This lesson consists of 60 hypothetical factual situations designed to reinforce the student’s skills in applying the major principles and precepts of basic property law. The student is expected to determine the correct answers by reasoning from hypothetical facts through the applicable precepts and principles, rather than merely being able to identify the rules that apply. This lesson is designed to be used late in the semester by students and in discussion groups of two or three, where the reasoning can be aired before answering.
On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:
1. Recognize which legal principles and precepts relate to various factual situations.
2. Compare the related legal principles and precepts.
3. Apply major property related legal principles and precepts to factual situations, to ascertain the most probable resolution to the problems presented.
4. Assess the student’s substantive strengths and weaknesses in Property.