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Estates in Land and Future Interests: A Step-by-Step Guide, Fifth Edition

Linda H. Edwards


  • ISBN: 9781454886389

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    Accessible and effective, Estates in Land and Future Interests: A Step-by-Step Guide is a user-friendly method for mastering a challenging area of property law.

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    Page Count 272
    Published 01/04/2017
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    Summary of Contents


    1. Introduction to the Study of Estates and Future Interests
    2. Possessory Estates
    3. Limitations Added to Possessory Estates
    4. Future Interests Retained by the Grantor
    5. Estates Followed by Remainders
    6. Estates Followed by Executory Interests
    7. Accounting for Additional Future Interests, Class Gifts, and Subsequent Divesting
    8. Shifting and Springing Executory Interests
    9. Review of Future Interests in a Second Grantee and the Estates They Follow
    10. What Is the State of the Title?
    11. Post-Conveyance Factual Developments
    12. More Efforts to Further Alienability
    13. The Infamous Rule Against Perpetuities
    14. Applying the Rule Against Perpetuities
    15. Relief from the Rule Against Perpetuities
    16. Putting It All Together

    Appendix A: An Alternative Outline of Estates and Future Interests
    Appendix B: Vocabulary
    Appendix C: Answers to Study Questions and Practice Exercises
    Appendix D: Practice Exercises for Use in Class
    Appendix E: Collection of Outlines and Summary Boxes

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    Linda H. Edwards

    Professor Edwards joined the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada Las Vegas in July 2009 after serving as Visiting Professor of Law in 2008-2009. Before joining the academy, Professor Edwards practiced law for eleven years. She then began her teaching career at the New York University School of Law, where she served as the Coordinator of the NYU Lawyering Program. In 1990, Professor Edwards joined the faculty at the Mercer University School of Law, where she was the Macon Professor of Law. During her 19 years at Mercer, Professor Edwards directed the legal writing program and taught in the areas of property, employment discrimination, advanced legal writing, professional responsibility, and legal reasoning.
    Professor Edwards is a national leader in the field of legal writing, having been awarded the 2009 Thomas Blackwell Award for her lifetime achievements in and contributions to the field. She has published a number of articles and three books in the areas of legal writing and property, and she has served in a variety of capacities at the ABA and the American Association of Law Schools. Professor Edwards is a frequent speaker at national conferences, and she serves as a faculty member for the Persuasion Institute's Advanced Training Program in Narrative Construction, which is sponsored by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

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