Pierson v. Post: The New Learning

Daniel R. Ernst

Georgetown University Law Center

July 2, 2009

Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 1428874

Pierson v. Post, 3 Caines 175 (N.Y. 1805) is one of the most commonly assigned cases in first-year Property courses. For many years our only information about the case, other than the report itself, has been a vivid but antiquarian account published in 1895. Recent years have seen a flurry of articles that provide a great deal more insight into the case and its context. This paper summarizes the “new learning” for students and teachers of Property.

Keywords: Property, Legal History

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Date posted: July 7, 2009 ; Last revised: October 26, 2009

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Ernst, Daniel R., Pierson v. Post: The New Learning (July 2, 2009). Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 1428874. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1428874

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