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Jurisprudence and Property

  • Typically offered every other year

Description: Most legal systems in the world recognize private property rights: legal rights of an individual to use and exploit resources to the exclusion of others. In this 2-credit seminar, we will examine leading theoretical justifications for property rights. We will also examine how policy debates about property shape and influence legal debates in a variety of contexts, including regulatory takings, mass land redistribution, homelessness, wage labor, property in living beings, and the intersections between property law, tort law and contract law. The course will begin with a brief introduction to legal and political theory.

The Professor extends a special invitation to students interested in research or writing in property related areas for law review or future independent study.

Prerequisite: Basic course in Property.

With professor permission, meets Capstone writing requirement