Syllabus

Note: This syllabus is subject to amendment during the semester. 

*Acquisition By Find*

Class 1 — Tues., January 15, 2019

  • Armory v. Delamirie; Bridges v. Hawkesworth (OSP 3-17)

Class 2 — Thurs., January 17, 2019

Class 3 — Tues., January 22, 2019

  • McAvoy v. Medina (OSP 32-36)
  • Assign Writing Assignment ()

*Adverse Possession*

Class 4 — Thurs., January 24, 2019

INTRODUCTION; THEORY; ELEMENTS

  • Review Writing Assignment ()
  • Tieu v Morgan (OSP 37-54)

Class 5 — Tues., January 29, 2019

ELEMENTS (CONT’D); HOSTILITY

*System of Estates*

Class 6 — Thurs., January 31, 2019

INTRODUCTION; PRESENT, POSSESSORY ESTATES

Class 7 — Tues., February 5, 2019

FUTURE INTERESTS IN THIRD PARTIES; construing ambiguous grants

  • Review Writing Assignment ()
  • L&M 21-42; 62-92 (Future Interests in Grantee part of Chapter 2, Summary of Remainders part of Chapter 3, and Chapter 4)
  • In the Estate of Dalton Edward Craigen (OSP 85-91)

Class  8 — Thurs., February 7, 2019

doctrine OF WASTE

  • QUIZ DUE
  • Jackson v. Brownson (OSP 91-100)
  • Assign Writing Assignment ()

*Concurrent Interests*

Class  9 — Tues., February 12, 2019

INTRODUCTION; TENANTS IN COMMON; ouster

  • Discuss Writing Assignment ()
  • U.S. v. CraftMartin v. Martin (OSP 101-121)

Class 10 — Thurs., February 14, 2019

PARTITION; joint tenancy

*Landlord and Tenant*

Class 11 — Tues., February 19, 2019

TERM OF YEARS; PERIODIC TENANCY; TENANCY AT WILL; TENANCY AT SUFFERANCE; delivery of possession

Class 12 — Thurs., February 21, 2019

tenant selection; subleases and assignments

Class  13 — Tues., February 26, 2019

duty to mitigate; eviction

* Thurs., February 28, 2019 — NO CLASS *

Class  14 — Tues., March 5, 2019

LANDLORD’S DUTIES/TENANT’S RIGHTS

*Land Transaction* 

Class  15 — Thurs., March 7, 2019

introduction; deed

* SPRING BREAK — March 11-15*

Class  16 — Tues., March 19, 2019

deed (cont’d); warranty

  • Review Writing Assignment ()
  • Loughran v. Kummer; McMurray v. Housworth (OSP 273-296)

Class  17– Thurs., March 21, 2019

disclosures

*Mortgages*

Class 18 — Tues., March 26, 2019

introduction; predatory lending

 Class 19 — Thurs., March 28, 2019

MORTGAGE CRISIS; foreclosure abuses

  • QUIZ DUE
  • Klem v. Washington Mutual Bank; U.S. Bank Nat’l Assoc. v. Ibanez (OSP 346-404)

*Servitudes*

Class 20 — Tues., April 2, 2019

CREATION OF EASEMENTS

  • Thomas v. Primus (OSP 406-422)

Class  21 — Thurs., April 4, 2019

CREATION OF EASEMENTS (CONT’D)

  • QUIZ DUE
  • Felgenhauer v. Soni; Richardson v. Franc (OSP 422-436)

Class  22 — Tues., April 9, 2019

SCOPE OF EASEMENTS; termination of easements; Negative easements

Class 23 — Thurs., April 11, 2019

CREATION OF COVENANTS

Class 24 — Tues., April 16, 2019

CREATION OF COVENANTS (CONT’D); termination of convenants

Class 25 — Thurs., April 18, 2019

Common interest communities

Class 26 — Tues., April 23, 2019

enforcement of common interest communities

  • QUIZ DUE
  • 40 West 67th Street v. Pullman (OSP 518-529)
  • Assign Writing Assignment ()

Class 27 — Thurs., April 25, 2019

  • *Review*
  • Review Writing Assignment ()