The Death of the Rule Against Perpetuities, or the Rap Has No Friends - an Essay

65 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2005

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Joel C. Dobris

University of California at Davis School of Law

Abstract

This Article analyzes the Rule Against Perpetuities, which limits dead hand control of property to a reasonable period of time and chronicles its decline in recent years as public interest in creating perpetuities has increased. The author details society's prevailing attitudes towards aggregations of wealth in trusts that facilitate the creation of perpetuities and undermine the Rule's legitimacy in modern law.

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Keywords: Rule Against Perpetuities, repeal, perpetuities, undermining, changes in attitude, wealthy citizens, protection of capital assets, citizenry

JEL Classification: K1, K3

Suggested Citation

Dobris, Joel Charles, The Death of the Rule Against Perpetuities, or the Rap Has No Friends - an Essay. Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal, Vol. 35; UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 49. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=268114

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