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February 17, 2014

WSLL Recommends: Thompson on Real Property

A comprehensive property law title that contains 100 chapters authored by over 30 legal scholars with subject expertise, Thompson on Real Property is a notable source to begin your property law research.

The work begins with the historical origins of property law in England and the development of American property law. It continues with the role of Restatements of Property and Trusts and Uniform and Model Laws relating to property. Numerous property law topics are addressed in the remainder of the work, for instance:
  • Types of tenancies
  • Marital property
  • Rights and duties of landlords and tenants
  • Public housing
  • Agricultural and farm land
  • Water and mineral mights
  • Petroleum and pipelines
  • Airspace
  • Easements
  • Adverse possession
  • Title
  • Conveyances
  • Foreign ownership of land
  • Property law in foreign countries
The publication is thoroughly annotated with citations to primary and secondary sources.

Individual topic sections are frequently followed by suggested Lexis "Computer Assisted Research" search strings that can help with your case law searching.

The Library has previous editions of Thompson on Real Property, the original 1924 edition and the 1939 edition are shelved in our Compact Storage collection. The current 15 volume set spans three editions: Thomas Edition, Second Thomas and Third Thomas Editions. A detailed table of contents and index is available in volume 15. Thompson on Real Property is supplemented annually with pocket parts.

We encourage you to check-out Thompson on Real Property.

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