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Spring 2022

Property – Spring 2022

Are you a student in my Property class this coming semester? Welcome! Please take a minute to fill out this short survey.

The readings for this course will come primarily from the casebook: Thomas W. Merrill & Henry E. Smith, Property: Principles and Policies (2nd or 3d ed., Foundation Press). While the “official” text for this class is the 3rd edition, you should feel free to use either the 2nd or the 3rd edition of this casebook. Substance-wise, the 2nd edition should cover you most of the way, but there are a few cases we’ll study from the 3rd edition that are not in the 2nd edition. For this reason, if you decide to go with the 2nd edition, you will be responsible for locating those cases, and you will need to figure out your own pagination since this syllabus is keyed to the 3rd edition. Neither obstacle is insurmountable, and I encourage you to go with whatever version you can more cheaply and easily get your hands on. In addition, I’ve put one hard copy of each edition on reserve in the library.

You should feel free to use any third-party supplements you find helpful. For particularly useful explanation and clarification of the concepts covered in class, I recommend: Thomas W. Merrill & Henry E. Smith, The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Property (Oxford University Press, 2010).

  • Class 1 Slides – Introduction; Two Conceptions of Property
  • Class 2(a) Slides – The Trespass/Nuisance Divide
  • Class 2(b) Slides – Property & Equity
  • Class 3(a) Slides – First Possession
  • Class 3(b) Slides – Discovery
  • Class 4 Slides
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  • Class 25 Slides
  • Class 26 Slides

Spring 2022

Copyright – Spring 2022

Are you a student in my Copyright class this coming semester? Welcome! Please take a minute to fill out this short survey.

The readings for this course will come primarily from the casebook: Jeanne C. Fromer and Christopher Jon Sprigman, Copyright Law: Cases and Materials, v3.0. This text is available to read and/or download for free here. You can also purchase a low-cost hardcopy version from Amazon for about $15.

 

 

 

 

  • Class 1 Slides – Introduction
  • Class 2 Slides – Fixation; Originality I
  • Class 3 Slides – Originality II
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  • Class 25 Slides
  • Class 26 Slides