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The Forgotten History of Metes and Bounds

Friday, November 15, 2019 | 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

A Reading Discussion and Lunch with Professor Molly Brady

The Flaschner Judicial Institute invites you to a special discussion of “The Forgotten History of Metes and Bounds” with Harvard Law Professor Maureen (Molly) Brady.

Published in the Yale Law Journal in February 2019, the article explores the social and legal context surrounding earlier metes and bounds systems and the role that non-standardized property can play in stimulating growth.

Metes and bounds is a method of describing land or real estate that uses physical features of the local geography, along with directions and distances, to define and describe boundaries.

About the Author:

Professor Molly Brady is an assistant professor of law at Harvard Law School, where she teaches property law and related subjects. Her scholarship uses historical analyses of property institutions and land use doctrines to explore broader theoretical questions. Her current research projects involve the evolution of nuisance rules, the privatization of public space, and state constitutional takings law. Previously, Professor Brady taught at the University of Virginia School of Law.

“The Forgotten History of Metes and Bounds,” won the Association of American Law Schools’ 2019 Scholarly Papers Prize for junior faculty members in their first five years of law teaching.

Professor Brady received an AB summa cum laude in history from Harvard College and a JD from Yale Law School.


Friday, November 15, 2019
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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