LAW 112

Private Law: Property and Contract

This course describes and evaluates the fundamental doctrines in American law that govern the rights and responsibilities private actors have concerning other private actors, as opposed to the rights and responsibilities of private parties vis-à-vis the state. The course begins by asking what rights private parties have against competing claims by other private parties, how does the law define the boundaries of these rights, and how does the law offer protection against incursion by other parties? The most substantial portion of the class is then devoted to the study of how the law facilitates and regulates the transfer of rights between private parties for mutual benefit.

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