Thomas W. Mitchell

Boston College Law School

Professor & Robert F. Drinan, S.J. Endowed Chair

885 Centre Street

Newton, MA 02459-1163

United States

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Scholarly Papers (13)

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Historic Partition Law Reform: A Game Changer for Heirs’ Property Owners

HEIRS' PROPERTY AND LAND FRACTIONATION: FOSTERING STABLE OWNERSHIP TO PREVENT LAND LOSS AND ABANDONMENT, Cassandra Johnson Gaither, Ann Carpenter, Tracy Lloyd McCurty, and Sara Toering, eds., U.S. Department of Agriculture, e-General Technical Report, Forthcoming, Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 19-27
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 14 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 06 Sep 2019
Thomas W. Mitchell
Boston College Law School
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property, legal reform, family, legislation, intestacy, real estate, wealth, civil rights, race, agriculture, inequality, property rights, law and economics, valuation, Congress, states, discrimination

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Reforming Property Law to Address Devastating Land Loss

66 Alabama Law Review 1 (2014) (lead article), Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1329
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 30 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 25 Aug 2021
Thomas W. Mitchell
Boston College Law School
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African-American, attorneys, black, civil procedure, civil rights, class, comparative, courts, entity, family, international, land, Latino, law and economics, legislation, minorities, model laws, ownership, poverty, property, race, real estate, reform, remedies, rural, state, statute, urban, wealth

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From Reconstruction to Deconstruction: Undermining Black Ownership, Political Independence, and Community Through Partition Sales of Tenancy in Common Property

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 95, p. 505, 2001, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1106
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 29 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 14 Nov 2015
Thomas W. Mitchell
Boston College Law School
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African American, Black, Civil War, Collective Ownership, Common Ownership, Common Property, Community, Democracy, Democratic, Eminent Domain, Estate Planning, Farmland, Farms, Farmers, Forced Sale, Heirs, Independence, Indian Law, Indians, Intestacy, Land Loss, Landholdings, Landownership

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Restoring Hope for Heirs Property Owners: The Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act

State & Local Law News, Fall 2016, at 6., Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-04
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 01 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 13 Jan 2017
Thomas W. Mitchell
Boston College Law School
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common property, property, partition, reform, intestacy, real estate, forced sale

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Black Land Loss: 1920−1997

AEA Papers and Proceedings 2022, 112: 38-42. https://doi.org/10.1257/pandp.20221015, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 588
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 12 Sep 2022
affiliation not provided to SSRN, The New School - Department of Economics, Boston College Law School, Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic and U.S. Census Bureau
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Black land ownership, Black land loss, dispossession, US Census, reparations, law and economics, civil rights, discrimination

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Forced Sale Risk: Class, Race, and The 'Double Discount'

Florida State University Law Review, Vol. 37, 2010, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1102
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 27 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 27 Sep 2010
Thomas W. Mitchell, Stephen Malpezzi and Richard K. Green
Boston College Law School, University of Wisconsin at Madison and University of Southern California - Lusk Center for Real Estate
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law and economics, forced sale, valuation, market value, partition sale, liquidation, bankruptcy, eminent domain, racial wealth gap, partnership dissolution, foreclosure, just compensation, housing discrimination, distressed property, wealth impact, non-economic interest

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Destabilizing the Normalization of Rural Black Land Loss: A Critical Role for Legal Empiricism

Wisconsin Law Review, Vol. 2005, No. 2, pp. 557-615, 2005, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1014
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 01 Jun 2006
Thomas W. Mitchell
Boston College Law School
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empirical legal studies, law and economics, discrimination, property, new legal realism, black land loss

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New Legal Realism Volume I: Translating Law-and-Society for Today's Legal Practice

Elizabeth Mertz, Thomas W. Mitchell, Stewart Macaulay (eds.), New Legal Realism Volume 1: Translating Law-and-Society for Today's Legal Practice, Cambridge University Press: New York (2016)., Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1408, Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-38
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 06 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 16 Jun 2022
Elizabeth Mertz, Stewart Macaulay and Thomas W. Mitchell
University of Wisconsin - Madison, University of Wisconsin Law School and Boston College Law School
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Legal Realism, Law and Society, financial crisis, disenfranchisement, social sciences, intellectual property, socio-legal studies

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Growing Inequality and Racial Economic Gaps

Howard Law Journal, Vol. 55, p. 849, 2013, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1325
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 12 Oct 2014
Thomas W. Mitchell
Boston College Law School
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economic inequality, economic mobility, social movement, racial wealth gap, housing, real estate, home ownership, law schools, model statutes

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Expansion of New Law in Southeast May Stave Off Black Land Loss

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Partners Update, Oct. 2020
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 24 Aug 2021 Last Revised: 25 Aug 2021
Sarah Stein, Thomas W. Mitchell and Ann Carpenter
Federal Reserve Banks - Community and Economic Development Department, Boston College Law School and Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
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real property, legal reform, housing, South, wealth, racial wealth gap, wills, intestacy, land, gentrification

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The Land Crisis in Zimbabwe: Getting Beyond the Myopic Focus Upon Black & White

11 Indiana University International and Comparative Law Review 587 (2001), Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1328
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 28 Oct 2014
Thomas W. Mitchell
Boston College Law School
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land reform, property rights, colonialism, Zimbabwe, race, landowners, land ownership, corruption, land tenure, insecurity, inequality, distribution

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The Hastie Fellowship Program at Forty: Still Creating Minority Law Professors

Wisconsin Law Review, p. 737, 2013, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1326
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 12 Oct 2014
Thomas W. Mitchell
Boston College Law School
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law professor, minority, pipeline, Hastie Fellowship, law schools, diversity, graduate law programs, LL.M.

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Justice for Rodney King

Justice for Rodney King, 1 How. Scroll 30 (1992), Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 03 Jan 2018
Scott Burrell, Alan Dial and Thomas W. Mitchell
Independent, Independent and Boston College Law School
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Civil rights, Police brutality, Race