Friday, August 26, 2016

Meier on Teaching Pierson v. Post

Oh, you know I like this one!  And so, I'm sure, does Angela Fernandez!!  Just in time for the new academic year, Luke Meier, Baylor University Law School, has posted Teaching Pierson v. Post:
This paper explains my approach to teaching Pierson v. Post. The case of Pierson v. Post is “one of the old chestnuts of property law.” It is usually included as one of the first cases in a first-year Property casebook, which means that Pierson is often one of the first cases that incoming law students struggle with during their first week of law school. This exposure, coupled with the fact that Pierson involves an accessible (and somewhat entertaining) fact pattern, explains why many practicing attorneys can still remember “the fox case.”