Estates in Land and Future Interests

Author: John Makdisi
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The carefully crafted problems in this popular workbook have proven their effectiveness in helping students learn the rules and classifications in this intricate area of the law. the book remains as an ideal supplement to any Property or Wills, Trusts, and Estates course. Through a series of hypothetical situations, Makdisi's text allows students to practice applying the rules and assigning the classifications He brings coherence and clarity to the area with: -a historical background of the law -problem sets accompanied by full answers in every chapter -complete coverage of all the rules as they are applied today -a systematic organization of the common law -concise explanations of the classifications of interests and estates The Third Edition: -breaks down complex concepts to make them more digestible and heighten readibility -streamlines the presentation, with only the absolute essentials retained in the text -reorganizes the material to eliminate cross-referencing between chapters With its careful explanations of the modernized rules and catergories, excellent demonstrations of concepts, and skillful use of real-world problems, ESTATES IN LAND AND FUTURE INTERESTS: Problems and Answers, Third Edition, makes this area of study as painless as possible. Table of Contents Preface 1. Classification of Interests and Estates A. Definitions B. Categories of Estates C. Subcategories of Estates D. Categories of Future Interests 1. Future Interests in the Grantor 2. Future Interests in the Grantee E. Subcategories of Remainders 1. Contingent Remainder 2. Vested Remainder F. Summary: Dichotomous Key for Identification Procedure Problem Set I 2. Class Interests A. Inclusion B. Exclusion 1. Class Closing Rules 2. Four Examples 3. Distribution of Shares Problem Set II 3. Rules for Identification of the Conveyance A. No Gap in Seisin B. Piggyback Rule C. 'Die without Issue' Construction D. Subsumption Rule E. Modified Rule in Wild's Case F. Preference for Vesting Exception G. Backup Rule H. Merger Rule I. Rule in Shelley's Case J. Doctrine of Worthier Title Problem Set III 4. Rules to Govern Events Subsequent to the Conveyance A. Destructibility of Contingent Remainders B. Indestructibility of Executory Interests C. Rule in Purefoy v. Rogers D. Merger Rule E. Transferability Problem Set IV 5. the Rule against Perpetuities A. Elements 1. Must Vest 2. If at All 3. Not Later Than 21 Years 4. After Some Life in Being at the Creation of the Interest B. A System to Determine Validity under RAP Problem Set V 6. Powers of Appointment A. Definitions B. Types of Powers C. Rules D. Rule Against Perpetuities Problem Set VI

American Law in a Global Context

Author: George P. Fletcher
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199883271
Format: PDF
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American Law in a Global Context is an elegant and erudite introduction to the American legal system from a global perspective. It covers the law and lawyering tools taught in the first year of law school, explaining the underlying concepts and techniques of the common law used in U.S. legal practice. The ideas central to the development and practice of American law, as well as constitutional law, contracts, property, criminal law, and courtroom procedure, are all presented in their historical and intellectual contexts, accessible to the novice but with insight that will inform the expert. Actual cases illuminate each major subject, engaging readers in the legal process and the arguments between real people that make American law an ever-evolving system.

Estates in Land and Future Interests

Author: Linda H. Edwards
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454887214
Format: PDF, ePub
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The fifth edition of Estates in Land and Future Interests combines graphics, text boxes, and pedagogical techniques especially helpful to visual learners to teach the basics of estates and future interests, a particularly confusing subset of first-year property. One central graphic — a flow chart used to identify the state of the title after a particular conveyance — links various estates to the future interests that follow them. The complete flow chart appears on the inside back cover for easy reference. The book is useful both in class and as a practice book for self-guided learning outside class, thus reducing necessary syllabus time. Its step-by-step, process approach breaks up analytical tasks into smaller pieces, reducing the degree to which students get lost in the material. The book anticipates the most common areas of student confusion and resolves them before they occur. Written in clear, simple language, with short paragraphs and chapters, Estates in Land and Future Interests features an open, attractive design enhanced by graphics to make the material easier to understand.

Examples Explanations for Wills Trusts and Estates

Author: Gerry W. Beyer
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454860227
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A favorite among successful students, and often recommended by professors, the unique Examples & Explanations series gives you extremely clear introductions to concepts followed by realistic examples that mirror those presented in the classroom throughout the semester. Use at the beginning and midway through the semester to deepen your understanding through clear explanations, corresponding hypothetical fact patterns, and analysis. Then use to study for finals by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the accompanying analysis. Designed to complement your casebook, the trusted Examples & Explanations titles get right to the point in a conversational, often humorous style that helps you learn the material each step of the way and prepare for the exam at the end of the course. The unique, time-tested Examples & Explanations series is invaluable to teach yourself the subject from the first day of class until your last review before the final. Each guide: helps you learn new material by working through chapters that explain each topic in simple language challenges your understanding with hypotheticals similar to those presented in class provides valuable opportunity to study for the final by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the corresponding analysis quickly gets to the point in conversational style laced with humor remains a favorite among law school students is often recommended by professors who encourage the use of study guides works with ALL the major casebooks, suits any class on a given topic provides an alternative perspective to help you understand your casebook and in-class lectures