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Property Law: Rules, Policies, and Practices 6E

Front Cover - Property Law: Rules, Policies, and Practices 6E

Sixth Edition

Joseph William Singer
Harvard Law School 

Bethany R. Berger
University of Connecticut School of Law

Nestor M. Davidson
Fordham University School of Law

Eduardo Peñalver
University of Chicago Law School

2014. 1,000 pages. 
ISBN: 978-1-4548-3761-9.With Teacher’s Manual 

About the Book

This hugely successful cases-and-problems book, acclaimed for its textual clarity and socially progressive but evenhanded perspective and its contemporary, up-to-date character, is easily distinguished from other property casebooks through its explanations of the social ramifications of property law; its inclusion of numerous statutes and its emphasis on both statutory interpretation and the interrelationship between common law and statutes and regulation; its comprehensive treatment of public accommodations and fair housing law, current tribal property issues, and property in human bodies; and its use of the problem method to teach legal reasoning and lawyering skills. In its Sixth Edition, three “rising stars” join the book as co-authors.

  • New sections on cultural property, environmental law, natural resources, and corporations and other entity property
  • New organization with an attractive and engaging student-friendly format, including new diagrams, pictures, and background material 
  • Fully updated with recent issues and cases such as Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. (2013) and Koontz v. St. John’s River Water Management Dist. (2013)
  • New chapter on equal protection and due process as well as more materials on RLUIPA (discrimination in zoning laws against churches and other religious entities)
  • New themes, including the emerging impact of climate change on property law