Civil Law Property

4.00 crs.

This course provides a broad overview of the entire subject of civil law property as expressed in the Louisiana Civil Code, the Louisiana Revised Statutes, and Louisiana case law.  The first half of the course introduces students to the basic building blocks of Louisiana property law, including the sources of Louisiana property law, the concept of ownership, the division of things, classification of things, accession, voluntary and involuntary transfer of ownership, occupancy, possession and acquisitive prescription, and real actions.  The second half of the course addresses co-ownership and the basic dismemberments of and limitations on ownership, including the institution of usufruct, natural and legal servitudes, conventional predial servitudes, limited personal servitudes, and building restrictions. The course also samples cases, statutory sources of law, and commentary from other mixed jurisdictions and civil law jurisdictions.