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Property: Property Resources

A guide designed for first year law students on the MU Law Library's resources regarding the law of Property.

Subject Explanation

The MU Law school course on Property is during the second semester of the first year of law school.  It covers classification of real and personal property, rights to found goods, bailments, possession and adverse possession, estates in land and future interests, and concurrent ownership. Additionally, landlord and tenant, easements, profits and licenses, covenants running with land and equitable servitudes, contracts for the sale of land, conveyancing and recording of conveyances are covered in this course.

Nutshells

CALI Tutorials

CALI Tutorials are interactive, computer-based lessons, written by law faculty and librarians.

List of tutorials on Property Law

See a law librarian for your CALI authorization code.

Exam Bank

MU LAW Exam Bank

Several other law schools and libraries maintain freely available collections of their school's exams. For lists of links see Findlaw. These exams may provide some background on how issues could be framed for an exam setting.

Select Treatises in the Law Library

Study Aids

Browse books on Property in the call number range KF 560 - KF 720 in the Reserve Room, Treatises, and Practice locations.  Listed below are a selection of study aids available at the MU Law Library. Click here for information regarding online study aids.

DISCLAIMER: Please remember that supplemental materials are meant to enhance, not replace, the assigned classroom material. If you have a question whether a particular supplement may be useful as a classroom or exam prep aid then ask your professor for guidance.  And, as always, you can ask a librarian for assistance.

Restatement

Since the 1920's this series has sought to produce a clear and precise restatement of the common law.  It has authority greater than any other legal treatise, one nearly on par with the decisions of the courts.

Where are these books located?

MU Law RESERVE materials are located on the 1st floor plaza level in the room behind the circulation desk.

MU Law PRACTICE materials are located on the 3rd floor of the law library.

MU Law REFERENCE materials are located on the 1st floor plaza level of the law library.

MU Law refers to treatises located on the 3rd floor of the law library.

Lexis

Lexis password required:

Powell on Real Property - Michael Allen Wolf Desk Edition  This abridged edition of Powell on Real Property uses the same chapter numbers as the full edition; not all chapters from the full edition appear in the desk edition.

 

Westlaw

See Westlaw Directory.Topical Materials by Area of Practice>Real Property. 

 

Select materials available on Westlaw listed below.  Password required.


AMJUR-RP American Jurisprudence 2d Real Property: Includes selected real property materials from American Jurisprudence 2d.
REST-PROP Restatement of the Law - Property:  American Law Institute's Restatement of the common law of property, includes present and future interests, landlord/tenant, wills and other donative transfers, servitudes and mortgages.

 

 

 

Missouri Materials

Historical Property Law in Missouri:  The 1952 edition of VAMS (volume 23, prior to Chapter 441) contains Possessory Estates, Future Interests and Conveyances in Missouri by Willard L. Eckhardt and Paul M. Peterson.  The text was designed to serve as a brief statement of the common law of possessory estates, future interests and conveyances, and to indicate Missouri statues which codify or modify the common law.