Correcting the Record Regarding the Restatement of Property's Slayer Rule in the Brooklyn Law Review's Symposium Issue on Restatements

4 Pages Posted: 4 Sep 2015

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Lawrence W. Waggoner

University of Michigan Law School

John H. Langbein

Yale University - Law School

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

In a 2014 law review symposium on Restatements of the Law, a paper by the then-Director of the American Law Institute, Lance Liebman, mistakenly claimed that we, as Reporters of the Restatement (Third) of Property: Wills and Other Donative Transfers, sought to contest the ancient slayer rule, the rule that prevents a felonious slayer from inheriting from the victim or otherwise benefiting from the slaying. To correct the record, we published this brief response in the same journal.

JEL Classification: K1

Suggested Citation

Waggoner, Lawrence W. and Langbein, John H., Correcting the Record Regarding the Restatement of Property's Slayer Rule in the Brooklyn Law Review's Symposium Issue on Restatements (2015). Brooklyn Law Review, Vol. 80, No. 3 (2015): 1015-7. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2655031

Lawrence W. Waggoner (Contact Author)

University of Michigan Law School ( email )

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John H. Langbein

Yale University - Law School ( email )

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New Haven, CT 06520-8215
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