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Integrating Spaces: Property Law and Social Identity, Second Edition

  • Kali N. Murray
  • Rose Cuison-Villazor
  • Alfred L. Brophy
  • Alberto Lopez
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Integrating Spaces: Property Law and Social Identity, Second Edition, provides a dynamic social, historical, and doctrinal context for understanding property law. With historical perspective and doctrinal analysis, it maps the directions in which property law has turned in response to issues of race and ethnicity, and demonstrates how racial and ethnic categories continue to affect contemporary property law.

New to the 2nd Edition:

  • New frames to understand the relationship of property law and social identity: social identity, dispossession, disruption and reordering, place, space and social identity, and repair.
  • A wider range of social identities, including race, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, and citizenship status.
  • New material to the Black Lives Moment including material on debates over memorials, reparations, and transportation.
  • New material on the Asian-American experience related to property law including the migration of Asian-Americans, the barriers to property ownership for Asian-Americans, and citizenship status for Asian-Americans.
  • Expanded discussion of Native American and tribal identity, including a consideration of the status of Native Hawaiians, and the status of Black members of tribal entities.
  • Comparative and international law materials in property law including Haiti, South Africa, the European Union, and Australia.
  • Different approaches to social identities, including critical race theory, progressive property theory, and social and political history.
  • New material on neighborhood, space and place, including material related to highway expansion and blight.

Benefits for instructors and students:

  • A rich selection of cases that explore the relationship between citizenship, social identity, status, and property interest, including Dred Scott v. Sandford, United States v. Singh, and Oyama v. California.
  • A critical look at how the law of dispossession was shaped by contact and conquest of Native Americans and enslavement of Black people, and the efficacy and fairness of traditional property concepts as applied to minority or cultural requirements:
    • An exploration of how reorganization of property systems facilitates both social disruption and reordering, including The Haitian Constitution of 1801 and Moore v. Cleveland
    • A consideration of how property law can be used to rectify or repair currently existing inequality, including removal of statutes, land partition, and recent responses to Black Lives Matter
  • Insightful analysis of federal civil rights statutes and their implications for environmental justice, housing, and civil rights law through the “space” of neighborhood.
  • Statutory interpretation, provocative scholarship, and discussion questions that fuel legal inquiry and promote class discussion.
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About the authors
Kali Murray
Marquette University

Professor Kali Murray is a&Professor of Law at Marquette University Law School.&Professor Murray's research agenda is focused on the "politics of participation" in&patent,&property and administrative law.&In patent law, Professor Murray is interested in how the doctrinal formation of patent law is impacted by different administrative, political, and social structures. Among her works, she has published a book,&emThe Politics of Patent Law: Crafting the Participatory Patent Bargainem, as a part of the Routledge Research Series in Intellectual Property Law in 2013. &In property law, Professor Murray is interested in the impact of race, ethnicity and culture on&the development of property law. She is the lead co-author on&emIntegrating Spaces: Property Law and Social Identity,em&will be published in Fall 2023.In administrative law, Prof. Murray has focused on how administrative law can successfully manage heterogeneous policy environments, address social and political vulnerabilities of citizens, and structure information exchange between administrative actors and the regulated communities.&

Rose Cuison-Villazor
Rutgers Law

Rose Cuison-Villazor is Professor of Law and Chancellor’s Social Justice Scholar at Rutgers Law School where she previously served as Interim Co-Dean (2021-2023) and Vice Dean (2019-2021). Professor Cuison-Villazor is also Director of the Center for Immigration Law, Policy, and Social Justice, which conducts publicly engaged research and policy work on behalf of noncitizens and their families. Professor Cuison-Villazor’s overall research agenda examines laws, policies, and norms that determine membership and belonging. She teaches and writes in the areas of immigration and citizenship law, property law, critical race theory, Asian Americans and the law, U.S. territorial law, and equal protection law. & Prior to joining Rutgers Law School in 2018, Professor Cuison-Villazor taught at the University of California Davis School of Law. She has also served on the faculty of Maurice A. Dean School of Law at Hofstra University and Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. Cuison-Villazor has also visited at Columbia Law School and served as a Visiting Scholar at the Columbia Law School Center for the Study of Law and Culture and a Visiting Scholar at the University of California Berkeley Center for Law and the Humanities. Professor Cuison-Villazor obtained her LL.M from Columbia Law School and J.D. from American University.

Alfred L. Brophy

Before entering teaching in 1994, Al Brophy was a law clerk to Judge John Butzner of the United States Court of Appeals (Fourth Circuit), practiced law with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher Flom in New York, and was a Mellon Fellow in the Humanities at Harvard University. He joined the UNC faculty in 2008, from the University of Alabama School of Law, where he taught for many years. He has also taught as a visiting professor at Boston College, the University of Hawaii, Indiana University, and Vanderbilt University. Brophy teaches in the fields of property, trusts and estates, and remedies. During the 2010-11 year, he will teach property in the fall and trusts and estates in the spring. Alfred Brophy has written extensively on race and property law in colonial, antebellum and early Twentieth Century America. His books are Reconstructing the Dreamland: The Tulsa Riot of 1921, Race, Reparations, Reconciliation (Oxford University Press, 2002) and Reparations Pro and Con (Oxford University Press, 2006). He is the lead co-author with Alberto Lopez and Kali Murray of Integrating Spaces: Property Law and Race, forthcoming in 2010 from Aspen, and co-editor with Daniel W. Hamilton of Transformations in American Legal History (Harvard 2009) and Transformations in American Legal History--Law, Ideology, and Methods, Essays in Honor of Morton J. Horwitz, volume II (forthcoming Harvard 2010) and co-editor with Sally Hadden of the Blackwell Companion to American Legal History (forthcoming 2011). He has also published extensively in law reviews, including the Boston University Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, Journal of Legal Education, North Carolina Law Review, University of Colorado Law Review, and the Texas Law Review. He gave a distinguished lecture (quot;Property and Progress: Antebellum Landscape Art and Property Lawquot;) in 2008 at the University of the Pacific#39;s McGeorge Law School, which was published in the McGeorge Law Review. In March 2010 he delivered the Hutchins Lecture to the Center for the Study of the American South, on constitutional ideas in literary addresses at UNC before the Civil War. It will appear in 2011 in the North Carolina Law Review. From 2003 to 2010 he served as book reviews editor of Law and History Review. Brophy is completing a book on antebellum jurisprudence, tentatively titled University, Court, and Slave. His other current research is on the intersection of property and equity, monument and cemetery law, empirical investigation of the probate process in the South before the Civil War, implied trust beneficiaries, and the idea of equality in early twentieth century black thought and its influence on the civil rights movement. Some of his recent publications are available at the social science research network.

Alberto Lopez

Professor Lopez graduated cum laude from University of Indiana School of Law, Indianapolis, and is a member of the Indiana Bar. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Indiana and a Masters of Science degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Notre Dame. Professor Lopez received a Masters and Doctorate of the Science of Law from Stanford Law School.

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