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Property, Ninth Edition

Jesse Dukeminier, James E. Krier, Gregory Alexander, Michael Schill, and Lior Jacob Strahilevitz


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    Jesse Dukeminier's trademark wit, passion, and human interest perspective has made Property, now in its Ninth Edition, by Jesse Dukeminier, James E. Krier, Gregory Alexander, Michael Schill, and Lior Jacob Strahilevitzwill is one of the best—and best loved—casebooks of all time. A unique blend of authority and good humor, you’ll find a rich visual design, compelling cases, and timely coverage of contemporary issues. In the Ninth Edition, the authors have created a thoughtful and thorough revision, true to the spirit of the classic Property text.

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    Publication Date: 12/6/2017
    Copyright: 2018
    Pages: 1248
    Connected eBook with Study Center + Print Book: 9781454881995
    Connected eBook with Study Center: 9781454897026

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    Summary of Contents

    List of Illustrations
    Preface to the Ninth Edition
    From the Preface to the First Edition

    Part I. An Introduction to Some Fundamentals
    Chapter 1. Acquisition of Property by First Possession: Discovery and Capture
    Chapter 2. Acquisition of Property by Subsequent Possession: Find, Adverse Pos-session, and Gift
    Chapter 3. The Limits and Possibilities of Real Property, Personal Property, and In-tellectual Property

    Part II. The System of Estates
    Chapter 4. Possessory Estates
    Chapter 5. Future Interests
    Chapter 6. Co-ownership and Marital Interests
    Chapter 7. Leaseholds: The Law of Landlord and Tenant

    Part III. Transfers of Land
    Chapter 8. The Land Transaction
    Chapter 9. Title Assurance

    Part IV. Land Use Controls
    Chapter 10. Judicial Land Use Controls: The Law of Nuisance
    Chapter 11. Private Land Use Controls: The Law of Servitudes
    Chapter 12. Legislative Land Use Controls: The Law of Zoning
    Chapter 13. Eminent Domain and the Problem of Regulatory Takings

    Appendix A
    Appendix B
    Table of Cases
    Author Index
    Subject Index

  • Author Information

    James E. Krier

    James E. Krier is the Earl Warren DeLano Professor of Law. His teaching and research interests are primarily in the fields of property, environmental law and policy, and law and economics, and he teaches courses on contracts, property, trusts and estates, behavioral law and economics, and pollution policy. Professor Krier is the author or co-author of several books, including Environmental Law and Policy, Pollution and Policy, and Property (5th edition), while his recent articles have been published in the Harvard Law Review and the Supreme Court Economic Review. He earned his B.S. with honors and his J.D. with highest honors from the University of Wisconsin, where he was articles editor of the Wisconsin Law Review. After his graduation from law school in 1966 he served for one year as law clerk to the Hon. Roger J. Traynor, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California, and then practiced law for two years with Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. He was a professor of law at UCLA and Stanford before joining the Michigan Law faculty in 1983, and has been a visiting professor at both Harvard University Law School and Cardozo School of Law.

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    Gregory S. Alexander

    Professor Gregory Alexander, a nationally renowned expert in property and trusts and estates, has taught at Cornell Law School since 1985. Following his graduation from Northwestern University School of Law, he clerked for the Hon. George Edwards of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. After he completed further study as a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, Alexander became a professor at the University of Georgia School of Law, where he remained until coming to Cornell. An active member of the academic community, Professor Alexander has served as Reporter to the Uniform Ante-Mortem Probate of Wills Act Project, chaired sections on Donative Transfers and Property for the Association of American Law Schools, and appeared fifteen times in Who's Who in American Law. Mr. Alexander remains 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. Professor Alexander is also author of The Global Debate Over Constitutional Property, published by University of Chicago Press (2006), and Community and Property (with Eduardo Penalver), published by Oxford University Press (2009).

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    Jesse Dukeminier

    Jesse Dukeminier is the late Maxwell Professor of Law at UCLA Law School. A professor of law at UCLA for over 40 years, Jesse Dukeminier was renowned for his contributions to the field of property law. His casebooks on property and wills, trusts and estates are among the most widely-used in the country in their fields. For four decades, Dukeminier was widely respected by students and was honored twice as professor of the year by the UCLA School of Law's graduating classes. Dukeminier received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Teaching and became the first UCLA Law faculty member to receive a University Distinguished Teaching Award. He also received the School of Law's Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dukeminier was born in West Point, Mississippi and studied at Harvard University, receiving his bachelor's degree in 1948. He received his law degree from Yale in 1951 and practiced law with a Wall Street firm. Dukeminier joined UCLA in 1963. He also taught at the University of Kentucky, and he visited at Harvard and the University of Chicago.

    Lior Jacob Strahilevitz

    Lior Strahilevitz received his BA in political science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1996, graduating with highest honors. He received his JD in 1999 from Yale Law School, where he served as Executive Editor of the Yale Law Journal. Following his graduation, he clerked for Judge Cynthia Holcomb Hall on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He then practiced law in Seattle before joining the law school faculty in 2002. He was tenured in 2007 and served as the Law School's Deputy Dean from 2010 to 2012. In 2011, he was named the inaugural Sidley Austin Professor of Law.

    His teaching and research interests include property and land use, privacy, intellectual property, law and technology, and motorist behavior.

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