The Structure of Property Law

The Structure of Property Law

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Shortlisted for the Peter Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship 2009 In its essence, property law has to provide answers to two very difficult questions: who is entitled to use property, and how are they entitled to use it? Property law is therefore inherently difficult, but not impossibly so. It consists of an ordered and logical system, which aims to take the sting out of fierce disputes. This book provides a new perspective on property law. By setting out an underlying structure, it allows the reader to understand the fundamental principles of this difficult subject. By providing detailed coverage of individual topics, it shows how those principles apply in practice and provides a comprehensive resource for anyone studying, teaching, researching or practising in property law. The book is written in an accessible style, with frequent summaries and, in both its pages and companion web-site it makes use of helpful visual aids. It is ideal reading for law students seeking a rock-solid understanding of how property law and land law work, and contains sufficient detail for use as a course book in: q Property Law q Land Law q Personal Property Law The book also provides detailed analysis of core topics in: q Equity a Trusts q Commercial Law q Unjust Enrichment a Restitution See the companion website for this book: 3.2 Common Law, Equity and property rights On the orthodox view, Common Law and Equity give different answers to both: (i) the content question; and (ii) the acquisition question (see B:4.4). On that view: (i) Common Law has one list ofanbsp;...

Title:The Structure of Property Law
Author:Ben McFarlane
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing - 2008-07-09


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