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Property, Third Edition, is an extremely accessible student treatise written by Professor Joseph William Singer, the well-known and highly regarded author of the popular casebook, Property Law: Rules, Policies, and Practices.
This overview of property law addresses both classic and contemporary topics covered in the first-year property course in a straightforward format and offers clear explanations of property law through textual treatment, with numerous examples, as well as analytical discussion of key cases and issues followed by hypotheticals.
Exceptional in its coverage and accessibility, this property law treatise:
- Clearly explains both classic and contemporary property rules and doctrine through a textual treatment, describing complicated property laws in a lively, contemporary manner.
- Features margin notes to easily direct students to key concepts and ideas within the text.
- Includes numerous examples including modern case examples to help students understand the law.
- Prepares students for class and for exams by modeling correct answers to hard cases in which the law is unclear. By reading short summaries of the strongest arguments on both sides, students learn real-world skills for analyzing problems.
- Emphasizes disagreements among states about the applicable rules of property law, with explanations on why states adopt different rules.
- Teaches students to spot issues by explaining how courts interpret ambiguous elements in rules and identifying situations likely to give rise to exceptions.
The Third Edition features:
- A new section on the subprime mortgage crisis that provides a contemporary look at property law (includes a discussion of the Massachusetts SJC case Commonwealth v. Fremont).
- Material on the Harry Potter copyright case (Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.; J.K. Rowling v. RDR Books).
- Recent Oregon land-use ballot initiatives regarding property owners rights (Measures 37 and 49) and their impact.
- A new case on ownership issues surrounding Civil War-era papers once belonging to the governors of South Carolina (Wilcox v. Stroup).
When your students need extra help, steer them to a reliable, scholarly resource by recommending this comprehensive yet easily comprehensible treatise.