Monday, May 14, 2012
Gregory Alexander (Cornell) & Hanoch Dagan (Tel-Aviv) have recently published Properties of Property, a reader on property theory. From the authors:
Broadly interdisciplinary, Properties of Property provides an overview of cutting-edge work from leading legal scholars as well as important non-legal scholars. The text is designed for an international audience, particularly teachers, scholars, and students throughout Europe, the British Commonwealth, and China. Properties of Property is perfectly suited for courses and seminars in other departments, from history to urban planning, both at the graduate and undergraduate level. It is a must for any law school library, even if no seminar on property theory is offered, because it appeals to law school students as well as scholars and graduate students interested in property. A Teacher’s Guide provides different ways the authors have organized property theory seminars using the book; suggestions for using the book as a companion to a property casebook; and discussion of questions that are posed in the Notes.
This looks like a terrific resource for anyone trying to get a feel for contemporary property scholarship, teaching a course on jurisprudence, or looking to bring new insights to their 1L property course.