MW 3:00PM - 4:20PM
Gittis Hall 213
The law of property governs relations among people regarding control of resources. Property rights give owners the power to control things, especially by requiring non-owners to respect an owner’s decisions about how to use hheir property, unless that use actively harms others. This course explores the extent and limits of property rights, including the law of possession, nuisance, access, zoning, co-ownership, and family property. In addition, the course explores major questions of self-ownership and sovereignty, such as native title and property in humans.
The course will be a standard discussion class, with both on-call panels and lecture format. The course is designed to provide a solid background on the contours of the law of property, as well as to equip students with the skills to take more advanced courses in the field.
Property and Real Estate Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of property and real estate law; Perform legal analysis in the context of property and real estate law; Communicate effectively on topics related to property and real estate law; Demonstrate an understanding of how property and real estate law affect other areas of law.