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Gateway to Land Law: How to Think and Reason Like a Land Lawyer

ISBN13: 9780414044876
Published: June 2012
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £35.00

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Providing all the content for the standard land law course alongside a clear method for critical thinking in land law, this ground-breaking textbook is !he embodiment of the author's passionate belief that land law can and should be presented in a way that engages the imagination.

Gateway to Land Law teaches the vital skills of what it is to construct a convincing argument about land law, and how to construct an effective answer to a land law problem. A clear exposure and analysis of the rules of land law, together with explanation of why those rules are formulated in the way they are, take you further towards thinkinq like a land lawyer.

Gateway to land Law:-

  • Lays out the fundamental principles in analytical "building blocks" with which to construct argument about land law.
  • Employs visual aids, critical thinking exercises and imaginary dialogues between lecturer and student to illustrate the process of legal reasoning.
  • Has an accessible, learner-friendly style, retaining a strong academic content, to assist your engagement with the subject.
  • Identifies the key rules and cases of land law, and why those rules are formulated in the way they are, to encourage a deep understanding of the fundamental principles of the subject.
  • Presents clear, non-technical explanation and illustration of the concepts covered.

Property Law
Great Expectations
How is Ownership of Land Recognised by Law
The Formal Creation and Transfer of Interests in Land - The Role of Formality
The Informal Creation of Ownership Rights
Shared Ownership of the Freehold
Trusts of Land and the Statutory Trust
The Leasehold Estate
The Conveyancing Dimension of Land Law - The 1925 Land Transfer Story
The System of Registration of Title 1 - Land Registration for the 21 Century
The System of Registration of Title 2: Land Registration in an Imperfect World
Easements and Profits a Prendre
Freehold Covenants
How to construct arguments and critical thinking