Property : Cases and Materials, Second Edition

Full Title Property : Cases and Materials, Second Edition
ISBN 0735570647
ISBN13 9780735570641
Publisher Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Authors James C. Smith
Edward J. Larson
John Copeland Nagle
John A. Kidwell
Edition 2nd Edition

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
    • Elvis Presley International Memorial Foundation v. Crowell
    • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd.
    • Dred Scott v. Sandford o Popov v. Hayashi
    • Neponsit Property Owners' Ass'n v. Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank
    • The Barbed Wire Patent
    • Johnson v. Macintos
    • Loretto v. Teleprompter Manhattan CATV Corp.
  • features a comprehensive Teacher’s 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:
    • Kelo v. City of New London, on eminent domain
    • Georgia v. Randolph, on protecting a cotenant from a police search that was authorized by another owner
    • Gormley v. Robertson, on the evolving law of property rights for same-sex couples
    • Philip Morris, Inc. v. Reilly, on regulatory takings of trade secrets
    • Wilderness Watch v. Mainella, on the protection of Cumberland Island as a wilderness area
    • Corliss v. Wenner, on finder's rights to treasure trove
    • 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 you’ll want to bring with you.

Dimensions 7.20 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.80 (d)
Subjects Property Law
Property Case Law


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