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Louisiana Property Law

The Civil Code, Cases, and Commentary

Second Edition

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Forthcoming April 2020 casebound

ISBN978-1-5310-1868-9
e-ISBN978-1-5310-1869-6

2020 Teacher's Manual forthcoming

Tags: Civil Code, Property/Community Property


Louisiana Property Law: The Civil Code, Cases and Commentary, now available in its second edition, is a uniquely innovative casebook in its field. Authored by three experienced scholars from Louisiana, this book presents classic and current cases in a rich contextual setting informed by contemporary property scholarship from the United States and abroad. After introducing the origins and sources of Louisiana property law, each chapter situates Louisiana property jurisprudence in its codal and doctrinal contexts. In addition to explaining the history, structure and meaning of relevant provisions of the Louisiana Civil Code and ancillary statutes, the book introduces readers to property texts from mixed jurisdictions such as Québec, South Africa and Scotland. It also compares Louisiana’s property institutions with their common law counterparts. In light of this comparative approach, the book will appeal to scholars interested in alternative regulatory models for the law of property. 

Specific topics include: Sources of Louisiana Property Law (Chapter 1); Ownership (Chapter 2); The Division of Things—Of Common, Public and Private Things (Chapter 3); Classification of Things—Of Movables and Immovables, Corporeals and Incorporeals (Chapter 4); Accession (Chapter 5); Voluntary and Involuntary Transfers of Ownership (Chapter 6); Acquisition of Ownership through Occupancy (Chapter 7); Possession and the Possessory Action (Chapter 8); Acquisitive Prescription with Respect to Immovables (Chapter 9); Vindicating Ownership through Real Actions (Chapter 10); Co-Ownership (Chapter 11); Usufruct (Chapter 12); Natural and Legal Servitudes (Chapter 13); Conventional Predial Servitudes (Chapter 15); Limited Personal Servitudes—Habitation and Right of Use (Chapter 15); and Building Restrictions (Chapters 16).  


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