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Property Law : Rules, Policies, and Practices

Property Law : Rules, Policies, and Practices - 4th edition

Property Law : Rules, Policies, and Practices - 4th edition

ISBN13: 9780735555471

ISBN10: 0735555478

Property Law : Rules, Policies, and Practices by Joseph William Singer - ISBN 9780735555471
Edition: 4TH 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Aspen Law
Published: 2006
International: No
Property Law : Rules, Policies, and Practices by Joseph William Singer - ISBN 9780735555471

ISBN13: 9780735555471

ISBN10: 0735555478

Edition: 4TH 06


Acclaimed for its textual clarity and socially progressive perspective, PROPERTY LAW: Rules, Policies, and Practices continues to serve as the foundation of an enlightening and effective course in its Fourth Edition.

This thorough revision builds on the strengths that make the casebook so successful:

  • respected authorship of Professor Joseph William Singer, a well-known and highly regarded expert in the field
  • exceptionally clear explication of property rules and concepts that helps to introduce important themes and elements of the law to first-year students
  • socially progressive yet even-handed sensibility with strong ethical coverage -- unique among Property casebooks
  • balanced coverage of both traditional and non-traditional topics combines all the bases of any Property course (such as access, relation among neighbors, common ownership, leaseholds, real estate transactions, land use regulations, and takings) with interesting socio-economic topics, such as fair housing law, tribal property, and property in people (slavery, body parts, frozen embryos, etc.)
  • cases-and-problems approach to teaching that promotes learning and stimulates class discussion
  • sound organization to encourage efficient progress through the material
  • excellent case selection focusing on recent cases and contemporary social problems
  • thorough Teacher s Manual including answers to problems and teaching tips

Changes for the Fourth Edition keep the casebook timely and teachable:

  • the entire book is fully updated to reflect changes in the law and emerging issues in various areas
  • important new cases include Bonnichsen v. USDA, Tahoe-Sierra Preservation Council Inc. v. Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Brown v. Legal Foundation of Washington, Wayne County v. Hathcock, Goodridge v. Dept. of Public Health, Lingle v. Chevron U.S.A., Kelo v. City of New London, and San Remo Hotel v. City and County of San Francisco
  • in response to the significant changes in Supreme Court doctrine in the last several years, the Takings chapter is completely updated and reorganized to reflect the current state of the law
  • modernized and tightened notes and problems throughout the book

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part I: Access to Property Competing Claims to Original Acquisition of Property

Trespass and Public Rights of Access to Property

Part II: Relations Among Neighbors

Adverse Possession
Nuisance: Rules Governing Relations Among Neighbors in the Absence of Agreement
Servitudes: Public Regulation of Private Agreements Restricting Land Use

Part III: Common Ownership of Property

Present Estates and Future Interests
Concurrent Ownership and Family Property

Part IV: Regulation of the Market for Shelter

Real Estate Transactions
Fair Housing Law
Zoning: Governmental Land Use Planning

Part V: Property and Sovereignty

Regulatory Takings Law
American Indian Nations

Part VI: Beyond Real Property

Business Property
Intellectual Property
Property in People

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