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Fall 2023
5408 Property - FAGUNDES- 12007

Professor(s): Dave Fagundes (FACULTY)

Credits: 4

Course Areas: 1st Year - Part-Time 

Time: 6:00p-7:20p-M  6:00p-8:00p-W  Location: 102B 

Course Outline: This course covers the doctrines, underpinnings and policy of property law. We will examine what makes property rights distinctive; how property rights are created, transferred, and destroyed; and what the powers and duties of property owners are. This course will serve as a foundation for a variety of upper-division courses, including intellectual property, real estate transactions, environmental law, land use, and trusts and estates.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)   The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid-term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 12/6 6-10pm  220    

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: No

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Required Course)

Course Materials

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: Sprinkling & Coletta, Property: A Contemporary Approach (5th ed.)

**The text for this course is Sprankling & Coletta, Property: A Contemporary Approach (5th edition). This edition of the book will be available new for sale in the campus bookstore. Copies may be available used on secondary markets as well. The text’s publisher, West Academic, may also have less expensive options available such as online or loose-leaf editions. You are welcome to buy any of these as well. Another casebook option: The new edition of the Sprankling text is expensive and not that different than the previous one. So if you understandably want to save some money by getting a used version of the previous (4th) edition, here’s how you can do that: I will make the syllabus available from a previous property class when I used that edition. This will indicate the correct page numbers for the assigned cases appear in the earlier edition. I will also post to TWEN any cases that are in the new book but not the previous one. This method will be imperfect (e.g., some of the notes may have changed between editions) but should basically suffice.

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