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Ch 16: Property Law Lesson Plans

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The Property Law chapter of this Introductory Business Law Syllabus Resource and Lesson Plans course is designed to help you plan and teach the types and components of property law in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Property Law chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Personal and real property Definition of terms, comparison of differences; discussion of ownership of subsurface; air and surface property; and summary of vocabulary, such as fixtures, tangible property and intangible property
Tuesday Real property interest Estates types, including leasehold, life, conditional, sole ownership, future interests and non-possessory
Wednesday Property transfers Voluntary vs. involuntary transfers; transfer of title by deed; condemnation; eminent domain; execution, delivery, acceptance and recording of transfers; 2005 U.S. Lexis 5482, Kelo vs. City of New London, 126 s. Ct. 326 (2005)
Thursday Infringements Definition and examples of patent, copyright and trademark infringement
Friday Intellectual property law Definition of intellectual property law, legal rights, trade secrets and patent protection

10 Lessons in Chapter 16: Property Law Lesson Plans
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Real Property and Personal Property: Definition and Differences

1. Real Property and Personal Property: Definition and Differences

Much of business law deals with property. There are actually two different types of property: personal property and real property. This lesson explains the differences between these two types of property.

Extent of Ownership and Real Property: Air, Surface & Subsurface

2. Extent of Ownership and Real Property: Air, Surface & Subsurface

When you buy real property, you gain several different kinds of rights. You'll likely own a bundle of rights that includes more than just the surface area of the land. This lesson explains air, surface, and subsurface rights.

Interest in Real Property: Types of Estates

3. Interest in Real Property: Types of Estates

There are several different ways a party can own an interest in real property. There are possessory types of interests and non-possessory types of interests. This lesson explains the main types of real property ownership.

What is Voluntary Property Transfer? - Defining Title by Deed

4. What is Voluntary Property Transfer? - Defining Title by Deed

A conveyance happens when a property owner transfers property to a new owner. This is known as a voluntary property transfer, or title by deed. This lesson explains voluntary property transfers and title by deed.

Involuntary Property Transfer Case Study: Condemnation & Eminent Domain

5. Involuntary Property Transfer Case Study: Condemnation & Eminent Domain

Sometimes title to property transfers from one party to another without one party's consent. This is known as an involuntary property transfer. One type of involuntary property transfer is known as condemnation. The federal government has the power to condemn properties through its power of eminent domain. This lesson looks at a fairly recent Supreme Court case involving condemnation through eminent domain.

What is Intellectual Property Law? - Definition and Rights

6. What is Intellectual Property Law? - Definition and Rights

Intellectual property is a broad term that applies to many different types of original creations. Businesses use intellectual property law to protect innovative and marketable works created in someone's mind. This lesson explains this special type of property law.

Trademark Infringement: Laws and Penalties

7. Trademark Infringement: Laws and Penalties

Trademark infringement occurs when someone uses another's trademark without permission from that trademark's owner. There are various state and federal laws that protect trademarks. This lesson explains trademark infringement and the laws that cover trademark infringement.

Patent Infringements: Definition and Cases

8. Patent Infringements: Definition and Cases

Patent infringement is a complicated civil cause of action. There are many, various components to patent infringement. Generally, it's the use of a patented object without the patent owner's permission. This lesson explains patent infringement.

What is Copyright Infringement? - Understanding Copyright Law

9. What is Copyright Infringement? - Understanding Copyright Law

Copyright is a type of intellectual property right that protects certain original works. Copyright laws work to provide authors with exclusive rights to their works. Any unauthorized use could amount to copyright infringement. This lesson explains copyright law and copyright infringement.

Trade Secrets and Patent Protection: Protecting Intellectual Property

10. Trade Secrets and Patent Protection: Protecting Intellectual Property

A business must decide how to best protect its intellectual property. Sometimes that decision comes down to deciding between using trade secret or patent protection. This lesson explains the key differences between these two intellectual property protections.

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