Reporters’ Guide 2020: Property

Restatement of the Law Fourth, Property Reporter Henry E. Smith (Harvard Law) is joined by Associate Reporters John C.P. Goldberg (Harvard Law), Thomas W. Merrill (Columbia Law), and Christopher M. Newman (Scalia Law) to provide an overview of Tentative Draft No. 1. The video discusses the overall goals of the project and provides a brief history of the Restatements of Property before addressing topics of possession, trespass to land, and bailment law.

This project was on the 2020 ALI Annual Meeting agenda. Although the Annual Meeting was cancelled, project drafts were produced and posted online. Each is a Tentative Draft, but no motions may be made and no voting will occur. The drafts may be revised or supplemented before submission at a later Annual Meeting.


Published: 2020


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