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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Brophy, New Media Rock Star

Al is featured in this week's Law Talk, a podcast series being done by Nate Oman.  Al discusses issues related to universities with links to slavery.  Check it out!

Ben Barros

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Another Milestone: 100,000 Visitors

Milestoneframingham Well, we've passed another milestone:  100,000 visitors.  Thanks for visiting; and we're all looking forward to much more talk of property scholarship, cases, and teaching methods.

Your friends and colleagues at propertyprof.

The image is of an eighteenth century milestone from around Boston, from the University of Michigan's fabulous exhibit on Colonial America in photography.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

New Permablogger

As you can see from the masthead to the left, Rose Cuison Villazor has joined us as a contributing editor.  Welcome Rose!

Ben Barros

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Thursday, July 12, 2007

On the Road

I'm off to Cape Cod for vacation next week, then will be in Berlin for Law and Society the week after that.  I'm not sure what my internet access will be, so blogging from me might be light for a bit.  I hope to be able to post, though, especially from Berlin.

Ben Barros

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Guest Blogger: Rose Villazor

I'm delighted that Rose Villazor (SMU) will be visiting with us here at PropertyProf.  Rose is working on two very interesting articles, both of which will be presented at Law and Society in Berlin:  "Blood Quantum Laws: Racial Discrimination or Act of Self-Determination?" (forthcoming Cal. L. Rev. 2008) and "Deconstructing Local Anti-Undocumented Immigrant Property Ordinances."

Welcome Rose!

Ben Barros

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Possibility of Light Blogging For Rest of Week

I'll be on the road for the rest of the week, and though I'll have my laptop with me, I might not have much of a chance to post for the next few days.  Like Al, I've been under water for much of the last semester.  Hope to have time to do more original substantive posting than I've been doing lately when I get back.

Ben Barros

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Monday, May 14, 2007

Lindsay Robertson Guest Blogging

Robertsonconquest It is my great pleasure to introduce Lindsay G. Robertson, of the University of Oklahoma, who'll be guest blogging with us for a while.

Lindsay's the author of an important volume on Johnson v. McIntosh, Conquest by Law: How the Discovery of America Dispossessed Indigenous Peoples of Their Lands, published by Oxford University Press in 2005.  You may recall our discussion of it last year, in our talk about "Which Case Should Be First."  Now that it's out in paperback I think that your students would enjoy reading it in tandem with Johnson

Lindsay teaches and writes in Native American law and property, as well as legal history, and is working as a consultant to the state department on rights of indigenous peoples.  He holds a J.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and is a member of the storied Virginia Law School class of 1986, which produced property and wills profs William Brewbaker and Barry Cushman.

I'm particularly looking forward to his thoughts on Johnson. And I hope he'll talk a little about including Native American law into the property curriculum.

Al Brophy
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Monday, May 7, 2007

More on Al Brophy, Rock Star

Brophy groupies will want to check out the recent comment to our earlier Al Brophy, Rock Star post, by one of Al's former students at Hawaii, featuring a list of Brophy's greatest hits.

Ben Barros

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Guest Blogger: Nestor Davidson

I'm delighted that Nestor Davidson, who teaches at the University of Colorado law school, will be joining us for a guest blogging stint.  Nestor clerked for Judge David S. Tatel on the D.C. circuit and for Justice Souter on the Supreme Court, then worked at HUD and at Latham & Watkins as a real-estate lawyer.  His recent publications include The Problem of Equality in Takings, 102 Nw. U. L. Rev. (forthcoming) (2008); Cooperative Localism: Federal-Local Collaboration in an Era of State Sovereignty, 93 Va. L. Rev. (forthcoming) (2007); and Relational Contracts in the Privatization of Social Welfare: The Case of Housing, 24 Yale L. & Pol’y Rev. 263 (2006).  I hope he'll talk about his scholarship while he's with us.

Welcome!

Ben Barros

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

My Desk

For your viewing pleasure, here is a picture of my desk:

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Note the bright yellow-green document in the middle -- one of my students was smart enough to place the colored sheet on the top of her student note so it wouldn't get lost in the pile.  In my humble opinion, a clean desk is a sign that you don't have enough to do.

Ben Barros

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Sunday, February 4, 2007

What'cha lookin' at?

All-Seeing Eyeball from Emerson's Journal

That's a question we used to ask when I was growing up. 

I'm blogging a lot less these days, slouching towards an extended bloggatical, as I'm finding teaching and writing ever more time consuming.  Hence the non-substantive nature of this post.  But it's super bowl Sunday, so perhaps we can be excused.  And perhaps I shall someday return to talking about recent scholarship I've enjoyed.

Did you know that you can check out sitemeter to see what drives traffic here?  That's an entertaining (sort of) pastime; well, ok, it doesn't compare to some parlor games we play in Tuscaloosa, nor to listening to the Ann Coulter Talking Doll.  I saw recently that someone arrived at propertyprof with this google search "alabama song of the south" meaning--and that led to this post on conservative songs related to property.  It's one of my favorite posts.  At the end of it I mentioned that two other songs that deserve some extended commentary are Alabama's Song of the South and the Five Man Electrical Band's Signs.  Had completely forgotten about this, but I thought that a couple of lines from Song of the South might be in order.

Well somebody told us wall street fell
But we were so poor that we couldn't tell.
Cotton was short and the weeds were tall
But Mr. Roosevelt's a gonna save us all.

Well momma got sick and daddy got down.
The county got the farm and they moved to town.
Pappa got a job with the TVA
He bought a washing machine and then a Chevrolet.

Fred Wright employed that as an epigram for his Alabama Law Review Note on mortgage foreclosures during the New Deal.  Check it out. 

Perhaps another day we'll talk a little about "Signs." ....

Couple of side notes here.  How do you like the walking eyeball, from Emerson's journal, describing the eyeball that sees everything?  That reminds me, I need to talk about Emerson's property lawsuit sometime. 

Brophy

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Saturday, December 23, 2006

Are blogs naughty or nice?

Eugene Volokh says it depends.

Rick Duncan

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Friday, December 22, 2006

See You in DC?

I'll be blogging a little bit over the next week, but with the holidays coming up thinks will be a little light.  Al and I will both be at the AALS conference in DC.  If you're going to be there, please say hello.  I'll be at the property-related panels.  I'll also be at the Blawgers' Ball at Cloud on Wed. night.  For ease of identification, here are some photos:

Barros:

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Brophy: Brophy_pic_1

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Another Milestone: 50,000 Visits

Milestonewales Just passed this afternoon another milestone here--our 50,000th visit.  And looking forward to many more returns.

I thought I'd take the opportunity here to post a little bit on a more recent monument: the new Dallas football stadium.  Marc Roark sent along this link about the stadium.  I don't know much about football stadiums, though I should note that one of our nation's largest sits about a mile from my office.  Marc thought there's the possibility of some comment on the video and the boast that the stadium will be one of our planet's most recongizeable landmarks (or some similarly grand statement).  Thanks to our readers--and particularly to our content providers, Ben, Carl Christensen, Rick Duncan, Rachel Godsil, Calvin Massey, Jim Smith, and Eduardo Penalver.

The milestone from Wales is courtesy of our friends at wikipedia.

Al Brophy

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50,000

A few minutes ago, we had our 50,000th visit to PropertyProf.  I was hoping that it would be someone from Indonesia or someplace similar, but near as I can tell, it was Brophy or someone else from U. of Alabama.  Anyway, thanks for visiting!

Ben Barros

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Monday, December 4, 2006

Two Visitors: Jim Smith and Eduardo Penalver

I'm delighted that Jim Smith (University of Georgia) and Eduardo Peñalver (Cornell) will be joining us as guest bloggers in the coming weeks.

Jim holds the John Byrd Martin Chair of Law at the University of Georgia School of Law.  He is the author of numerous articles and has written casebooks and treatises on Property, Real Estate Transactions, Real Estate Taxation, and the law of neighbors. 

Eduardo joined the faculty at Cornell Law School this year after stints at Fordham Law School and Yale Law School, where he visited last year.  Among his recent articles are Property as Entrance (in the Virginia Law Review) and Regulatory Taxings (in the Columbia Law Review).

Welcome!

Ben Barros

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Welcome Back, Rick

As noted in the post immediately below, Rick Duncan will be posting regularly here on (among other things) religious land use issues.  We're delighted to have him back after his great visit of a few weeks ago.

Ben Barros

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Monday, October 16, 2006

Thanks to Rick . . .

for a great guest stint!  I've learned a great deal about RLUIPA and plan on incorporating it into my land-use unit in the Spring.  Although I'm sympathetic about some of the problems that religious institutions have in dealing with local land-use ordinances, I have to say I have some doubts about the statute, especially its strict scrutiny standard.  There is no question, though, that this is an important statute, and it will be interesting to see how RLUIPA develops in the courts over the next few years.

Ben Barros

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Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Guest Blogger Rick Duncan

I'm delighted that Rick Duncan will be joining us as a guestblogger.  He's the Sherman S. Welpton, Jr. Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska College of Law.  He is a graduate of the Cornell Law School and served as an editor of the Cornell Law Review.  He teaches Property and Constitutional Law with a special emphasis on the law of religious freedom.  Duncan has written numerous books, articles, and commentaries on a wide variety of legal topics. His recent publications include two of the leading law review articles on the Free Exercise Clause, and his essay, “On Liberty and Life in Babylon: A Pilgrim’s Pragmatic Proposal,” which was published by Yale University Press in an important book about Christian Perspectives on Legal Thought.  Duncan lives on a gravel road in rural Nebraska with his wife and 5 children, and he is a lifelong citizen of Red Sox Nation.

Ben Barros

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Saturday, August 26, 2006

Milestone: 33,333 vistors

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We have just passed a milestone here at Properyprof--33,333 visitors.  Thanks for stopping by and contributing to the discussion of property law.  I hope you'll continue to stop by--and send your students here, too--and especially that you'll participate in the comments.  We're talking about all sorts of cool stuff: recent scholarship, recent cases (and some old ones, too), teaching methods, takings, note topics....  And I'm sure that Ben, Rachel, Calvin, and Carl are going to be saying a lot more worth reading.

Credits: The picture of a Roman milestone from St Margarethen Austria is courtesy of our friends at wikipedia.  The idea for this post came from Dave Hoffman, over at co-op.

Alfred L. Brophy

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