Property Law Review (Prop L Rev)
Multiple perspectives on the law of real and personal property
About the Journal
Property Law Review is a new peer-reviewed journal exploring important questions of real and personal property with national or international implications.
Launched in February 2011, this high calibre journal publishes articles, notes, comments and reviews dealing with fundamental questions in property law, other than in relation to intellectual property. It welcomes multiple perspectives, ranging across analytical, theoretical, empirical and comparative approaches, analysis of recent developments, exploration of issues of policy and proposals for law reform.
Property Law Review offers a unique combination of intellectual rigour and commercial relevance to academics researching and teaching the law of property in its many and varied manifestations. It is also of value to commercial litigators and advisors involved in large-scale commercial transactions that can be caught up in litigation arising from the complexity of property law.
Professor Brendan Edgeworth teaches at the University of New South Wales. Professor Edgeworth’s teaching and research interests span property law, housing law, law and social theory, and legal history. He is actively involved in the reform of property law and housing law.
Ms Cathy Sherry is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales. She researches and teaches in the rapidly growing area of strata and community title. Her research covers the technical, theoretical and comparative aspects of urban development and has been published in Australian and international journals.
Dr Pamela O’Connor is an Associate Professor of Law at Monash University. She teaches and researches in property law. Her research interests include issues in registered title systems, new property, comparative property law, law and economics, and regulatory aspects of property law. She has served with the Victorian Law Reform Commission as Commissioner with primary responsibility for two reports and remains involved in property law reform.
Professor Gregory Alexander, Cornell University
Professor Susan Bright, University of Oxford
Professor Roger Cotterrell, Queen Mary, University of London
Professor Susan Fletcher French, University of California, Los Angeles
Professor SH Goo, University of Hong Kong
Professor Kevin Gray, University of Cambridge
Associate Professor Larissa Katz, Queens University, Canada
Dr Christopher Rossiter, formerly Professor of Law, University of New South Wales
Professor Joseph William Singer, Harvard University
Mr Jeremy Stoljar SC
The Honourable Justice Margaret Stone, Federal Court of Australia
Professor Andre van der Walt, Stellenbosch University
Associate Professor Eileen Webb, University of Western Australia
Professor Michael Weir, Bond University
Dr Lyria Bennett Moses, University of New South Wales
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The first Part of Volume 3 of Property Law Review includes three interesting articles on different aspects of property law in Australia. The first article is by AJ van der Walt and explores two narratives in which the effects of the abolition of feudalism in modern servitude law are explained in terms of the promotion of liberty. The second article comes from Helena Howe who seeks to demonstrate that the stewardship model of property does not involve the problematic denial of Lockean natural rights to property. The final article, by Kunal Sharma, analyses the phenomenon of intentional communities, and evaluates how effectively the New South Wales community title legislation can be used to implement, in practice, such communities.
The latest Part of the Property Law Review includes the following material: “The nature and scope of rights of removal – Samantha Hepburn and Steve Jaynes; “Human Rights Act 1998 (UK): Cohabitation, property and human rights” – Simone Wong; and “Indigenous rights in disrepute: The curious case of Hong Kong” – Malcolm Merry.
Thomson Reuters are pleased to announce that Dr Pamela O’Connor is now a joint General Editor of Property Law Review. She will be working alongside General Editors Professor Brendan Edgeworth and Cathy Sherry with the aim of sharing academic perspectives and generating discussion on the law of real and personal property.
The latest Part of the Property Law Review includes four great articles on different aspects of property law. The first article comes from Michael Weir and Tina Hunter and discusses the structural conflict between the interests of landholders and titleholders in coal seam gas extraction. The second article is by Elizabeth Toomey and investigates the effect of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 (NZ) on the established Torrens principles of land ownership. Next is the article by Richard Wu and Mohd Yazid Bin Zul Kepli which considers the global implementation of title registration systems, focusing on common law countries such as Australia, England and the United States. Finally the article by Madeline Gleeson the importance of property law, human rights and development in Cambodia.
By Susan Bright The following extracted paragraphs are from the Comment section published in the May 2012 issue of the Property Law Review.* CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES In most developed countries, the built environment is a significant contributor to carbon emissions. The commercial sector (non-residential, but including retail and industrial), accounts for something in the region of ...more
The first Part of Volume 2 of the Property Law Review includes three interesting articles on a variety of subjects. In the first article, Sharon Christensen and WD Duncan consider the rule of the risk of loss under a contract for the sale of real property. The second article comes from Cathy Sherry and looks at the presence of children in strata schemes in Sydney and the legal ramifications of children’s falls and injury suffered on common property. The final article is by Rebecca Leshinsky, Kathy Douglas, Peter Condliffe and Robin Goodman and reports on research into the experiences of owners corporation managers and committees regarding conflict in Victoria. There is also a comment on green commercial leases by Susan Bright.
The last Part of the first Volume of the Property Law Review includes articles on covenants as regulation, township leasing on Aboriginal land, Europe, human rights and land law in the 21st century and the non-restoration of land in South Africa.
The July 2011 issue of Property Law Review contains an interesting mix of content across several topics, including articles on water management, joint tenancies and the conceptualisation of property. There are also two speeches from the Property Law Review launch, a comment and a book review.
In a surprising, but welcome, move, the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator Kim Carr, has announced the scrapping of the prescriptive quality indicators for journals.
The grading of journals as A*, A, B or C will no longer be applied and these gradings will no longer be the indicators of research excellence.
Thomson Reuters launched its newest journal in February of this year. Property Law Review is the only forum which brings together a range of approaches to both real and personal property. It is for both the academic and practitioner in the field. Submissions are always welcome should be emailed to email@example.com.