David A. Thomas

Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School

Rex E. Lee Chair and Professor of Law

430 JRCB

Brigham Young University

Provo, UT 84602

United States

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Scholarly Papers (15)

1.

Predicting Law School Academic Performance from LSAT Scores and Undergraduate Grade Point Averages: A Comprehensive Study

Arizona State Law Journal, Vol. 35, pp. 1007-1028, Fall 2003
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 29 Jul 2008
David A. Thomas
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
Downloads 375 (55,183)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Law school admission test (LSAT), undergraduate grade-point average (GPA), Law School Admission Council (LSAC), law school admissions, legal education, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, law student performance

2.

Is the Right to Private Property a Fundamental or an Economic Right?

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 31 Jul 2008
David A. Thomas
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
Downloads 250 (90,757)

Abstract:

Legal history, American property law, English land law, Fifth Amendment, takings, eminent domain, regulatory takings, public trust doctrine, discrimination, public use, private property rights, economic rights, fundamental rights

3.

How Educators Can More Effectively Understand and Combat the Plagiarism Epidemic

Brigham Young University Education and Law Journal, pp. 421-430, 2004
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 29 Jul 2008
David A. Thomas
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
Downloads 213 (89,737)

Abstract:

Plagiarism, legal education, legal writing, legal research, ethics, academic misconduct

4.

Anglo-American Land Law: Diverging Developments from a Shared History - Part II: How Anglo-American Land Law Diverged after American Colonization and Independence

Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal, Vol. 34, pp. 295-361, Summer 1999
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 05 Aug 2008
David A. Thomas
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
Downloads 199 (119,683)

Abstract:

Legal history, real property, land law, common law, English property rights, American real property law, colonial law

5.

How Far Does the Covenant Run? Covenants that Run with the Land in Oil and Gas Transactions

Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute, Vol. 53, Chapter 19, 2007
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 31 Jul 2008
David A. Thomas
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
Downloads 170 (120,826)

Abstract:

Covenants running with the land, real covenants, covenants at law, horizontal privity, vertical privity, intent, "touches and concerns" the land, lease, leasehold interest, assignment, sublease, royalties, oil and gas law, real property law, mineral rights, mining law, energy law, environmental pol

6.

Anglo-American Land Law: Diverging Developments from a Shared History - Part III: British and American Real Property Law and Practice - A Contemporary Comparison

34 Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal, Vol. 34, pp. 443-516, Fall 1999
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 01 Aug 2008
David A. Thomas
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
Downloads 123 (171,512)

Abstract:

Legal history, real property, land law, common law, English property rights, American real property law, Restatement of the Law of Property, tenures and estates, conveyancing, legal reform

7.

Anglo-American Land Law: Diverging Developments from a Shared History - Part I: The Shared History

Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal, Vol. 34, pp. 143-203, Spring 1999
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 28 Jul 2008
David A. Thomas
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
Downloads 114 (187,300)

Abstract:

Legal history, real property, land law, Norman conquest, Domesday Survey, feudalism, manorial system, English property rights

8.

Tips for Successfully Regulating Sexually Oriented Businesses

Probate & Property, Vol. 22, pp. 43-46, January/February 2008
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 30 Jul 2008
David A. Thomas
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
Downloads 105 (205,943)

Abstract:

Sexually oriented businesses, First Amendment, freedom of expression, conduct, municipal law, ordinances, strict scrutiny, obscenity, indecency, pornography, zoning laws, commercial law

9.

The Law School Rankings are Harmful Deceptions: A Response to Those Who Praise the Rankings and Suggestions for a Better Approach to Evaluating Law Schools

Houston Law Review. Vol. 40, pp. 419-459 Summer 2003
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 31 Jul 2008
David A. Thomas
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
Downloads 47 (300,266)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Law school rankings, Mitchell Berger, ranking criteria, U.S. News & World Report, law school admissions, law school resources, evaluation criteria of law school suitability, legal education

10.

Restatements Relating to Property: Why Lawyers Don't Really Care

Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal, Vol. 38, pp. 655-695, Winter 2004
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 28 Jul 2008
David A. Thomas
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
Downloads 46 (321,465)

Abstract:

Restatement (First) of Property, Restatement (Second) of Property, uniform laws, model acts, American Law Institute, legal history, legal reform, property law

11.

Plundering Property is a Very Bad Idea

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 31 Jul 2008
David A. Thomas
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
Downloads 45 (327,166)

Abstract:

Legal history, American property law, English land law, Fifth Amendment, takings, eminent domain, public trust, nuisance law, public use, private property rights, police power, Penn Cent. Transp. Co. v. New York (1978), Agins v. Tiburon (1980), Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council (1992)

12.

Whither the Public Forum Doctrine: Has this Creature of the Courts Outlived its Usefulness?

Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Journal, Vol. 44, pp. 637-743, Winter 2010
Number of pages: 107 Posted: 16 Apr 2010
David A. Thomas
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
Downloads 43 (345,100)

Abstract:

Public Forum Doctrine, free speech, property rights, First Amendment, Fifth Amendment, expressive rights, legal history, private property, nuisance, trespass, natural rights, police power regulations, governmental sovereignty, constitutional history, common law

13.

Why the Public Plundering of Private Property Rights is Still a Very Bad Idea

Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal, Vol. 41, pp. 25-71, Spring 2006
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 29 Jul 2008
David A. Thomas
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
Downloads 39 (348,219)

Abstract:

Legal history, American property law, English land law, Fifth Amendment, takings, eminent domain, public trust, discrimination, public use, private property rights

14.

Finding More Pieces for the Takings Puzzle: How Correcting History Can Clarify Doctrine

University of Colorado Law Review, Vol. 75, pp. 497-547, Spring 2004
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 29 Jul 2008
David A. Thomas
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
Downloads 29 (361,234)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Takings, police power, compensation rules and practice, legal history, constitutional history, nuisance, Fifth Amendment, property law, property rights, public interests

15.

Fixing Up Fair Housing Laws: Are We Ready for Reform?

53 South Carolina Law Review, Vol. 53, pp. 7-61, Fall 2001
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 28 Jul 2008
David A. Thomas
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
Downloads 26 (390,462)

Abstract:

Fair Housing Act, private conduct restrictions, state action, open housing, servitudes, discrimination, constitutionality