Property (20377). 4 units. Law and informal norms combine to create the bedrock institutions that govern human entitlements in scarce resources. Land will be a principal focus of the course, but attention also will be given to other resources, such as wild animals, labor, water, the electromagnetic spectrum, and intellectual property. A regime of private property in a particular resource will be compared to alternative regimes such as communal, open-access, and state-owned property. At maximum, a private owner of a resource has a right to exclude, a privilege of use, and a power of transfer. The many legal limitations on these powers, such as public accommodations laws, will be explored. The course will address the temporal division of property interests, co-ownership arrangements, and ownership by a managing entity such as a landlord or trust. Toward the end of the term, urban and public-law issues will take center stage. Topics will include housing policy, the constitutional rights of property owners, and the regulation of land uses through nuisance law, easements and covenants, and municipal zoning. Scheduled examination. R.C. Ellickson.
SLB - 129 (Mon) SLB - 129 (Wed) Grade mode: graded CRN: 10048
Exam: 12/20/2015 at 1:00 PM SLB: 127 Questions are not available online Name or Id: Id Length: 3.5 hour(s)