This course investigates the law's recognition of ownership and the protection of possession. Special attention is directed to the bases for such recognition and protection and to the limits on protection that result from competing interests. Also considered are the creation of multiple proprietary interests, concurrent and consecutive, the estate system, basic future interests, landlord-tenant, bailments, easements and other servitudes, and concurrent ownership. The course concludes with an introduction to basic conveyancing and the recording acts.
Required course for first year students.