Fee Simple Absolute, etc.

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Fee Simple Absolute, etc.

Postby RR320 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:57 pm

Can anyone recommend a good place to get a good explanation on fee simples & all the other information that comes with it. I'm really not following my professor and I think my casebook is just confusing me.

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Re: Fee Simple Absolute, etc.

Postby bk1 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:12 pm

My prof recommended http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/073557 ... hs_product and I found it useful. Note that some things in the supplement might differ from the way your prof teaches it.

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Re: Fee Simple Absolute, etc.

Postby NeighborGuy » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:44 am

The E&E does a decent job of explaining it, if you can easily borrow a copy from a friend or the library.

Edit: CALI lessons are good too, in a pinch. They might be slightly different from how your prof. explains them though.

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Re: Fee Simple Absolute, etc.

Postby floggered » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:15 am

bk1 wrote:My prof recommended http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/073557 ... hs_product and I found it useful. Note that some things in the supplement might differ from the way your prof teaches it.


This. Even if the terms a bit different, this is enormously helpful, particularly the problems.

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Re: Fee Simple Absolute, etc.

Postby Iceman389 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:17 pm

Definitely get a separate book/supplement to teach you life estates and future interests if you get the feeling you prof will focus on it. The one recommended above is what I used and i liked it a lot, but there are others out there (most likely for free in your school's library). The problems in books like these to help you practice are also extremely valuable.

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Re: Fee Simple Absolute, etc.

Postby Seminole_305 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:56 pm

Cali Lessons for the win.

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Re: Fee Simple Absolute, etc.

Postby nStiver » Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:57 pm

RR320 wrote:Can anyone recommend a good place to get a good explanation on fee simples & all the other information that comes with it. I'm really not following my professor and I think my casebook is just confusing me.



Ya thanks no shit this is straight out of the 14th century and it is really confusing.

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Re: Fee Simple Absolute, etc.

Postby DocHawkeye » Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:07 pm

The real fun comes with the Rule Against Perpetuities, Doctrine or Worthier Title, Doctrine of Merger, and the Rule in Shelley's Case.

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Re: Fee Simple Absolute, etc.

Postby BeenDidThat » Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:17 pm

Outline banks or upper classmen, duder. If you know any 2 or 3Ls, and ideally if you do bitchwork for them in a student org, ask for their outline. The outline should clarify the concepts.

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Re: Fee Simple Absolute, etc.

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:48 pm

I would never take property without using this: http://www.amazon.com/Moynihans-Introdu ... 0314160485

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Postby morris248 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:34 pm

Acing Property is cheap and excellent for exam prep

Acing Property

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Re: Fee Simple Absolute, etc.

Postby FeelTheHeat » Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:40 pm

Our professor recommended this book (we have a midterm on Life Estates & Future Interests) and I have found it incredible useful.

http://www.amazon.com/Students-Guide-Es ... 0820527181

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Re: Fee Simple Absolute, etc.

Postby happy187 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:27 pm

this was a great book that was required for Prop I. lots of good fsa fss fssc examples.

http://www.amazon.com/Possessory-Estate ... 325&sr=8-1

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Re: Fee Simple Absolute, etc.

Postby BEAST_mode » Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:32 pm

http://www.amazon.com/Estates-Land-Future-Interests-Problems/dp/0735565341. Solid explanations and hundreds of practice problems. Reading cases gets me nowhere with this stuff. This book is a godsend.

My professor wrote the E&E and still gives us required reading from this. If you buy used, make sure that the practice problems haven't been completed.

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Re: Fee Simple Absolute, etc.

Postby SilverE2 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:26 pm

Seminole_305 wrote:Cali Lessons for the win.


+1 For CALI lessons. They helped me tremendously.

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Re: Fee Simple Absolute, etc.

Postby shepdawg » Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:33 pm

It didn't copy very well from OneNote, but here's a condensed outline for freehold estates.
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Re: Fee Simple Absolute, etc.

Postby LS-boundNYC » Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:42 pm

bk1 wrote:My prof recommended http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/073557 ... hs_product and I found it useful. Note that some things in the supplement might differ from the way your prof teaches it.


I second this. My prof assigned it, and the kids who didn't read it were thoroughly confused when she went over both present and future interests AND the RAP in 2 class periods. Those of us who read it had little trouble keeping up.

My plan was to understand the basics, re-learn it in class, and save the problems in the book until exam review time.




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