Currently, I am reading about topics covered in first year real property. Fee simple subject to shifting executory limitations, that kind of thing. Its like studying for the bar exam again, except now it really matters that I get it right and there are no multiple choices. I spent an hour today combing through the first restatement of property. Tomorrow, I am going to read some more restatement and then I am going to go through more real property treatises. So armed, I will then delve into the case precedent, most of which will probably date from the turn of the century. I am pretty sure I am going to get to drop a footnote regarding the rule against perpetuities.
Don't let anyone tell you that you don't need to know this shit in the real world, kids.
Everyone who learns I have this assignment feels sorry for me. Little do they know that this is the most exciting thing I have worked on since I started this job and I am enjoying the challenge.
That last sentence was completely un-ironic. Then again, long-time readers of this blog know that I have always been a bit of a real property geek.
(Hmmm, I guess most of my 1L posts regarding my real property geekdom were taken down in the great archives purge of 2009. Run of the mill adverse posession and easement humor, but your loss, new readers. Sorry.)