About the Book
Property: Cases and Materials
James C. Smith, University of Georgia
Edward J. Larson, Pepperdine University
John Copeland Nagle, University of Notre Dame
John A. Kidwell, University of Wisconsin
2008. Approx. 910 pages. ISBN: 978-0-7355-7064-1. With Teacherís Manual.
About the Book
Professors who want to venture beyond the traditional land-based property coverage to include Intellectual Property and other emerging forms of Property Law will find this book ideally suited to their purposes. Property: Cases and Materials, Second Edition, fully integrates the law of tangible and intangible personal property with a thorough treatment of real property law.
Charting a course through contemporary property law, this casebook:
- provokes debate over fundamental questions from multiple perspectives
- shows how a body of law develops over time and responds to changing social and technological environments
- offers stand-alone chapters that can be reordered or omitted to accommodate time constraints and teaching objectives
- provides transitional material and explanatory notes
- incorporates appellate decisions, statutes, regulations, administrative decisions, law review articles, and non-legal materials
- presents a compelling selection of principal cases, such as
o Elvis Presley International Memorial Foundation v. Crowell
o Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd.
o Dred Scott v. Sandford
o Popov v. Hayashi
o Neponsit Property Owners' Ass'n v. Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank
o The Barbed Wire Patent
o Johnson v. Macintosh
o Loretto v. Teleprompter Manhattan CATV Corp.
- features a comprehensive Teacherís Manual
Thoroughly updated throughout, the Second Edition features:
- new units on cultural property and natural resources law, including water law
- numerous recent principal cases including:
o Kelo v. City of New London, on eminent domain
o Georgia v. Randolph, on protecting a cotenant from a police search that was authorized by another owner
o Gormley v. Robertson, on the evolving law of property rights for same-sex couples
o Philip Morris, Inc. v. Reilly, on regulatory takings of trade secrets
o Wilderness Watch v. Mainella, on the protection of Cumberland Island as a wilderness area
o Corliss v. Wenner, on finder's rights to treasure trove
o Carson Harbor Village, Ltd. v. Unocal Corporation, on liability for environmental contamination
Property: Cases and Materials, now in a Second Edition, maps the full landscape of contemporary property law, bringing into focus basic land-based property law along with that other major promontory, intellectual property. As you chart a course through your next Property class, this may well be the casebook youíll want to bring with you.
Preface / Sample Chapters