Wednesday, February 15, 2006
So yesterday was ABA inspection day here in Harrisburg. On Tuesdays, I teach both Bus Orgs and Property 2 (the second half of our full-year 6-credit property course). Arthur Gaudio, the chair of the inspection team and a serious property expert, sat in on both classes. In Property, I covered Moore v. Regents, which is probably the most fun case to teach in the first year Property curriculum. You might ask why I was teaching Moore in the middle of Property 2, rather than at the beginning of the course where most texts (including D&K, which I use) put the case. The answer is that this year, I've moved the entire theory unit to go right before nuisance, which is where the economic theory (Coase, Externalities, Demsetz, Property Rules v. Liability Rules, etc.) has the most impact. It seems to be working well so far, in part because my students are better equipped to discuss theory issues after having had a semester of property law as background.
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