Friday, October 14, 2005

I used to like property law until...

Property law was fun at first. It was about wild animals, adverse possession, gifts - things that were sort of neat to learn about.

And then we reached the unit on deeds and conveyances. And now I don't like property law anymore.

Why, you may ask?

Because of this (from the textbook): "Further, this reversion, perhaps because of the law's preference for vested interests, is regarded as vested, subject to being divested by a condition subsequent, the vesting of the contingent remainder."

Even the textbook makes fun of the subject, equating it to the famous party of the first part bit in the Marx Brothers' movie A Night at the Opera. Yeah. It was funny in the movie. It isn't so funny when you're supposed to understand it.

I see the word "vested" and I think of dorky guys in argyle sleeveless vests. Not property. Being divested is much like being defenestrated - it's when you take a dorky guy into your bedroom and take his clothing off. Right?

4 Comments:

Blogger Clever WoT said...

Man, tell me about it. I just read through the Remainders and Reversions mess, and I'll be reading it through at least once more if I ever hope to grasp it.

5:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you will never grasp it. you will study it and not grasp it, you will study for the exam and still not grasp it. then you will study it in barbri studying for a blog and you will not get it then either, then you will take the bar and you still wont get it. and then you will have an AMAZING legal career and no one will give a flying fuck that you don't get conveyances. or so i hope - cause that is certainly true for me. :)

7:39 PM  
Blogger rabbit said...

I don't see that it's any better or worse than any other aspect of law. If anything the illusion was in getting too close to any of the pieces. Why let a statute invade your heart when at any moment it might leave at them whim of a legislator or reviewing supreme court justice? Use the law as impersonally as the law uses you.




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4:47 PM  
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