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lawlskoolz
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Property

Postby lawlskoolz » Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:26 pm

I'm relying on and using a property supplement from 2010. Did any major aspects of Property Law for a 1L class change at all from 2010-2014 that using a 2010 supplement is a bad idea? I'm using that edition because it is the only edition keyed to my 2014 textbook on Property Law. But is it going to be outdated?

For example, I know that for a course like Civil Procedure it's always best to have the updated versions of every book since the law changes year to year.

Would appreciate the help.

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Micdiddy
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Re: Property

Postby Micdiddy » Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:15 pm

Ask your professor.

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Re: Property

Postby BVest » Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:39 pm

If it's keyed to your casebook then you should have little problem recognizing any differences. If your casebook has a case after 2009, be sure to look closely at it.

ETA, I can't think of a ton of super-recent cases. If there are some, they're probably in the areas of implied warranty of suitability or division of compensation for condemnation on commercial leases, or something else like that, which you're probably not likely to get deep into in a 1-semester property course. (If you cover the Davidow case, the Italian Cowboy case might be in the notes after).

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Tiago Splitter
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Re: Property

Postby Tiago Splitter » Sat Feb 07, 2015 4:58 pm

2010? Other than IP I don't think many property law concepts have changed much since 1910.

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Re: Property

Postby bdm261 » Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:32 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:2010? Other than IP I don't think many property law concepts have changed much since 1910.


More like 1066.

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Re: Property

Postby jbagelboy » Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:51 am

Tiago Splitter wrote:2010? Other than IP I don't think many property law concepts have changed much since 1910.


That takings clause & zoning jurisprudence doe. If you do the pseudo-con law stuff in your class it'll be on the exam and there might be recent, relevant case law. Otherwise yea, the Sprankling supplement is great and fee simple has been a fee simple for just about ever.

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Re: Property

Postby pancakes3 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:47 am

Any particular reason you're relying so heavily on the supp rather than notes/casebook?

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Re: Property

Postby MarkfromWI » Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:44 am

pancakes3 wrote:Any particular reason you're relying so heavily on the supp rather than notes/casebook?


Because it's a better way to learn than digging through an 8-10 page opinion for two lines of text or listening to confused classmates trying to figure out a life estate with a contingent remainder.




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