Jessie Allen’s Commentaries On Blackstone: Chronological List of Entries

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Jessie Allen’s Commentaries on Blackstone

Jessie Allen is Associate Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

 

 

 

Entries (originally posted at Jessie Allen, Blackstone Weekly) For any comments on the original posts, please refer to those posts.

Law and Hope. Introduction.  Section the Second.  Of the NATURE of LAWS in General.  First published November 2008.

Merry Christmas. Book the First. Of the RIGHTS of PERSONS. Chapter the First. Of the Absolute Rights of Individuals. First published December 2008.

Private Property and the Romance of Holiday Gift Giving. Book the First. Of the RIGHTS of PERSONS. Chapter the First. Of the Absolute Rights of Individuals. First published January 1, 2009.

Rights of Passage. Book the First. Of the RIGHTS of PERSONS. Chapter the Second. Of the ParliamentFirst published January 21, 2009.

Equality and OozeBook the First. Of the RIGHTS of PERSONS. The RIGHTS of PERSONS. Chapter the Second. Of the ParliamentFirst published February 7, 2009.

The King Is Dead; Long Live the Law. Book the First. Of the RIGHTS of PERSONS. Chapter the Third. Of the King, and His Title. First published February 19, 2009.

Blackstone’s Sister. Book the First. Of the RIGHTS of PERSONS. Chapter the Fourth. Of the King’s Royal Family. First published March 2, 2009.

Conventions of Peers. Book the First. Of the RIGHTS of PERSONS. Chapter the Fifth. Of the Councils belonging to the King. First published March 16, 2009.

Projection/Subjection. Book the First. Of the RIGHTS of PERSONS. Chapter the Sixth. Of the King’s Duties First published on April 4, 2009.

Torture and the Legal Pen. Book the First. Of the RIGHTS of PERSONS. Chapter the Seventh. Of the King’s Prerogative. First published May 19, 2009.

The Royal Fish, or, Blackstone is Boring. Book the First. Of the RIGHTS of PERSONS. Chapter the Eighth. Of the King’s Revenue. First published June 21, 2009.

Peace and Beer. Book the First. Of the RIGHTS of PERSONS. Chapter the Ninth. Of Subordinate Magistrates. First published August 5, 2009.

Ties that Bind. Book the First. Of the RIGHTS of PERSONS. Chapter the Tenth. Of the People, whether Aliens, Denizens, or Natives. First published August 25, 2009.

Law Makes the World. Book the First. Of the RIGHTS of PERSONS. Chapter the Eleventh. Of the Clergy. First published October 4, 2009.

Totems of Our Lives. Book the First. Of the RIGHTS of PERSONS. Chapter the Twelfth.  Of the Civil State. First published December 2009.

Warriors and Avatars. Book the First. Of the RIGHTS of PERSONS. Chapter the Thirteenth.  Of the Military and Maritime States. First published January 10, 2010.

I don’t want to talk about it. Book the First. Of the RIGHTS of PERSONS. Chapter the Fourteenth. Of Master and Servant. First published February 10, 2010.

A Marrying Kind. Book the First. Of the RIGHTS of PERSONS. Chapter the Fifteenth.  Of Husband and Wife. First published April 13, 2010.

Mysteries of Parenthood. Book the First. Of the RIGHTS of PERSONS. Chapter the Sixteenth.  Of Parent and Child First published June 21, 2010.

Now you see it, now you don’t. Book the First. Of the RIGHTS of PERSONS. Chapter the Seventeenth.  Of Guardian and Ward.  First published August 15, 2010.

For Christine.  Book the First. Of the RIGHTS of PERSONS. Chapter the Eighteenth.  Of Corporations. First published December 14, 2010.

Money Talks. Book the Second. Of the RIGHTS of THINGS. Chapter the First.  Of Property in General. First published December 8, 2011.

The Symbols of Property. Book the Second. Of the RIGHTS of THINGS. Chapter the Second.  Of Real Property; and, First, of Corporeal Hereditaments. First published March 29, 2011.

Theaters of the Invisible. Book the Second. Of the RIGHTS of THINGS. Chapter the Third.  Of Incorporeal Hereditaments. First published May 23, 2011.

Law in the Ruins. Book the Second. Of the RIGHTS of THINGS. Chapter the Fourth.  Of the Feodal System. First published June 30, 2011.

Sing in me, oh Muse! Book the Second. Of the RIGHTS of THINGS. Chapter the Fifth.  Of the Antient English Tenures. First published August 13, 2011.

Castles in the Air. Book the Second. Of the RIGHTS of THINGS. Chapter the Sixth.  Of the Modern English Tenures. First published November 27, 2011.

Trickster Lawyer, Trickster Daughter. Book the Second. Of the RIGHTS of THINGS. Chapter the Seventh.  Of Freehold Estates, of Inheritance. First published December 28, 2011.

Blackstone Plants a Tree. Book the Second. Of the RIGHTS of THINGS. Chapter the Eighth.  Of Freeholds, Not of Inheritance. First published April 16, 2012.

Property, Liberty, Identity. Book the Second. Of the RIGHTS of THINGS. Chapter the Ninth. Of Estates, Less than Freehold. First published September 12, 2012.

Our Bodies, Our Castles, Our Countries, Ourselves. Book the Second. Of the RIGHTS of THINGS. Chapter the Tenth.  Of Estates, upon Condition. First published November 5, 2012. 

In Praise of Artifice. Book the Second. Of the RIGHTS of THINGS. Chapter the Eleventh.  Of Estates in Possession, Remainder and Reversion. First published May 5, 2013.

Finders Keepers. Book the Second. Of the RIGHTS of THINGS. Chapter the Twelfth.  Of Estates in Severality, Joint-Tenancy, Coparcenary, and Common. First published July 15, 2013.

Showtime. Book the Second. Of the RIGHTS of THINGS. Chapter the Thirteenth. Of the Title to Things Real, in General. First published August 22, 2013.

On the Bus. Book the Second. Of the RIGHTS of THINGS. Chapter the Fourteenth. Of Title by Descent. First published July 8, 2014. 

Escheating Death.  Book the Second. Of the RIGHTS of THINGS. Chapter the Fifteenth. Of Title by Purchase, and First by Escheat. First published October 6, 2014.

Why Begin at the Beginning? Book the Second. Of the RIGHTS of THINGS. Chapter the Sixteenth. Of Title by Occupancy. First published March 9, 2015.

Make the Law by Walking. Book the Second. Of the RIGHTS of THINGS. Chapter the Seventeenth. Of Title by Prescription. First published August 16, 2015.

Nothing Certain. Book the Second. Of the RIGHTS of THINGS. Chapter the Eighteenth, Of Title by Forfeiture. First published September 28, 2015.

The Mystery of the Floating Pumps. Book the Second. Of the RIGHTS of THINGS. Chapter the Nineteenth. Of Title by Alienation. First published November 23, 2015. 

Actions Speak Louder. Book the Second. Of the RIGHTS of THINGS. Chapter the Twentieth. Of Alienation by Deed. First published June 10, 2016.

Actores Fabulae. Book the Second. Of the RIGHTS of THINGS. Chapter the Twenty-First. Of Alienation by Matter of Record. First published November 7, 2016. 

No Surrender! Book the Second. Of the RIGHTS of THINGS. Chapter the Twenty-Second. Of Alienation by Special Custom. First published December 20, 2016.