Restatement of the Law Fourth,

Property

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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In this summary, Reporter Henry E. Smith is joined by Associate Reporters John C.P. Goldberg, Thomas W. Merrill, and Christopher M. Newman to provide an overview of Tentative Draft No. 1.

This project was on the 2020 Annual Meeting agenda. Although this year’s Annual Meeting has been cancelled, project drafts are being produced and posted online. Each will be a Tentative Draft, but no motions may be made and no voting will occur. The drafts may be revised or supplemented before submission at the Annual Meeting in May 2021. 

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This project has not yet been presented to membership at an Annual Meeting.

All draft approvals are subject to the discussion at the meeting and usual editorial prerogative.

For an in-depth description of this project, please visit the Property page of The ALI Adviser.

Reporter
Henry E. Smith Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA
Associate Reporters
Maureen E. Brady Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA
Sara C. Bronin University of Connecticut School of Law
Hartford, CT
R. Wilson Freyermuth University of Missouri Columbia School of Law
Columbia, MO
John C. P. Goldberg Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA
Daniel B. Kelly Notre Dame Law School
Notre Dame, IN
Brian A. Lee Brooklyn Law School
Brooklyn, NY
Thomas W. Merrill Columbia Law School
New York, NY
Christopher M. Newman The Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
Arlington, VA
Consultant
Lawrence W. Waggoner University of Michigan Law School
Ann Arbor, MI
Advisers
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 New York University School of Law
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
Geoffrey W. Crawford U.S. District Court, District of Vermont
Rutland, VT
Judith C. Cutler Land Court Department of the Trial Court (Retired)
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
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New York, NY
Keith N. Hylton Boston University School of Law
Boston, MA
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New York, NY
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Orange, CA
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Sacramento, CA
Lance Liebman Columbia Law School
New York, NY
John A. Lovett Loyola University New Orleans School of Law
New Orleans, LA
Julia D. Mahoney University of Virginia School of Law
Charlottesville, VA
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Winston Salem, NC
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Eduardo Peñalver Cornell Law School
Ithaca, NY
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Washington, DC
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Los Angeles, CA
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Jefferson City, MO
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Berkeley, CA
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Norfolk, VA
S. Albert Wang Halpern May Ybarra Gelberg LLP
Los Angeles, CA
Steven O. Weise Proskauer Rose 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
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Bram Akkermans Maastricht University
Maastricht MD, Netherlands
Lisa Austin University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada
Michael Bridge The London School of Economics and Political Science
London, United Kingdom
Yun-Chien Chang Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica
Taipei City, Taiwan
Christopher Essert University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, 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, Worcester College
Oxford, England
James Penner National University of Singapore
Peter Turner University of Melbourne Law School
Melbourne, Australia
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Maastricht, Netherlands
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Orange, CA
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Des Moines, IA
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Detroit, MI
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Minneapolis, MN
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Salisbury, MD
Timothy W. Burns Burns Bowen Blair LLP
Madison, WI
John P. Burton Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, P.A.
Santa Fe, NM
J. Brett Busby Supreme Court of Texas
Austin, TX
Alejandro E. Camacho University of California, Irvine School of Law
Irvine, CA
W. Jonathan Cardi Wake Forest University School of Law
Winston Salem, NC
Robert L. Carter Illinois Appellate Court, Third District
Ottawa, IL
Rueben C. Casarez Wells Fargo & Co.
Houston, TX
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Washington, DC
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Boston, MA
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Honolulu, HI
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Philadelphia, PA
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Annapolis, MD
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Washington, DC
Richard R. Goldberg Ballard Spahr LLP (Retired)
Philadelphia, PA
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Fort Worth, TX
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Winston Salem, NC
Charles E. Griffin Butler Snow LLP
Ridgeland, MS
Katheleen R. Guzman University of Oklahoma College of Law
Norman, OK
Anton G. Hajjar Chevy Chase, MD, USA
W. Scott Hastings Locke Lord LLP
Dallas, TX
Paul T. Hayden Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
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
Lolita Buckner Inniss Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
Dallas, TX
John E. Iole Jones Day
Pittsburgh, PA
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San Francisco, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
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Saint Paul, MN
Gerald Korngold New York Law School
New York, NY
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Albion, IN
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Houston, TX
Andrew Kull University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
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Browne C. Lewis Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Cleveland, OH
Erika F. Lietzan University of Missouri-Columbia 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
Lorelie S. Masters Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Washington, DC
Robert L. McCurley, Jr. Alabama Law Institute
Tuscaloosa, AL
James C. McKay, Jr. Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
Washington, DC
Nancy A. McLaughlin University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law
Salt Lake City, UT
Richard J. McNeil Crowell & Moring LLP
Irvine, CA
Juliet M. Moringiello Widener University Commonwealth Law School
Harrisburg, PA
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Carbondale, IL
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Austin, TX
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Las Vegas, NV
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Knoxville, TN
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Lawrenceville, NJ
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Dallas, TX
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Brooklyn, NY
Dan Robbins Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.
Sherman Oaks, CA
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Jackson, MS
Jeremy Ledger Ross Amazon.com Inc.
Seattle, WA
Patricia E. Salkin Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Central Islip, NY
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 Office of the Governor, State of Michigan
Lansing, MI
Robert H. Sitkoff Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA
David L. Sloss Santa Clara University School of Law
Santa Clara, CA
Douglas G. Smith Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Chicago, IL
Lionel D. Smith McGill University Faculty of Law
Montreal, Canada
John M. Steadman District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Washington, DC
Paul B. Stephan University of Virginia School of Law
Charlottesville, VA
Stewart E. Sterk Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
New York, NY
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Baltimore, MD
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Baltimore, MD
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Chicago, IL
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New York, NY
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Maastricht, Netherlands
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Long Island City, NY
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Austin, TX
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Evanston, IL