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Diversity Readings Related to First-Year Courses



Michael Robertson, Property and Ideology, 8 Can. J. L. & Jurisprudence 275 (1995). HeinOnline.

Burris, Scott C. et al., Legal Levers for Health Equity in Housing: A Systems Approach. Center for Public Health Law Research (last revised Dec. 5, 2019). SSRN.

Lisa T. Alexander, Community in Property: Lessons from Tiny Homes Villages, 104 Minn. L. Rev. 385 (2019). SSRN.

Regina Austin, Nest Eggs and Stormy Weather: Law, Culture, and Black Women's Lack of Wealth, in Feminism Confronts Homo Economicus: Gender, Law, and Society 131-46 (Martha Albertson Fineman & Terence Dougherty eds., 2005), K349.F453 2005 at Classified Stacks; and 65 U. Cin. L. Rev. 767 (1996), HeinOnline.

Derrick Bell, Racism: A Major Source of Property and Wealth Inequality in America, 34 Ind. L. Rev. 1261 (2001), Shelved by Title at Compact Stacks, HeinOnline.

Derrick A. Bell, Jr., Property Rights in Whiteness: Their Legal Legacy, Their Economic Costs, 33 Vill. L. Rev. 767 (1988),  excerpted in Critical Race Theory: The Cutting Edge 71-79 (Richard Delgado & Jean Stefancic eds., 2d ed. 2000), KF4755.C75 2000 at Classified Stacks, Villanova Law Review Digital Repository.

Steven W. Bender, From Sandoval to Subprime: Excluding Latinos from Property Ownership and Property Casebooks, in Vulnerable Populations and Transformative Law Teaching: A Critical Reader 111-24 (Soc'y of Am. Law Teachers & Golden Gate U. Sch. of L. eds., 2011), KF336 .V85 2011 at Classified Stacks.

Sheryll D. Cashin, Middle-Class Black Suburbs and the State of Integration: A Post-Integrationist Vision for Metropolitan America, 86 Cornell L. Rev. 729 (2001), HeinOnline, SSRN

Cheryl I. Harris, Whiteness as Property, 106 Harv. L. Rev. 1707 (1993), SSRN, HeinOnline.

J. Dee May, Disability Related Law Affecting Real Property, Advocate (Idaho St. B.), Jan. 1999, at 10. HeinOnline.

Elizabeth Mayes, Private Property, the Private Subject, and Women, in Feminism Confronts Homo Economicus: Gender, Law, and Society 117-30 (Martha Albertson Fineman & Terence Dougherty eds., 2005), K349.F453 2005 at Classified Stacks. 

John A. Powell, New Property Disaggregated: A Model to Address Employment Discrimination, 24 U.S.F. L. Rev. 363 (1990), HeinOnline, BerkeleyLaw Scholarship Repository

Abstract (from Delgado & Stefancic, Critical Race Theory: An Annotated Bibliography):

Analyzes Charles Reich's theory of the nature and function of property as detailed in The New Property. Argues for a more nuanced approach that would distinguish different types of property. Discusses several other modifications to Reich's theory, including recognition of the link between property and relationships, and of the rightholder's power over nonrightholders. Applies powell's "Revised New Property Model" to several cases.

Keith Sealing, Dear Landlord: Please Don't Put a Price on My Soul: Teaching Property Law Students That "Property Rights Serve Human Values", 5 N.Y. City L. Rev. 35-107 (2002), HeinOnline

Vanita Saleema Snow, The Untold Story of the Justice Gap: Integrating Poverty Law into the Law School Curriculum, 37 Pace L. Rev. 642-99 (2017), HeinOnline. Discusses several property topics and cases at 689-98.

Joseph William Singer, Re-Reading Property, 26 New Eng. L. Rev. 711 (1992), HeinOnline.

Joan C. Williams, Gender as a Core Value: Teaching Property, 36 Okla. City U. L. Rev. 551-53 (2011), HeinOnline.