Wednesday, October 27, 2010
For those not on the propertyprof listserve, let me report that there has been a very lively discussion about future interests over the last week or so. As I have followed the email thread, I have been remarkably impressed by the passion, learning, and intellectual discipline of my colleagues. The conversation has been scholarly yet accessible, and full of strong opinions yet remarkably cordial. All in all, it's been a real advertisement for everything that's great about working in the property field.
And yet... And yet, the discussion has also left me a little cold. The subtle difference between executory interests and contingent remainders has sparked more discussion than any other topic over the last year? Really? It just feels small somehow, persnickety even. Disciplines naturally ebb and flow over the course of years. Is property just in a lull?
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