Syllabus

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

*Acquisition By Find*

Class 1 — Tues., January 14, 2020

  • Armory v. Delamirie; Bridges v. Hawkesworth (OSP 3-9)

Class 2 — Thurs., January 16, 2020

Class 3 — Tues., January 21, 2020

*Adverse Possession*

Class 4 — Thurs., January 23, 2020

INTRODUCTION; THEORY; ELEMENTS

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

Class 5 — Tues., January 28, 2020

ELEMENTS (CONT’D); HOSTILITY

*System of Estates*

Class 6 — Thurs., January 30, 2020

INTRODUCTION; PRESENT, POSSESSORY ESTATES

Class 7 — Tues., February 4, 2020

FUTURE INTERESTS IN THIRD PARTIES; construing ambiguous grants

  • Review Writing Assignment (EXAMPLE)
  • L&M 21-42; 62-92 (Future Interests in Grantee part of Chapter 2, Summary of Remainders part of Chapter 3, and Chapter 4)

Class  8 — Thurs., February 6, 2020

doctrine OF WASTE

*Concurrent Interests*

Class  9 — Tues., February 11, 2020

INTRODUCTION; TENANTS IN COMMON; ouster

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

Class 10 — Thurs., February 13, 2020

PARTITION; joint tenancy

*Landlord and Tenant*

Class 11 — Tues., February 18, 2020

TERM OF YEARS; PERIODIC TENANCY; TENANCY AT WILL; TENANCY AT SUFFERANCE

Class 12 — Thurs., February 20, 2020

delivery of possession; tenant selection

Class  13 — Tues., February 25, 2020

subleases and assignments

  • Julian v. Christopher (OSP 191-211)

Class  14 — Thurs., February 27, 2020

duty to mitigate; eviction

Class  15 — Tues., March 3, 2020

LANDLORD’S DUTIES/TENANT’S RIGHTS

*Land Transaction* 

Class  16 — Thurs., March 5, 2020

introduction; deed

* SPRING BREAK — March 9-13*

Class  17 — VIRTUAL

deed (cont’d); warranty

  • Review Writing Assignment (pdf) (audio)
  • QUIZ ASSIGNED via Blackboard
  • Walters v. Tucker (audio) (slides) (OSP 279-284)
  • Loughran v. Kummer (audio) (slides) (OSP 284-291)
  • McMurray v. Housworth (audio) (slides) (OSP 291-296)

Tues., March 24, 2020 — ZOOM Open Questions Session — 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. Eastern (Class 17, Landlord/Tenant WA)

Class  18– VIRTUAL

disclosures

Thurs., March 26, 2020 — ZOOM Open Questions Session — 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. Eastern (Class 18, Landlord/Tenant Quiz)

*Mortgages*

Class 19 — VIRTUAL

introduction; predatory lending

Class 20 — VIRTUAL

MORTGAGE CRISIS; foreclosure abuses

  • QUIZ DISCUSSION (audio) (pdf)
  • Klem v. Washington Mutual Bank (audio) (slides) (OSP 346-363)
  • U.S. Bank Nat’l Assoc. v. Ibanez (audio) (slides) (OSP 363-404)

Tues., March 31, 2020 — ZOOM Open Questions Session — 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. Eastern (Classes 19-20)

*Servitudes*

Class 21 — VIRTUAL

CREATION OF EASEMENTS

Class  22 — VIRTUAL

CREATION OF EASEMENTS (CONT’D)

Thurs., April 2, 2020 — ZOOM Open Questions Session — 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. Eastern (Classes 21-22 and Land Transaction Quiz)

Class  23 — VIRTUAL

SCOPE OF EASEMENTS; termination of easements; Negative easements

Tues., April 7, 2020 — ZOOM Open Questions Session — 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. Eastern (Classes 23 and Mortgage Quiz)

Class 24 — VIRTUAL

CREATION OF COVENANTS

Thurs., April 9, 2020 — ZOOM Open Questions Session — 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. Eastern (Class 24)

Class 25 — VIRTUAL

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

Tues., April 14, 2020 — ZOOM Open Questions Session — 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. Eastern (Class 25)

Class 26 — VIRTUAL

Common interest communities

Thurs., April 16, 2020 — ZOOM Open Questions Session — 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. Eastern (Class 26)

Class 27 — VIRTUAL

enforcement of common interest communities

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

Tues., April 21, 2020 — ZOOM Open Questions Session — 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. Eastern (Class 27 and Servitudes Quiz)

Class 28 — VIRTUAL

  • *Review*
  • Review Writing Assignment (Sample Answer)

Thurs., April 23, 2020 — ZOOM Open Questions Session — 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. Eastern (Class 28 and Writing Assignment)