n Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg - Introduction to the Law of Property / Inleiding tot die Sakereg, A.J. Van Der Walt and G.J. Pienaar : book review
|Article Title||Introduction to the Law of Property / Inleiding tot die Sakereg, A.J. Van Der Walt and G.J. Pienaar : book review|
|© Publisher:||Juta Law Publishing|
|Journal||Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg|
|Author||H. Van Nieker|
|Publication Date||Jan 2010|
|Pages||869 - 871|
|Keyword(s)||University of Johannesburg|
ISI Social Science
The book is an established introductory work on the law of property. According to the preface, the book was written specifically for second-year law students who encounter the subject for the first time, and as a result the content was restricted to what is essential for these students. For the same reason the book contains no footnotes and references. The content was reduced even further in the fifth edition and, according to the preface, this was done because of the changes that were made to the LLB curriculum and the fact that the book is used by faculties for an introductory course as well as a subsequent additional course in property law. Even a first-time reader would, however, greatly benefit if reference was made to alternative opinions, views and criticism regarding some topics. Some of the most important topics on which alternative views have been expressed will be pointed out below. The book will provide a good starting point for non-lawyers who encounter the subject for the first time, but more advanced students than second years and practising lawyers will have to do further reading to gain the necessary in-depth knowledge of the subject matter.
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