#11 Property Law, Pt. 1

This is part 1 of this episode. Part 2 will be released on 17th May 2018.

After months of absence from the area of private law, we finally managed to record another episode on it. In this episode, Bram Akkermans and I talk about property law. We pick up from where we left off in #1 What is Law?: Are animals really objects of property and if so, why? From land to movables: we cover it (almost) all.

Bram Akkermans is Associate Professor of European Private Law at Maastricht University and also holds a Tijdschrift voor Privaatrecht Visiting Chair at the KU Leuven. He is also Associate Director of the Maastricht European Private Law Institute.

Bram and I cover

  • why property law is essential to contemporary society.
  • what categories of property there are,
  • William the Conqueror and the feudal system,
  • the origins of the term “landlord”,
  • mortgages, hypotheek, and use rights,
  • how digital developments disrupt the idea of property,
  • sustainability and property,
  • the divide of public and private law,
  • and much more.

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Benedikt Schmitz
Bram Akkermans
Associate Professor

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