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Property Concise Edition

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Concise Second Edition 

Jesse Dukeminier
Late of UCLA
James E. Krier
University of Michigan

Gregory Alexander 
Cornell University

Michael Schill
University of Chicago

Lior Jacob Strahilevitz
University of Chicago

2017. 752 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4548-8178-0. With Teacher's Manual.

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About the Book

A concise edition of the legendary casebook, Property: Concise Edition is perfectly suited for use in a four-credit course. Jesse Dukeminierís trademark wit, passion, and human interest perspective has made Property, now in its Eighth Edition, one of the bestóand best lovedócasebooks of all time. A unique blend of authority and good humor, youíll find a moveable feast of visual interest, compelling cases, and timely coverage of contemporary issues.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Chapter One has been very substantially revised. It has been significantly reorganized both to include some new material and to make more sense of existing material (e.g., the right to exclude). It includes some new cases. This is a major revision and, Lior and I believe, a very big improvement.
  • All of the errors that crept into the last edition have been corrected.
  • I have added Problems in several chapters: In Chapters 3 and 4, Iíve added more, and hopefully improved Problems to those included in the last edition. The major addition is hypothetical problems at the end of several, although not all , of the chapters. These are opportunities for the students to synthesize and apply the material they learned in that chapter. Iíve included problems for those chapters that I think most teachers cover. I make available my own answers to these problems in the Appendices.
  • There are quite a few new photos and graphical materials (e.g., maps, photos, etc.).
  • Chapter 12 has been revised and undated to include new SCOTUS decisions.
  • Chapter 10 has been somewhat revised: (1) Iíve tried to clarify the requirements for equitable servitudes, and to shorten the discussion of the Restatement 3d. (2) Iíve added Shelley v. Kraemer as a primary case. (3) Iíve shortened, somewhat, the Notes.

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