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Open-Source Property: A Free Casebook

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Stephen Clowney, University of Arkansas

James Grimmelmann, Cornell University

Michael Grynberg, DePaul University

Copyright Year: 2015

Publisher: Open Source Property

Language: English

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Reviewed by Zvi Rosen, Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois University Carbondale on 3/1/22

Covers the main issues in property well. The module system allows an instructor to customize the content of their version of the book, provided of course that a module exists. The book does choose to deemphasize certain black-letter/traditional... read more

Table of Contents

  • Part I: Foundations
  • Part II: Possession
  • Part III: Interests
  • Part IV: Transfers
  • Part V: Use

Ancillary Material

  • Open Source Property
  • About the Book

    Open Source Property: A Free Casebook is a free resource for instructors and students of the first-year Property Law course at American law schools, and anyone else with an interest in the subject.

    About the Contributors


    Stephen Clowney: I’m a law professor at the University of Arkansas. I write primarily about property but also work on land use, social norms, race, and trusts & estates. Before moving to Arkansas, I taught for six years at the University of Kentucky.

    I hold a J.D. from Yale University and an A.B. from Princeton University.  At Yale, I was an editor of the Yale Law Journal and editor-in-chief of the Yale Law & Policy Review.

    Prior to entering academia, I served as a Law Clerk in the Chambers of the Hon. Ruggero J. Aldisert, in Santa Barbara, California. I have also worked as a legal consultant in Hawaii, a college admissions officer, and a gravedigger.

    James Grimmelmann: I’m the Tessler Family Professor of Digital and Information Law at Cornell Tech and Cornell Law School. I study how laws regulating software affect freedom, wealth, and power. I try to help lawyers and technologists understand each other by writing about digital copyright, search engines, privacy on social networks, online governance, and other topics in computer and Internet law.

    I tweet @grimmelm and blog at The Laboratorium.

    Michael Grynberg joined the College of Law in 2012 after teaching at the Oklahoma City University School of Law. Professor Grynberg's research focuses on intellectual property law. Before beginning his teaching career, he practiced appellate and telecommunications law in Washington D.C. Prior to that, he clerked for the Honorable Edward R. Becker, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia. Professor Grynberg graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was an articles editor on the Virginia Law Review. He received his BA from Carleton College.

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