Property Law and the Public Interest
Cases and Materials
Teacher's Manual available
This casebook surveys the law of both personal and real property from the perspective of public and private rights and restrictions on things and land. After establishing a framework within which to define property, the text covers not only traditional topics like conveyancing, estates and future interests, leaseholds and inherent and public limitations on use, but also the applicability of such limitations in modern contexts such as intellectual property, housing discrimination, public lands and environmental protection, with brief nods to emerging areas like hydraulic fracturing and GMO regulation.