- Definition and basic themes
- Property law and the Western concept of private property
- Objects, subjects, and types of possessory interests in property
- Objects: What can be the object of property?
- Subjects: who can be an owner?
- Divisions of ownership
- Other forms of divided ownership: trusts, mortgages, and security interests
- Use of property interests
- Private land-use control: servitudes
- Acquisition and transfer of property interests
- Aspects of property law in communist and postcommunist countries
Alternative Title: property rights
Property law, principles, policies, and rules by which disputes over property are to be resolved and by which property transactions may be structured. What distinguishes property law from other kinds of law is that property law deals with the relationships between and among members of a society with respect to “things.” The things may be tangible, such as land or a factory or a diamond ring, or they may be intangible, such as stocks and bonds or a bank account. Property law, then, deals with the allocation, use, and transfer of wealth and the objects of wealth. As such, it …(100 of 25701 words)