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Property: Concise Edition

Front Cover - Property: Concise Edition

Jesse Dukeminier
Late Maxwell Professor of Law
University of California, Los Angeles

James E. Krier
Earl Warren DeLano Professor of Law
University of Michigan

Gregory S. Alexander
A. Robert Noll Professor of Law
Cornell University

Michael H. Schill
Dean and Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law
University of Chicago

Lior Jacob Strahilevitz
Sidley Austin Professor of Law
University of Chicago

2014. 752 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4548-3072-6. With Teacher's Manual.

About the Book

A concise edition of the legendary casebook, Property: Concise 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.

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
  • an excellent and detailed Teacher’s Manual that briefs every principal case and reading in the book, answers nearly every question and problem in the book, and provides the authors’ analyses and observations regarding the material at hand

Updated throughout, the Concise Edition provides:
  • a format and structure that makes it substantially shorter than most Property casebooks. However, the shortened number of pages does not come at the expense of coverage, which remains the same as in the parent book. Notes have been substantially reduced, and the number of cases has been reduced, all without sacrificing coverage or rigor. 
  • two-color design featuring photographs and diagrams
  • pull-out sidebar features including "In Brief," "A Look Back," and "The Rest of the Story..." that aid in student learning and make the book very user-friendly
  • increased use of graphics and diagrams to illustrate transactions and doctrines
  • new cases and new photos that differ from what was in the 7th Edition  

Staying true to its iconic parent book, Property: Concise Edition takes a condensed approach while maintaining a contemporary feel that resonates with the late Jesse Dukeminier’s original wit and wisdom.