Washington Law Review


Susan F. French


The Rule Against Perpetuities is afrequent source offrustration and puzzlement for property students, professors, and practitioners In this Article, the Author presents three essays; her method of analyzing perpetuities problems, a proposalf or refinement of the common law rule, and an examination of the possible benefits of dead hand control. Although the Author has followed in her father's footsteps, becoming a property professor, some of her views on perpetuities diverge from his. Because scholarly discussion of perpetuities historically has taken the form of "Article and Reply" in various Law Reviews, Professor Robert L Fletcher's response follows his daughter's essays.

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