Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Carl Christensen Blogging With Propertyprof

PioneeruhIt is my pleasure to introduce Professor Carl Christensen of the University of Hawaii Law School.  Carl will be blogging with us for a while, mostly I suspect on topics of Native Americans and Native Hawaiians.  After graduating from Harvard Law School, Carl practiced with a firm in Honolulu and then with the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation, where he argued among other cases Pioneer Mill, which we're spoken about a little.  He also spent time on the Hill, before moving to the University of Hawaii, where he teaches Native American Law, as well as historic preservation law.  Oh, yes, and before law school Carl was a biologist; he studied snails.  And as I've said before, he's a great humanitarian.

Close readers of propertyprof will recall that Carl tiped me off to a lot of posts, including the ones on Pioneer Mill and on taro.  I'm sure he'll have a lot to say about aloha jurisprudence.  You're in for a real treat--like Rachel and Calvin, Carl's a terrific conversationalist and an extraordinary lawyer.  I know his posts will be most interesting and I guarantee many will be on topics you haven't heard much about, but once you read them you'll realize you need to know all about them.

These days we've assembled an awesome group of bloggers--Ben, our leader, and our vistors (who I hope will stay for a long while) Calvin Massey, Rachel Godsil, and Carl Christensen.  We're gonna have some fun.

Endnote: The image of Pioneer Mill is from the University of Hawaii Center for Oral History.

Alfred L. Brophy

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Sunday, August 20, 2006

Moonlighting at MoneyLaw: Law Review and Law School Rankings

Nasamoon Jim Chen has been kind enough to invite me to join his shop MoneyLaw.  I'm pleased and honored to be joining them there--along with one of my employer's here at the lawprof blog network, Paul Caron, and two people whose work I respect greatly: Ronen Perry and Tom Bell.  And I understand from Jim that a few other people will also be joining them shortly.

So I'm going to be posting a little bit over there, as well as my usual property stuff here.  I think, actually, I'll be cross-posting much of the stuff on moneylaw here as well, since moneylaw is dedicated to refining measures of quality in the legal academy.  (The motto of moneylaw is "the art of winning an unfair academic game.") 

My first post over at moneylaw talks a topic I've posted on a bunch here at propertyprof, as well: the relationship between law review citations and law school ranking.  I hope you'll visit moneylaw; it's certain to get lots and lots of attention.

(Dig the Alabama mascot in the post over at moneylaw.  Every time I see the elephant I am reminded of a conversation I had with Barbara Fedders of Harvard Law School shortly before I moved to Alabama.  She asked me what the school's mascot is.  And I had to admit that I didn't know.  But I soon found out.  Now I think of her every time I see a statute or picture of an elephant around town--which, as you might expect, is rather often.)

The image of the moon is courtesy of our friends at NASA.

Alfred L. Brophy

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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Calvin Massey Blogging

I'm delighted to report that Calvin Massey of the University of California, Hastings Law School is going to be blogging with us for a while.  Calvin's the author of many important works, including the popular American Constitutional Law: Powers and Liberties (2nd ed. Aspen 2005) and Silent Rights: The Ninth Amendment and the Constitution's Unenumerated Rights (Temple 1995) and such articles as "The Jurisprudence of Poetic License" in the Duke Law Journal and "State Sovereignty and the Tenth and Eleventh Amendments" in the University of Chicago Law Review.  Propertyprofs will be particularly interested in "An Assault Upon 'Takings' Doctrine," in the Indiana Law Journal and "Designation of Heirs" in Real Property, Probate and Trust.  Calvin's also author of a popular student guide on Property; I know it's popular because I saw many of property students reading it last spring.  One of Calvin's trademarks is thoughtful, balanced commentary across a range of areas, including legal and constitutional history, federalism, and political theory.  Plus, he's a great conversationalist.

We're all looking forward to much thoughtful commentary on property and maybe even some other topics, too.  And as you can see from his first post, on the abolition of slavery, he's rethinking how to teach property.  Ah, yes, how property ends--which is related to how we acquire the right to property in the first place.  I'd be interested in how we might use Calvin's insight to begin the property class.

Alfred L. Brophy

August 17, 2006 in About This Blog | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Clavin Massey

As you can tell from the post immediately above, Calvin Massey is joining us for a guestblogging stint.  Calvin teaches property, constitutional law, and other courses at UC Hastings.  His scholarship covers a wide range of subjects; in the property area, he has written on reparations, takings, and is the author of the ever-popular Emanuel on Property.

Welcome Calvin!

UPDATE:  Calvin's so special that he gets to be introduced by both me and Al!  What an honor!  As usual, Al's introduction is better than mine.

Ben Barros

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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Rachel Godsil

I'm delighted to introduce Rachel Godsil, who will be joining us for a guest stint here at PropertyProf.  Rachel teaches Property and related courses at Seton Hall Law School and writes on issues concerning the intersection of race, property, and the environment.  Al recently discussed Rachel's article on Race Nuisance:  The Politics of Law in Jim Crow, and in recent years Rachel has been one of the most insightful commentators on issues of environmental racism in the legal academy.  Look for Rachel's first post in the next few days.

Ben Barros

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Friday, June 9, 2006

Lewyn Blogging

Thanks to Michael Lewyn (Florida Coastal) for the post immediately below on sprawl.  Regular readers will remember Michael from last year's sprawlfest.  Keep your eye out for future posts from Michael in the future.

Ben Barros

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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Paulsen and the West Wing

Thanks to Kurt Paulsen for the post immediately below on Takings and the West Wing.  Regular readers will remember Kurt from last year's sprawl fest.

Ben Barros

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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Look to your left . . .

And you will see that Al Brophy, who has been guest blogging here for the past month or so, has become a contributing editor to this blog.  Welcome, Al, and thanks for your great posts so far.

Ben Barros

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Friday, March 24, 2006

Brophy Blogging

I'm delighted that Alfred L. Brophy will be guest blogging here for a bit.  Brophy is professor of law at the University of Alabama, where he teaches property, wills, and remedies.  He is visiting this semester at the University of Hawaii.  His publications include Reconstructing the Dreamland:  The Tulsa Riot of 1921 (Oxford University Press, 2002) and Reparations Pro and Con (forthcoming later this year from Oxford).  He is currently working on the idea of equity in property jurisprudence.  I'm looking forward to his posts!

Ben Barros

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Monday, March 13, 2006

Reader Survey

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Friday, January 13, 2006

No Longer Just the Barros Blog

I'm delighted to report that the last post on this blog was from someone other than me!  John Lovett, who teaches at Loyola-New Orleans and is the incoming chair of the AALS Property Section, has contributed a post on the rebuilding of New Orleans and may contribute more posts in the future.  If you are a property professor (or just want to play one on the internet) and are interested in contributing to this blog, please let me know.

Ben Barros

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Sunday, October 2, 2005

Welcome to the Property Profs Blog!

Thanks for stopping by!  This blog is designed to serve as a forum for the discussion of anything and everything related to the teaching and academic study of property law.  If you have any comments, questions or ideas, please e-mail me.  Please also send along conference announcements, job posts, new posts on SSRN, or anything else you think might be of interest.

Ben Barros

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