‘Property law and flooding’

“Continuing our trend on water, the Osgoode Society recently announced that Jason Hall has won its Peter Oliver Prize for best published student writing for his article, ‘High Freshets and Low-Lying Farms: Property Law and St John River Flooding in Colonial New Brunswick’. The abstract: ‘ Although New Brunswick was founded on private land ownership, colonists who settled low-lying land along the St John River found that the waterway’s erratic flood cycle and ever-changing nature threatened their lives and farms, and thwarted their efforts to divide riverbanks and islands into fixed parcels of private property …'” (more)

[David Schorr, Environment, Law, and History, 20 June]

First posted 2017-06-21 06:29:41

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