Owning Property Section 3. Real Property

3. Real Property [October]

Land & houses. Resource & environmental management, and how that often interfaces with social controls and social structures and economy. 

Topics & Case Studies:

  • Theories of ownership of land, and alternate approaches to property.
    • Adverse possession. Van Valkenburgh v. Lutz and squatters’ rights
    • Land struggles and colonialism
    • Enclosure of the commons
  • Zoning, takings, and the environment 
    • Bundy & grazing rights
    • Eminent domain and takings jurisprudence. Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Cmsn “total regulatory takings”; Kelo v. City of New London
  • Controlling Private Transfers
    • Dead hand controls
    • Restrictive covenants. Shelley v. Kraemer.