PropertyProf Blog

Editor: Stephen Clowney
Univ. of Kentucky College of Law

A Member of the Law Professor Blogs Network

Monday, September 10, 2012

Iglesias on Teaching Property

IglesiastTim Iglesias (San Francisco) has posted Reunifying Property in the Classroom: Starting with the Questions, Not the Answers on SSRN.  Here's the abstract:

This essay argues that the myriad property doctrines and rules are answers to several consistent legal questions, and that these questions provide a useful framework for teaching Property law. The problem with Property Law courses is that we cover a slew of topics in which we load students up with a wide variety of (often conflicting) answers to these questions without ever revealing that all of the doctrines and rules are responses to the same set of questions.

The proposed framework offers the questions as reference points for navigating the sea of common law Property doctrines and rules. A student still must deal with the treacherous straits of the Rule Against Perpetuities and similar difficulties. However, using the framework of questions she can always look up to see key questions and thereby orient and guide herself to an answer (or set of possible answers).

Steve Clowney

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/2012/09/iglesias-on-teaching-property.html

| Permalink

TrackBack URL for this entry:

http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341bfae553ef017c31c1ea2f970b

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Iglesias on Teaching Property:

Comments

Post a comment