Restatement of the Law Fourth,


This Restatement seeks to bring comprehensiveness and coherence to American property law. Subjects to be covered include the classification of entitlements, possession, accession, and acquisition; ownership powers; protection of and limits on ownership; divided and shared ownership; title and transfer; easements, servitudes, and land use; and public rights and takings.
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Portions of Volume 2 (Interferences with, and Limits on, Ownership and Possession); Volume 3 (Powers and Duties Associated with Ownership); and Volume 6 (Servitudes and Land Use) are drafted. 

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Henry E. Smith Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA
Associate Reporters
Sara C. Bronin University of Connecticut School of Law
Hartford, CT
John C. P. Goldberg Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA
Daniel B. Kelly University of Notre Dame Law School
Notre Dame, IN
Brian A. Lee Brooklyn Law School
Brooklyn, NY
Tanya D. Marsh Wake Forest School of Law
Winston Salem, NC
Thomas W. Merrill Columbia Law School
New York, NY
Christopher M. Newman The Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
Arlington, VA
Lawrence W. Waggoner University of Michigan Law School
Ann Arbor, MI
Vicki Lynn Been New York University School of Law
New York, NY
Michael M. Berger Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Los Angeles, CA
Andre G. Bouchard Delaware Chancery Court
Wilmington, DE
Richard R. W. Brooks Columbia Law School
New York, NY
Michael K. Brown Brown Gee & Wenger LLP
Walnut Creek, CA
José A. Cabranes U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
New Haven, CT
David L. Callies University of Hawaii at Manoa, William S. Richardson School of Law
Honolulu, HI
John G. Cameron, Jr. Dickinson Wright PLLC
Grand Rapids, MI
Eric R. Claeys The Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
Arlington, VA
Judith C. Cutler Land Court Department of the Trial Court
Boston, MA
Robert C. Ellickson Yale Law School
New Haven, CT
Susan F. French University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
Los Angeles, CA
Thomas P. Gallanis University of Iowa College of Law
Iowa City, IA
Todd R. Geremia Jones Day
New York, NY
Steven G. Horowitz Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
New York, NY
Keith N. Hylton Boston University School of Law
Boston, MA
David James Kappos Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
New York, NY
Donald J. Kochan Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law
Orange, CA
Nicole L. Kuenzi California State Water Resources Control Board
Sacramento, CA
Andrew Kull University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Lance Liebman Columbia Law School
New York, NY
Julia D. Mahoney University of Virginia Law School
Charlottesville, VA
John F. K. Oberdiek Rutgers Law School
Camden, NJ
Eduardo Peñalver Cornell Law School
Ithaca, NY
Daniel B. Rodriguez Northwestern University School of Law
Chicago, IL
Carol M. Rose Yale Law School
New Haven, CT
Zachary C. Schauf Jenner & Block
Washington, DC
Michael A. Scodro Mayer Brown LLP
Chicago, IL
Lindsay S. See Gibson Dunn
Washington, DC
Randall T. Shepard Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Indianapolis, IN
Kathleen Smalley Locke Lord LLP
Los Angeles, CA
Craig Sonnenschein Orbitz Worldwide, Inc.
Chicago, IL
Stephen Spitz Stevens & Lee
Charleston, SC
Laura D. Stith Supreme Court of Missouri
Jefferson City, MO
Molly S. Van Houweling University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Berkeley, CA
Joseph T. Waldo Waldo & Lyle, PC
Norfolk, VA
S. Albert Wang Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Los Angeles, CA
Daryl L. Wiesen Goodwin Procter
Boston, MA
Stephen F. Williams U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
Washington, DC
Katrina M. Wyman New York University School of Law
New York, NY
Benjamin C. Zipursky Fordham University School of Law
New York, NY
Social Science Advisory Panel
Lee Alston Indiana University Bloomington
Bloomington, IN
Benito Arrunada Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
William A. Fischel Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
Edward Glaeser Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Stephen Haber Stanford University
Stanford, CA
Zorina Khan Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME
Gary Libecap Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
Santa Barbara, CA
International Advisory Panel
Bram Akkermans Maastricht University
Maastricht MD, Netherlands
Lisa Austin University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada
Yun-Chien Chang Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica
Taipei City, Taiwan
Christopher Essert Queen's University Faculty of Law
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Christian Heinze University of Hannover
Hannover, Germany
Larissa Katz University of Toronto Faculty of Law
Toronto, Canada
Björn Laukemann Max Planck Institute Luxembourg
Kirchberg, Luxembourg
Ben McFarlane University College London Law
London, England
Donal Nolan University of Oxford, Faculty of Law
Oxford, UK
James Penner National University of Singapore
Peter Turner University of Cambridge Faculty of Law
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Sjef van Erp Maastricht University
Maastricht, Netherlands
Sarah Worthington University of Cambridge Faculty of Law
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Members Consultative Group
Kristen David Adams Stetson University College of Law
Gulfport, FL
Jerry Anderson Drake University Law School
Des Moines, IA
Jeffrey A. Beaver Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, LLP
Seattle, WA
Ira Mark Bloom Albany Law School
Albany, NY
Daniel B. Bogart Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law
Orange, CA
Ann M. Burkhart University of Minnesota Law School
Minneapolis, MN
John P. Burton Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb PA
Santa Fe, NM
J. Brett Busby Texas Court of Appeals, 14th District
Houston, TX
W. Jonathan Cardi Wake Forest University School of Law
Winston Salem, NC
Rueben C. Casarez Wells Fargo & Co.
Houston, TX
Steve Charnovitz George Washington University Law School
Washington, DC
Ronald Chester Boston College Law School
Newton Center, MA
Stephen Yee Chow Burns & Levinson LLP
Boston, MA
Avern Cohn U.S. District Court
Detroit, MI
Karen Czapanskiy University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law
Baltimore, MD
Christopher Scott D'Angelo Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP
Philadelphia, PA
Anthony M. DiLeo Anthony M. DiLeo, APC
New Orleans, LA
David M. English University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
Columbia, MO
Richard G. Feder City of Philadelphia Law Department
Philadelphia, PA
James A. Feldman James A. Feldman, Attorney at Law
Washington, DC
Joseph Z. Fleming Greenberg Traurig LLP
Miami, FL
Julia P. Forrester Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
Dallas, TX
Marvin Garfinkel Philadelphia, PA, USA
Philip S. Goldberg Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
Washington, DC
Richard R. Goldberg Ballard Spahr LLP
Philadelphia, PA
Michael S. Goodrich Goodrich Postnikoff & Associates, LLP
Fort Worth, TX
Michael D. Green Wake Forest University School of Law
Winston Salem, NC
W. Scott Hastings Locke Lord LLP
Dallas, TX
Gregory Alan Hicks University of Washington School of Law
Seattle, WA
Roger F. Holmes Biss & Holmes
Anchorage, AK
Kathleen J. Hopkins Real Property Law Group PLLC
Seattle, WA
Robert A. James Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
San Francisco, CA
Daniel S. Kleinberger Mendota Heights, MN
Gerald Korngold New York Law School
New York, NY
Sybil H. Landau New York, NY, USA
Erika F. Lietzan University of Missouri School of Law
Columbia, MO
Michael J. Madison University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Pittsburgh, PA
Edward M. Mansfield Supreme Court of Iowa
Des Moines, IA
C. Scott Maravilla U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
Washington, DC
Robert Lee McCurley Alabama Law Institute
Tuscaloosa, AL
Nancy A. McLaughlin University of Utah , S.J. Quinney College of Law
Salt Lake City, UT
Richard J. McNeil Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
Costa Mesa, CA
Juliet M. Moringiello Widener University School of Law
Harrisburg, PA
Alice M. Noble-Allgire Southern Illinois University School of Law
Carbondale, IL
Robert H. Pemberton Texas Third Court of Appeals
Austin, TX
Kristina Pickering Supreme Court of Nevada
Las Vegas, NV
Thomas E. Plank University of Tennessee College of Law
Knoxville, TN
Jeffrey M. Pollock Fox Rothschild LLP
Lawrenceville, NJ
Ellen S. Pryor UNT Dallas College of Law
Dallas, TX
James L. Robertson Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A.
Jackson, MS
William H. Schorling Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Philadelphia, PA
Victor E. Schwartz Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
Washington, DC
Kenneth W. Simons University of California, Irvine School of Law
Irvine, CA
Wenona T. Singel Michigan State University College of Law
East Lansing, MI
Robert H. Sitkoff Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA
Douglas G. Smith Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Chicago, IL
Lionel D. Smith McGill University Faculty of Law
Montreal, QC, Canada
John M. Steadman District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Washington, DC
Stewart E. Sterk Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
New York, NY
H. Mark Stichel Gohn Hankey Stichel & Berlage, LLP
Baltimore, MD
Shale D. Stiller DLA Piper US LLP
Baltimore, MD
Lior Jacob Strahilevitz University of Chicago Law School
Chicago, IL
Guy Miller Struve Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
New York, NY
Thomas A. Tupitza Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C.
Erie, PA
Sjef van Erp Maastricht University
Maastricht, Netherlands
Steven O. Weise Proskauer Rose LLP
Los Angeles, CA
Alan M. White City University of New York School of Law
Long Island City, NY
James A. Williams Hughes Vanderburg Williams PLLC
Austin, TX
Charles W. Wirken Gust Rosenfeld, PLC
Phoenix, AZ
Richard W. Wright IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Chicago, IL
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