Estates and Future Interests
    Chapter 11 Leaseholds

    Chapter 12 Real Estate Transactions
    Chapter 13 Fair Housing Law

    Chapter 14 Equal Protection and Due Process
    Chapter 15 Takings Law

    Table of Cases
    Selected Statutes

  • Author Information

    Nestor Davidson

    Professor Nestor Davidson received his B.A. from Harvard College and his J.D. from Columbia Law School. He clerked for Judge David S. Tatel of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and Justice David H. Souter of the Supreme Court of the United States. His teaching and scholarship focus on property, land use, local government law, transactional lawyering in the public-private context, and affordable housing law and policy. He practiced with the firm of Latham & Watkins, focusing on commercial real estate and affordable housing, and has served as both Special Counsel and Principal Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Professor Davidson joined the faculty at Fordham Law School in 2011 and had been on the faculty of Colorado Law School since 2004.

    Eduardo Penalver

    Eduardo Penalver received his B.A. from Cornell University and his law degree from Yale Law School. Between college and law school, he studied philosophy and theology as a Rhodes Scholar at Oriel College, Oxford. Upon completing law school, he clerked for Judge Guido Calabresi of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and at the Supreme Court for Justice John Paul Stevens. His scholarship focuses on property and land use, as well as law and religion. His work explores the way in which the law mediates the interests of individuals and communities. His writing on property has appeared in numerous leading law journals. His book, Property Outlaws (co-authored with Sonia Katyal), published by Yale University Press in February 2010, explores the vital role of disobedience within the evolution of property law. His most recent book, An Introduction to Property Theory (co-authored with Gregory Alexander), was published by Cambridge University Press in 2011. Professor Peñalver joined the Chicago faculty in 2013. Before arriving in Chicago, he taught at Cornell Law School (2006-2012) and Fordham Law School (2003-2006). He has also been a visiting professor at the Harvard and Yale Law Schools.

    Bethany Berger

    Professor Bethany Berger is the Thomas F. Gallivan, Jr. Professor of Real Property Law at the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she teaches Property, American Indian Law, and Conflict of Laws. Her articles have appeared in the Michigan Law Review, California Law Review, UCLA Law Review, and the Duke Law Journal, among other publications, and have been excerpted and discussed in many casebooks and edited collections as well as in briefs to the Supreme Court and testimony before Congress. Before entering academia, Professor Berger was the director of the Native American Youth Law Project at DNA-Peoples Legal Services, which serves the Navajo and Hopi reservations. She has served as a visiting professor at Harvard and Michigan, and as a judge for the Southwest Intertribal Court of Appeals.

    Joseph William Singer

    Professor Joseph William Singer began teaching at Boston University School of Law in 1984 and has been teaching at Harvard Law School since 1992. He was appointed Bussey Professor of Law in 2006. Singer received a B.A. from Williams College in 1976, an A.M. in political science from Harvard in 1978, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1981. He clerked for Justice Morris Pashman on the Supreme Court of New Jersey from 1981 to 1982 and was an associate at the law firm of Palmer & Dodge in Boston, focusing on municipal law, from 1982 to 1984. He teaches and writes about property law, conflict of laws, and federal Indian law, and has published more than 50 law review articles. He was one of the executive editors of the 2005 edition of Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law. He has written a casebook and a treatise on property law, as well as two theoretical books on property called Entitlement: The Paradoxes of Property and The Edges of the Field: Lessons on the Obligations of Ownership.

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