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Spring 2013
5408 Property - KUMAR- 15402

Professor(s): Sapna Kumar (FACULTY)

Credits: 4

Course Areas: 1st Year - Section C 

Time: 2:30p-3:50p  MTW  Location: 240  TU2

Course Outline: This course covers the basics of property law. We will examine what makes property rights distinctive; how property rights are created, transferred, and destroyed; and what the powers and duties of property owners are. This course will serve as a foundation for a variety of upper-division courses, including land use, environmental law, intellectual property, and commercial law.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus pdf

Course Notes:   Required Reading: DUKEMENIER, KRIER, ALEXANDER & SCHILL, PROPERTY (6th ed.) Note that this is NOT the most recent edition of the book! You can obtain your book for as little as $4 shipped online. In addition to the casebook, I will post supplemental materials as needed.


First Day Assignments: Acquisition by Discovery. pp. 3-17
In Johnson v. M’Intosh, we will look at who holds title the land when there are competing interests. This case gives us perspective on the roots of our current property rights, raises some of the underlying principles animating property law, and allows us to see how the law itself is not based on absolutes.

Final Exam Schedule: 05/06 1-5pm  240 TU2  215 TU2  

This course will have:
Exam: Yes
Paper: No

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

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