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Front Cover - Property

A Thorough Updating of a Brilliant and Iconic Casebook

Seventh Edition

Jesse Dukeminier, late of University of California, Los Angeles
James E. Krier, University of Michigan
Gregory S. Alexander,
Cornell University
Michael H. Schill, University of Chicago

2010. 1,280 pages. Hardbound. ISBN: 978-0-7355-8899-8. With Teacher’s Manual.

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About the Book

Widely regarded as one of the best casebooks available for any law school course, Property, now in its Seventh Edition, combines a traditional doctrinal approach with wit, erudition, and an engaging human-interest perspective that make teaching and learning Property Law a great pleasure.

Admired for generations, this landmark casebook features:

  • a dynamic yet traditional pedagogy that includes cases, text, questions, problems, visual illustrations, and vibrant examples
  • a flexible, modular organization that allows the book to easily adapt to a range of syllabi and course credit hours
  • comprehensive coverage that encompasses the full range of property topics, with in-depth treatments of estates and future interests, servitudes, and land-use controls
  • cartoons and photographs that present humorous asides and visual commentary at appropriate intervals within the text
  • an accessible and unobtrusive “economic lens” for critically thinking about property issues
  •, a substantial companion website for adopters and their students that features videos, photos, links, and other online resources providing additional background, illustrations, and explanations of the materials covered in the casebook; icons placed throughout the casebook indicate that the website contains information of interest to the particular material
  • an excellent and detailed Teacher’s Manual that briefs every principal case and reading in the book, answers every question and problem in the book, and provides the authors’ analyses and observations regarding the material at hand

Updated throughout, the Seventh Edition provides:

  • major changes to the proposed new Restatement (Third) of Property—highlighted, to simplify the system of estates and future interests
  • additional visual aids and problems in the estates and future interests chapters
  • a fresh look at marital property law, including the recent gay marriage case from the Iowa Supreme Court
  • simplified coverage of servitudes, particularly covenants and equitable servitudes
  • recent developments in the law governing the landlord-tenant relationship in government-assisted housing
  • a timely view of the mortgage crisis and changes in real estate financing
  • streamlined coverage of zoning flexibility
  • a new case and material on Religious Land Use and the Institutionalized Persons Act
  • updates in land use regulation, environmental law, climate change, and “smart growth
  • icons added throughout the text to indicate which materials have online counterparts on the companion website,

An iconic book with a contemporary feel, Property, Seventh Edition, resonates with the late Jesse Dukeminier’s original wit and wisdom.  New co-authors Gregory Alexander and Michael Schill keep it fresh, sharp, and up to date with this thoughtful and thorough revision.