[The] History of Property Law (21780). 2 units. This seminar will investigate topics in the history of property law, focusing on East Asia and Western Europe. The aim of the seminar is to use the resources of history to address fundamental problems in the nature and justification of property rights. The topics discussed will include the Marxist tradition, the relationship between ownership and lordship, the decline of feudalism, the law of slavery, the role of property institutions in the creation of the modern global economy, theories of moral economy, and the rise of a single umbrella modern concept of "property" in place of the multiplicitous varieties of property that existed in the past. Paper required. Enrollment limited to fifteen. J.Q. Whitman and T. Zhang.