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CALI Lessons

CALI lessons allow you to work through different rules and doctrines in an interactive format in which you answer questions and explain your reasoning.

For Property Law lessons click here.

*Ask at the Reference Desk for the CALI authorization code to register your username and password

 

Some Sources of Property Law

Historically property law has been judge-made law. In other words, the rules and doctrines of property law emerged and evolve as judges make decisions in private litigation.

The various Restatements of Property distill the concepts and rules articulated in property decisions and present them in an conceptually organized format. Besides stating rules and principles, the Restatement also includes lengthy comments explaining those rules and principles as well as examples to illustrate their application.

Students should bear in mind that the Restatements in themselves have no precedential value, although they can acquire precedential value to the extent that courts recognize and adopt particular provisions.

 

Some Good Study Aids for Property

All the books below are in the Reserve Room.  Older editions available for checkout can be found at the same call number on the 5th floor.

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Property Examples and Explanations - Burke
Call Number: Reserve KF560 .B87 2015
ISBN: 9781454850069

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The Law of Property - William B. Stoebuck, Dale A. Whitman
Call Number: Reserve KF570 .C86 2000
ISBN: 0314228705

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The Law of Property - Herbert Hovenkamp; Sheldon F. Kurtz; Thomas P. Gallanis
Call Number: Reserve KF570 .S53 2014
ISBN: 9780314285492
Publication Date: 2014-04-25

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Real Property in a Nutshell - Roger Bernhardt; Ann Burkhart
Call Number: Reserve KF570.Z9 B47 2016
ISBN: 9781634599207
This study aid, from the Nutshell series, outlines and explains major concepts in Real Property. Topics include possession and ownership; common law estates; concurrent ownership; landlord and tenant, easements, profits, and licenses; covenants and equitable servitudes; real estate brokers; contracts of sale; transfer of title by deeds; the recording system; title insurance; mortgages; airspace; water; support; boundaries; fixtures; trespass; nuisance; and land use regulation.

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