As with many areas of the law, especially the more complicated ones, there is more than one way to analyze a problem. Law students and attorneys regularly find the study of real covenants and equitable servitudes to be extremely difficult. Casebooks and hornbooks often address more than one topic at a time when dealing with legal materials.
In contrast, to facilitate students' learning and understanding, the series of lessons on real covenants and equitable servitudes provides an approach which breaks the study into more discreet, digestible components. This will not replace the traditional analysis regarding real covenants and servitudes. Rather, by mastering the lessons, students will be better able to understand traditional covenants analyses.
This tutorial is the first in a series of interactive tutorials written to assist the first year law student with a basic introduction to analyzing real covenants, equitable servitudes and similar use restrictions applied to real property. Once the student successfully completes the current lesson, he or she may later use the series of questions throughout this lesson as a preliminary review for a final examination. Also, the student will benefit more from these materials after having successfully completed the exercises addressing easements.