Spring 2009 Section 001
Law 629: Property Theory Seminar

Schedule: Evening Class
Mossoff, Adam
Credit Hours: 2
CRN: 16689
Day(s): Tuesday
Location: Hazel Hall 356 - Law Library
Time: 6:00pm-7:50pm
Enrollment Limit: Please see Patriot Web
Online: Online access through TWEN
Syllabus: Syllabus not listed.
Course Documents:
Exam Date/Time: No exam.
Prerequisites: None
General Description: Many contemporary observers assume that “natural rights” theories of property refer to theories worked out by Robert Nozick and John Locke. The same observers assume that Nozick’s and Locke’s theories of property rights are identical. This seminar explores whether they are and, if not, how they differ. Readings cover Nozick, Anarchy, State, and Utopia; Locke’s Two Treatises and selections from his Essay Concerning Human Understanding; A. John Simmons, A Lockean Theory of Rights; and illustrative legal materials and contemporary property scholarship. The grade for the seminar will be based on a seminar paper and class participation.