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1L Guide on Property Law

Introduction to Property Law

Welcome to Property Law!

In this class you will be introduced to basic property law. This survey of the law governs ownership, possession, and use of land and other types of property. (One-semester course)

This research guide is a supplement to, not a substitution for, any materials which your Property Law professor requires or recommends.  This guide identifies various materials available to you, specifically:

  • Study aids and Reserve materials:
  • CALI, Lexis, and Westlaw study materials; and
  • Location of major sources.

Finally, please see the 1L Guide for Orientation for general information about the Law Library, including maps, how to print, etc.  If you have any questions, feel free to stop by the Law Library Research Services offices (235 - 239), email the librarians at, or call them at (408) 554-4452.